To keep to


  • "'I will keep these on,' he said to the shopkeeper."
    "'I will keep these on,' he said to the shopkeeper."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To keep to to adhere strictly to; not to neglect or deviate from; as, to keep to old customs; to keep to a rule; to keep to one's word or promise.
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  • Joe Dimaggio
    Joe Dimaggio
    “If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.”
  • Sir Nathan Rothschild
    Sir Nathan Rothschild
    “I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Keep true to the dreams of your youth.”
  • Euripides
    “Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.”
  • Robert E. Lee
    “Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.”
  • Edgar Cayce
    Edgar Cayce
    “You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else.”


Keep your ear to the ground - If you keep your ear to the ground, you try to keep informed about something, especially if there are rumours or uncertainties.
Keep your nose to the grindstone - If you keep your nose to the grindstone, you work hard and seriously.


In literature:

Heywood leads off; the suspected men ordered to keep close after; while Woodley reserves the rear-guard to himself and his rifle.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
And though you had none o' them, you could aye find some poor body to be kind to, to keep your heart soft.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
The more we urged him to allow us to take our departure, the more determined he seemed to keep us.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Are you strong enough to keep to it?
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
There were so many charges to give Betty, who was to keep house for the next week.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
For strange as it may seem to you, I've been whistling to keep up my courage.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Whatever the captains thought, they had the good taste to keep it to themselves.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still I determined to keep up my spirits, and to hang on to the oars as long as I could.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
I'm too old to get about and keep too sick to go to the polls to vote.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
He wanted to obtain her at once and to keep her for ever.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
To move to a greater distance, or to steer so as to keep clear of a vessel or other object.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The wind was from the north, and they had therefore only to keep their backs to it to follow the right direction.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
The signs were few and barely sufficient to allow me to keep up the pursuit.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
In the woods we would have to change four times a day to keep * * * as dry.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
It was almost impossible to drag him to a lake or the sea, and it was quite impossible to keep him there more than a few days.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Grapes grown on clay lands are said to be firmer and to keep better than those grown on gravel or lighter soils.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
To keep well they should not be exposed to fall frosts, and should not be picked before ripe.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
If there was something for me to hear I'd got to keep still to hear it.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
If you wish to keep your secret, let me entreat you not to go to Strathleckie.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
These are the foods which the body can easily burn to keep it warm and give it power to act.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison

In poetry:

That which I kept is flown,
So fast the children grow,
The only child I keep to be my own
I lost long years ago.
"Recompense: (For Lord Kilhacken)" by Katharine Tynan
Long may he live to use the life
The hidden goddess gave,
To keep unspotted to the end
The gentle, just, and brave.
"To Papa" by Louisa May Alcott
All these are sweet, and I could sleep
Like any wearied child,
Were I but there one day to keep
A tryst amid the wild.
"The Churchyard Tree" by Alexander Anderson
My little dear, so fast asleep,
Whose arms about me cling,
What kisses shall she have to keep
While she is slumbering ?
"To My Children" by Dollie Radford
The sun is behind me.
Nothing has changed since I began.
My eye has permitted no change.
I am going to keep things like this.
"Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes
Drink of this cup! it bears a charm
Of more than magic worth:
A spell to keep the soul from harm,
A gift from heaven to earth.
"Drink Of This Cup" by John Pierpont

In news:

