To commit


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To commit to learn by heart; to memorize.
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  • Les Brown
    “You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.”
  • Mack R. Douglas
    Mack R. Douglas
    “The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.”
  • Tom Flores
    Tom Flores
    “A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.”
  • Mark Twain
    “I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places.”
  • Faye Wattleton.
    Faye Wattleton.
    “My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.”
  • Voltaire
    “As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.”


In literature:

Free jurisdiction and lordship over each one of our soldiers, except in cases of treason, we hereby commit to you.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Had he committed the murder he would have surrendered immediately and tried to justify the act before an applauding public.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
And we could hear the crowd now very distinctly, egging one another on to commit the unforgivable offense and storm a woman's gates.
"Caves of Terror" by Talbot Mundy
I could not bear to commit it to any other hands than those of Mr. Smith.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
He wondered if it would not be a practical idea to commit it to memory.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
His companion received a short term sentence, while the patient was committed to five years in the Leavenworth Penitentiary.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
He sent orders to his frontier garrisons to commit no hostilities upon France.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. From Henry VII. to Mary" by David Hume
The prisoner was therefore sent to Oxford, where the treason was said to have been committed.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
These five persons were committed to Newgate by order of the house of commons.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Can you believe that money will tempt me to commit a murder?
"Oscar the Detective" by Harlan Page Halsey
This he sewed up inside his waistcoat; it was too precious to be committed to so commonplace a depository as the purse of a belt.
"The Woman's Way" by Charles Garvice
Here the pirates committed several atrocious cruelties on the Indians, who wished to be friends with the foreigners.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Upon being assigned to a station, the Carrier is required to commit to memory the rules laid down for his guidance.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Soon shall I be called to commit her 'body to the ground, earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
In fine," he told them, "that he committed his life, and all his interests, to their honour and to their courage.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
I have got you to commit yourself to opinions and to a line of conduct.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Did she love him enough to forgive a sin committed chiefly for her sake?
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
Of his victims, some he prompted to suicide, others to commit murder.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
God permitted me to commit this fault, to make me the more sensible of His protection over me.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
The priests told the people, that whoever brought fagots to burn heretics would have an indulgence to commit sins for forty days.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe

In poetry:

I to my God my ways commit,
And cheerful wait his will;
Thy hand, which guides my doubtful feet,
Shall my desires fulfil.
"Psalm 37 part 1" by Isaac Watts
And those sisters that can't catch you,
What a plight they must be in!
For the song you sing oft leads them
To commit an awful sin.
"Fashion" by Frank Barbour Coffin
So with hearts to heaven devoted,
Sins repented and confess'd,
All they have to heaven committed,
Christians get them to their rest.
"The Anchor" by Caroline Fry
When all, and birds, and creeping beasts,
When the dark of night is deep,
From the moving wonder of their lives
Commit themselves to sleep.
"Sleep" by Walter de la Mare
Ye winds, the servants of the Lord,
Ye waves, obedient to his word,
Oh, spare the babe committed to your trust;
And Israel shall confess the Lord is just.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
"Ye trees and flowers the Lord hath made,
Ye beasts, to my good-will committed—
Although your trust hath been betrayed—
Not long ago ye would have pitied
Your old comrade.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

Like any teenager attempting to commit fraud, I was exceedingly nervous.
But will today's deadlines make it tougher to commit fraud.
It's so hard to find good help willing to commit misdemeanors these days.
Speaking at one of three fundraisers held in San Francisco Saturday, Biden said that undecided voters have yet to commit to Barack Obama because they have not accepted him being African-American.
West Africa 's regional bloc ECOWAS agreed on Sunday to commit 3,300 troops to help recapture northern Mali, part of battle plans that will be sent for United Nations approval by the end of November, the group's chairman said.
A day before his team was to make its public debut with an exhibition game against Glenville State, Bob Huggins still wasn't ready to commit to a starting five.
A new study finds that people with ADHD are less likely to commit crimes when they are taking their medicines.
Witnesses told officers Jeffrey Logan, 37, of Tyler used a knife to commit the assault and was still inside the home.
Witnesses told officers the man used a knife to commit the assault and was still inside the home.
In July, Cynthia Gibson, of Huntington, who was a clerk at the All in One also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud.
Four are arrested now and accused conspiring to commit the robbery.
(AP) — Monte B Callaway blew off his jaw trying to commit suicide.
Monte B Callaway blew off his jaw trying to commit suicide.
Another publisher cited in the investigation, Penguin Group Inc, did not agree to commit to the terms.
The quarterback wants to commit early, so SEC schools like Auburn and Alabama may need to act quickly.

In science:

We will commit the abuse of identifying such a function with its lift to any given extension when the extension in question is obvious.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems
Therefore, we need to specify a progress condition that captures the execution scenarios in which a transaction should commit.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Consider, for example, a simple non-trivial progress condition that requires a transaction to commit if it does not overlap with any other transaction.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
In this paper, we try to understand the inherent costs of allowing multiple concurrent transactions to commit.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Since we only consider canonic transactions, the latest value written to X in S is the value written by the last transaction Tj such that Tk commits, Tj
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Also note that, if several transactions concurrently conflict on a single t-ob ject, the first transaction to execute the mCAS in Line 26 is returned true and commits.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
However, in πs · ρ · πw · πf , T3 commits (as in ρ) but T1 ignores the value written by T3 to Xk .
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
X = S1−δ ∩ S ′ 1−δ (for example, by simply changing B for the case of δ = 1 or Y for the case of δ = 0), wil l cause the value Fδ itself changed that in turn determines and commits to the value F1−δ (while Pr[Fδ = α] is negligible for any α ∈ G \ 1G ).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
SSJPOK is from the observation: {X, B } (that determines F0 = X b ) are committed to F1 = X yh(aux1 ) in the RO model as {X, B } ⊆ aux1 .
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Thus, the malicious player is also infeasible to set the value V I j correlated to any of the j is committed to V I mI ).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
We will use these explicit computations, together with quantification of the error committed in replacing αδ by ¯αδ , to estimate the mean drift (in this section) and the diffusion term (in the next section).
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
In the learn-then-decide (LTD) model, agents eventually commit to one of these options.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
This is the state into which a job enters when it is first created. • QUEUED: the job is committed for execution by the client but the service has not yet assigned it to a processor.
IVOA Recommendation: Universal Worker Service Pattern Version 1.0
Strictly speaking, if we do not give the quantity assigned to it – 1 – a unit too, we have committed an error, since a dimensionless number is not the same as one with a dimension.
Ensuring Spreadsheet Integrity with Model Master
To assess the possible gain in concatenating CPMG with a UDD sequence pm UDD of m pulses and duration t1 we estimate that the neglected term in (4) is of the order of (αt1 )m+1 This is the error committed on the UDD level of the sequence.
Concatenated Control Sequences based on Optimized Dynamic Decoupling