To take stock in

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To take stock in To subscribe for, or purchase, shares in a stock company.
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Usage

In literature:

The scraps of doleful ballads, taken from the stores of the Pilgrim brothers, Marjorie objected that he did not seem to take stock in.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
I ain't never been able to take much stock in catchin' consumption.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She dropped her stocking to take the wide-necked bottle in her hands, deciding now how best to send it.
"The Good Comrade" by Una L. Silberrad
Already there was movement in front, and, crawling forward to the end of the line, he climbed up the bank to take stock of the position.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
I didn't take much stock in the yarn at the time, but I'm beginning to think he had it straight.
"Raw Gold" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The next day is Saturday, and then I am bound to be in Brimley to take in stock.
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
Now, seeming to take no stock of Blenham's disfigurement, in a dozen snapping sentences he issued his orders.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
It would take all the money I had in the world just to make a part payment on the stock.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
The world seemed to "take stock" in the new Republic, particularly when the returns were large and prompt in appearing.
"Expansion and Conflict" by William E. Dodd
Being already in his shirt, short drawers, and stockings, it did not take quite a minute to don trousers, vest and coat.
"The Garret and the Garden" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

The heathen worship stocks and stones;
My pious soul it shocks
To be instructed thus to take
An Interest in Stocks.
"Mathematics" by Arthur Clement Hilton
Yet you went, a man contented
's though you had a king to call on
Who would take you to his parlour,
And buy all your stock of honey.
On you went, and in a sounding
"Reminiscence" by Padraic Colum
The women take so little stock
In what I do or say
They'd sooner leave their cosseting
To hear a jackass bray;
My arms are like the twisted thorn
And yet there beauty lay;
"A Man Young And Old: VI. His Memories" by William Butler Yeats
Yes, I see you smile, Sir, at my givin' her so much;
Yes, divorce is cheap, Sir, but I take no stock in such!
True and fair I married her, when she was blithe and young;
And Betsey was al'ays good to me, exceptin' with her tongue.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton
Sleep, like a bunco artist, rubbed it in,
Sold me his ten-cent oil stocks, though he knew
It was a Kosher trick to take the tin
When I was such an easy thing to do;
For any centenarian can see
To ring a bull's-eye when he shoots at me.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Stocks rallied early Friday as new governments get ready to take over in Italy and Greece, the two countries at the center of Europe's debt crisis.
Upper-class investors are more willing to take their chances in stock and bond markets than middle-class Americans.
Big Buck Project takes whitetail-deer stocking to new level in Marengo County.
As a complement to the National Center for Employee Ownership's new take on stock option backdating—so much in the news in tech and beyond—Executive Director Corey Rosen has penned a pithy poem on the subject.
The team at Governor in Brooklyn, NY formulates a plan to take stock and clean the flooded restaurant.
LUXEMBOURG – EU finance ministers are in Luxembourg to take stock of the debt crisis before a summit of EU leaders later this month.
Autumn is the time to take stock before winter sets in.
Or you might have such a diversified portfolio that you never take the time to know very much about any one stock in particular.
When European Central Bank president Mario Draghi vowed to "do whatever it takes" to keep the monetary union intact, stocks were off to races in the US and Europe.
Seeking calm in a volatile market, a Milwaukee investment consultant is steering some assets to managers who take advantage of the trading patterns for stocks of companies that are being acquired.
Take-Two Interactive Software, a maker of video game software, said yesterday that it had agreed to acquire Pixel Broadband Studios, an Israeli video game technology company, for $50.4 million in cash and stock.
Whether you are new to the world of stock footage, or a seasoned and successful stock footage researcher, now is a great time to take a closer look at the evolution of point-of-sale purchasing in the stock footage industry.
It may seem a little early to take stock of the past year in media.
In this article CIRCLE TRACK takes a look at how the ASA brought American-style stock car racing to the Republic of South Africa with the Free State 500 at Phakisa Freeway.
Spanish stock prices fall 3 percent Wednesday as Spain 's bond rates rise above 6 percent and demonstrators take to the streets to protest anticipated cuts in government spending.
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In science:

In March 1999 I was asked to give an SPS heavy-ion status report to the SPSC; clearly, the lab management had made it a priority to take stock of the return on their investment.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
During 2004, four divisions of the American Physical Society commissioned a study of neutrino physics to take stock of where the field is at the moment and where it is going in the near and far future.
Theory of Neutrinos: A White Paper
He is allowed to take both positive and negative positions in the stock (can go both long and short), but the capital in his account should always stay nonnegative.
Ito calculus without probability in idealized financial markets
We have learnt a great deal about the interior of the sun since helioseismology, in the form that we know it, began some 36 years ago. I now take stock of the situation, in an attempt to provide some foundation for asteroseismology, which is already well under way.
Heliophysics gleaned from seismology
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