A Storm Lake man Tuesday asked the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors to consider decriminalizing marijuana and to start a "Safe Ride" program to keep drunk drivers off the road.
I would like to extend a HUGE MAHALO to all our firefighters that work so hard to keep our community safe.
What began as a private session for producer Mark Weber and musicians Michael Anthony (guitar), Michael Glynn (bass) and Cal Haines (drums) turned out to be too damned good to keep to themselves.
Tonight, he has to try to keep the Yankees from falling out of first place for the first time in nearly three months — and he has to figure out how to stop Mark Reynolds.
The big race to watch in this year's Waynesville town elections is between Alderman Gavin A Brown and incumbent Mayor Henry Foy , with Foy vying to keep his office while Brown attempts to unseat him.
When you head to the local garden center, there are a few things to keep in mind when picking out which plants to purchase.
Make sure to keep 'em supplied with gear they need to help keep 'em safe and get 'em back home.
I'm going to try to keep the Red Sox' woe-and-four start to the season in perspective.
Connecticut drivers owe no duty to oncoming motorists to keep their wheels straight while waiting to turn in anticipation of a potential rear-end collision.
When the city threatened to cut two of the streetlamps on Jerome Boulevard, Karl Fuller got the neighbors together to cover the costs to keep the lights on.
What if the state income tax clipped from your paycheck were delivered not to your elected government for roads and other basic services, but to your out-of-state employer, to keep.
Are you trying to keep cool and keep your energy bills down.
Rarely do I share emails, but this one was too funny to keep to myself.
Because of that, you need to figure out what to keep, what to replace and what to modify.
Regarding my Sept 17 letter, "Debt would keep growing if Obama re-elected": The Maui News has strict rules to keep submitted letters under 250 words.

In science:

However, the usual normalization procedure for imaginary time evolution (multiplying the state by a number to keep hψ |ψi = 1) is now not enough to satisfy the MPS normalization conditions (3.8)-(3.10) for the tensors Γ and vectors λ I use to describe the state |ψi.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
To keep our presentation self-contained, we begin by showing how to formalise and prove a simple result about strings; for a full introduction to the Isabelle system see .
Every Computably Enumerable Random Real Is Provably Computably Enumerable Random
Since Γ is proportional to g , to keep the area defined by the DOS curve and E-axis to a constant, the peak must be roughly follow 1/g dependence.
The shape of disorder broadened Landau subbands in graphene
Therefore, in practice, we can reduce the space complexity to O(k) by moving the update of the priority queue in Algorithm 1 to Algorithm 2, and using a vector of size k + 1 to keep track of the previous column in the DP table.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
To approach this problem, Morita has suggested to use a partial annealing procedure where the moments of the monomer distribution are constrained to keep their correct values.
Random copolymer adsorption: Morita approximation compared to exact numerical simulations
In order to keep consistent orientations, we will need to use the discs DA , D− , D+ , and D1 , in addition to the annulus Λ that K1 and K2 co-bound, note that Λ ⊂ D− ∪Dζ .
A Homological Approach to Relative Knot Invariants
Contrary to the original claim (see their introduction) that the twisted forms and axial vectors are incompatible with the Clifford approach, now they seem to agree with the opposite, namely, that it is still possible to keep working with the twisted forms along with the Clifford structures.
An electric charge has no screw sense--a comment on the twistfree formulation of electrodynamics by da Rocha & Rodrigues
We employ a Metropolis-Hastings algorithm to generate samples according to the weight f (λ1 (x))p(x). A single component xij of the random matrix x is chosen and changed at each step; in ensembles of symmetric matrices, xj i should also be changed if i 6= j , which is necessary to keep the symmetry of the matrix.
Multicanonical sampling of rare events in random matrices
To keep our arguments easy to follow, we delay the proof to Section 4.2.
Entropy and Hausdorff Dimension in Random Growing Trees
I note that this is not a very strong localization property. I believe that it is possible to show stronger localization properties than this, but have decided not to do so to keep this work at a reasonable length.
Localization for random operators with non-monotone potentials with exponentially decaying correlations
To study the critical properties of the correlator, one has to keep the system in a slightly supercritical stationary state 0 < ∆ ≪ 1 and to restrict the analysis to distances below the correlation length r ≪ rc ∼ ∆−ν⊥ .
Equal-time correlation function for directed percolation
In order to be able to evolve, ETGs need to keep on accreting cold gas.
Cold gas in massive early-type galaxies: The case of NGC 1167
In order to obtain a rigorous proof, it will hence not suffice to just consider the total number of particles, but in fact be necessary to keep track of their individual locations.
Stability of Random Admissible-Set Scheduling in Spatial Wireless Systems
Ignoring some technicalities, our aim is to prove a lower bound on the number of vertices which have to be uniformed at times before t to keep w uniformed at time t.
Quasirandom Rumor Spreading
In order to keep the user’s experience similar to SVG and VML we decided to implement two rendering layers.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation