To make head

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To make head to make headway.
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Quotations

  • Sir Girad
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    “Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
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    “I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”

Usage

In literature:

Two hour it must be since ever I 'tempted to make head or tail of it.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
Doesn't it make you feel light-headed to think of putting ten eggs in one cake again?
"Back To Billabong" by Mary Grant Bruce
I went up-stream far enough to make the head of the island, and then started across.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 3" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And more than that, you might ruin the contents, so as not to make head or tale of them.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
I have not been accustomed to much society in England, and the crowd and the heat and the lights make my head ache.
"Rujub, the Juggler" by G. A. Henty
I flung it open, careful not to make a sound, pushed out head and shoulders, and took stock.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
In regard to Lizzie herself, Lady Glencora, on her return to London, took it into her head to make a diversion in our heroine's favour.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
Suppose Wain took it into his head to make a tour of the dormitories, to see that all was well!
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
One day he received an order from the head-quarters of the department to make a special inspection of all the outposts on the Santa Fe Trail.
"The Old Santa Fe Trail" by Henry Inman
That it was enough to make anybody's eyes start square out of their head to look at such red cheeks as yours.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
And at this moment, to make matters worse, Blum poked his head in.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
But the young people, always with Mr. Lintzow at their head, seemed determined to make as much confusion as possible.
"Tales of Two Countries" by Alexander Kielland
I was just turning it over in my head, and I thought the best thing to do would be to make him a Civil Service Commissioner.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
Some administered strong doses of mercury, to "solder up the openings" in the head and make it tight and strong.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life and Criticism" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Some administered strong doses of mercury, to "solder up the openings" in the head and make it tight and strong.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I sat down and tried to make head or tail of the affair.
"The Avenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Besides, it makes to retain sympathy, not to be too confoundedly clear-headed.
"Alias The Lone Wolf" by Louis Joseph Vance
The tutor before he answered raised his lanthorn thrice to the level of his head, as if to make sure of his position.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
I found a Ring of Cudgel-Players, who were breaking one another's Heads in order to make some Impression on their Mistresses Hearts.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
But, uncle, if you think I mean to make a fool of myself about this man, put the notion out of your head.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
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In poetry:

Across the deep their journey lay;
The deep divides to make them way;
Jordan beheld their march, and fled
With backward current to his head.
"Psalm 114" by Isaac Watts
When all is o'er, and God prevails,
The curse of all the world shall be
Upon the heads of traitor-blacks
Who failed to make their country free.
"The Brutal Crime" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Then to the Lord they raise their cries;
He makes the dawning light arise,
And scatters all that dismal shade
That hung so heavy round their head.
"Psalm 107 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Although they shew'd that, at God's aweful throne,
Each must a reck'ning make, when he is dead,
For ev'ry villainy, which he has done;
Yet it cou'd never enter to my head.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren (Part 1)" by Rees Prichard
Gold and myrrh, gold and myrrh,
Frankincense for harbinger,
Myrrh to make His sepulchre.
Roses white and roses red,
Thorns arrayed for His dear Head.
Hail! hail! Wise Men who seek His bed
"Bethlehem" by Michael Fairless
One afternoon I bumped my head.
I sat on a post and wished I were dead
Like father and mother, for no one cared
Whither I went or how I fared.
A man's voice said, "My little lad,
Here's a bit of a toy to make you glad."
"Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Vikings head coach Brad Childress didn't buy into the idea that getting up to 230 pounds would make Adrian Peterson a better player.
A trial 18 months in the making came to a head Friday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—A Pakistani ambassador says the 15-year-old girl activist shot in the head by a Taliban gunman last month is making a steady recovery and is starting to walk, talk and read.
New species of whitefly heading making its way to South Florida.
Members of the group heading south had some serious decisions to make on what and what not to bring.
President Obama is headed back to the metro area this week and will make a few campaign stops in the state.
When government agency buyers head to the office cafeteria, they typically make a choice--turkey sandwich or Cobb salad.
Whether you're heading to the beach or the mountains, make sure you check out our latest weather videos to get the latest forecast.
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A legislative effort to make high-speed internet service available to a Delta County business park to increase their competitiveness is headed to the Governor for approval.
Top performers make the most of the time between waking up and heading to the office.
Make your grocery list and head out to see us.
Students are always looking for ways to make their school year easier, and we've got apps that will help send them to the head of the class.
SEATTLE – A sea lion found dead on the Nisqually Delta last weekend was shot twice in the head, making it the ninth Sea Lion found shot to death in Western Washington in the past couple of weeks.
How to Make a Floating Head Costume.
Real leaders aren't afraid to make heads roll.
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In science:

The global symmetry due to the interchange of head and tail makes the average (24) anti–symmetric with respect to the middle and the average (25) symmetric.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
Our goal is to study (2) as function of the parameter β (and boundary conditions at infinity, see below). A head-on probabilistic approach to this problem would be to make it a theory of many interacting random matrices through a discretization of space-time.
Random partitions and instanton counting
This coding makes sense when k = 1 because we obtain the classical representation of a skew Young tableau (each ribbon is reduced to its head).
A generating algorithm for ribbon tableaux and spin polynomials
As (r, t )-bounded NLMs are not allowed to have an infinite run, we obtain that without moving any of its heads, M can make at most k consecutive steps.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
If ”head” comes up (with probability a) then he makes a random move according to the probability distribution pG (x, ·) while leaving the lamps (cid:0)η(x), ·(cid:1). unchanged.
Lamplighter Random Walks and Entropy-Sensitivity of Languages
Fictionist: Look, this whole conversation is starting to make my head hurt.
Dialogue Concerning Two Views on Quantum Coherence: Factist and Fictionist
The inequivalence of tail, head and solvent segments effectively makes the bilayers pre-assembled structures, as opposed to self-assembled ones.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Although the decompiler can make some attempt to decide what the user intended – a column of numbers with text above is probably one multi-valued attribute plus a static heading stating its name – it will in general need to ask the user for more information.
Ensuring Spreadsheet Integrity with Model Master
However, the expedition headed by Eddington reached Principe ahead of schedule and luckily the stormy weather broke in time for the team to make their observations.
Some Comments on the Tests of General Relativity
We felt it was important to involve senior management to guide the project, approve the work and make recommendations to the executive, so we formed a Steering Committee, made up of heads of departments, with representation from both Front and Back Offices, and Internal Audit.
Controlling End User Computing Applications - a case study
To the user this process may as well represent the behaviour of the machine – the user cannot see whether the machine makes the ch oice before or after making the “head or tail” offers.
Testing Reactive Probabilistic Processes
Someone who thinks in terms of heads/tails may well find teads/hails to be “derivative.” But someone who thinks in terms of teads/hails will make the parallel claim about heads/tails.
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
Fig. 3 In the SC-theory all densities go to zero in the far future as does the Hubble parameter SC-H. The big bang H was also headed toward zero but the added energy of the cosmological constant to make Ω = 1 creates the acceleration with an unphysical drive of the BB-H curve to infinity in the far future.
Phenomenology for Supernova Ia Data Based on a New Cosmic Time
In , it has been proved that machines with a sofic subshift correspond to machines whose head makes only bounded cycles.
Zigzags in Turing machines
At some moment, the head has gone from k to k + N (or from −k − N ); if it comes back to J−k , kK, it would make a cycle.
Zigzags in Turing machines
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