To take on


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To take on to assume; to take upon one's self; as, to take on a character or responsibility.
    • To take on to be violently affected; to express grief or pain in a violent manner.
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  • Mary Caroline Richards
    “To have character is to be big enough to take life on.”
  • Joyce Chapman
    Joyce Chapman
    “If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.”
  • Albert Camus
    “Accept life, take it as it is? Stupid. The means of doing otherwise? Far from our having to take it, it is life that possesses us and on occasion shuts our mouths.”
  • Ann Oakley
    Ann Oakley
    “There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn't bother to change while there are women like that around.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    “We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.”
  • Thomas J. Watson
    “Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.”


In literature:

Captain Matson sent me on board to take her to Port Royal.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sometimes a much larger fish would take hold, and two of us would have to pull on the line stretched like wire.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
I had a great longing to go on board and try to see the captain, and to ask him if he would take me.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
He was ever on the look-out to take advantage of the least change of wind which would enable us to lay our course.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
You help me, and we make raft on which we float till de captain comes back to take us.
"The South Sea Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Tim had procured some mosquito-curtains, which we were to take with us on our voyage, when we should require them even more than at Cervanos.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
Nevertheless I resolved to take him on board for O'Brien to decide, and ordered him into the boat.
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
Say, if he should take to walkin' on his hands, there wouldn't be no men's shoes sold on Fifth-ave. for a year.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
The first lieutenant was sent on board to take possession; I had the honour to accompany him.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
On further inquiry, I learned that the trappers were on their way to take part in the campaign.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Three of us hired a one-horse buggy to take us on to Clunes, which lay in our way.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
General Joffre had arranged for a conference at my Headquarters at St. Quentin with Lanrezac and myself, to take place early on the 26th.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
Having decided to take the baby with them, they sped along home, and drew up in front of the house to find Nan and Mr. Fairfield on the verandah.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
Odd of him to take shipping files on a hunting trip, wasn't it?
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
There's four on us; so there must be four on you, in case we have to take a vote.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
I'll take you over to the station myself, and go on and see Ferret after.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
So if you don't care to take on me business, I'll give it to Jim Beringer.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
No sooner did one man on whom he was depending for assistance turn out to be unreliable than another one came to take his place.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
Sometimes, they mammies take them to the field and fix pallet on ground for them to lay on.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Only I don't care to take your weight on this greasy bit of old iron.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan

In poetry:

And dearly did he love to take
A rosy grandchild on his knee;
To part his shining locks, and say,
"Just such another boy was he!"
"The Grandfather's Departure" by Matilda Betham
If Heaven would hear my prayer,
My dearest wish would be,
Thy sorrows not to share
But take them all on me;
If Heaven would hear my prayer.
"Love's Prayer" by John Hay
And there to take the awful leap,
And fall, with hoarse and sullen roar,
Into th' unfathomable deep,
Which rolleth on, from shore to shore.
"Niagra Falls" by Thomas Frederick Young
And let him, let him go his way,
Alone, and innocent, and gay!
For, if good Angels love to wait
On the forlorn unfortunate,
This Child will take no harm.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
My eye in the light of the billow,
My wing on the wake of the wave;
I shall take to my breast for a pillow,
The shroud of the fair and the brave.
I'm a sea-bird, &c.
"The Sea-Bird's Song" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
But scorn has died on your lips, and through you
Shines out star-bright an immortal grace,
As though God then to His heaven drew you,
And sent an angel to take your place.
"Years Ago" by Victor James Daley

In news:

Sharon Gakin of Olalla isn't afraid to take on new tasks and skills.
For millions of Americans, the first big financial decision in life is whether to take on a student loan.
Coffee Maker Illy Uses Backdoor to Take on Starbucks in the U.S.
It can be so easy to take on the leaders in our state and our nation.
Banks gets ready to take on rest of Mobile Bay .
Church ready to take on challenges of downsizing.
The Broncos hit the road again today to take on the Ball State Cardinals.
US financial regulators are examining the rising use of loans to state and local governments that allow public officials to take on added debt without disclosing it to municipal-bond investors.
NSU to take on Winona State Saturday.
Voters swung to Gingrich because, as Harold Wade, 85, was quoted in the Washington Post as saying, 'We need someone who's mean' to take on Obama.
Onondaga Conservatives give Russo edge to take on Valesky.
Dill ran as a progressive candidate willing to take on Gov Paul LePage.
The Glenwood City Hilltoppers hope to continue their playoff run this Saturday as they will hit the road to take on Pepin /Alma in level three of the WIAA football playoffs.
We've come up with the perfect sayings to get you cheered up and ready to take on anything.
It's possible to double your money faster if you are willing to take on more risk.

In science:

Then take f to be a function that is equal to 0 on D1 and M on D2 , and varies linearly between between 0 and M within Db .
Random Surfaces
To recover the physical situation, on has to take the replica limit D → 0, M → ∞ with M D → 1 and ∆θ = θ0/√M .
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
Thus for any quadratic Lagrangian theory it is sufficient to take elements of central column of the triangle (76) be zeros, and elements on r.h.s. of it be arbitrary numbers, to obtain some local symmetry of the Lagrangian action (16), (17).
Search for gauge symmetry generators of singular Lagrangian theory
Thus, taking the marginal with respect to the trace is equivalent to conditioning on the event (Tr W = 1).
Asymptotics of random density matrices
Since band-bending is proposed to take place on the length scale of the YBCO lattice constant, the electronic structure of YBCO-metal interfaces becomes accessible to a supercell approach with periodic boundary conditions.
Charge redistribution at YBa2Cu3O7-metal interfaces
The expected time to cover Bn by a random walk is Θ(n2 ) since once the token is in one of the cliques it takes on average Θ(n2 ) steps to exit that clique.
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One
However, if we prefer to fix the sample size, then we propose to take the maximum on dimensions and distributions.
The random Tukey depth
Note that g is not required to take any particular values on ∂X — it is unrelated to any metric used to construct T ′ .
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
The assumption in Corollary 1.3 that the entries of A have equal probabilities of being 0 seems quite artifical, and it would be of interest to replace that assumption by the assumption that no entry is too likely to take on the value 0.
On the Rank of Random Sparse Matrices
Peers have local logic which they require to interpret and decide on actions to take when messages are received.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
We note that if we confine x to a bounded rectangular subset of Rd and if p(x) is assumed uniform over this subset, then, at the optimal {wm}, c will be equally likely to take on each of its M possible values.
Interpreting self-organizing maps through space--time data models
Hitting times on Erd¨os-R´enyi graphs To compute the hitting time H (s, t), we take s and t to be on the same connected component whose size we denote by N∞ .
Return probabilities and hitting times of random walks on sparse Erdos-Renyi graphs
To define an adequate strategy for deliv ering programming is evidently an important and sensitive first stage to take into considerati on.
On Requirements for Programming Exercises from an E-learning Perspective
To apply Theorem 5.2, we would like to take an appropriate semi-norm g on eV , more precisely, the Minkowski functional g eC of a certain subset eC of eV (see Proposition 5.3).
Optimal Observables for Minimum-Error State Discrimination in General Probabilistic Theories
Concerning A7, note that the definition of rN immediately implies that ¯Cm contains leaves of GN if and only if m > M ′ and in this case all vertices in ¯Cm have a common ancestor in GN \ ( ¯Cm ∪ {o}) (one can take the first vertex not belonging to ¯Cm on the shortest path from ym to o).
Random walks on discrete cylinders with large bases and random interlacements