To-

Definitions

  • KÛshite Prisoners Brought to Egypt
    KÛshite Prisoners Brought to Egypt
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To- An obsolete intensive prefix used in the formation of compound verbs; as in to-beat, to-break, to-hew, to-rend, to-tear. See these words in the Vocabulary. See the Note on All to, or All-to, under All adv.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"I took to my heels at once." "I took to my heels at once."
On the Way to Godalming from Haslemere On the Way to Godalming from Haslemere
A boy feeds a cherry to another boy A boy feeds a cherry to another boy
Tom handing a bouquet to Polly Tom handing a bouquet to Polly
Polly introduces herself to Tom Polly introduces herself to Tom
To grow. N.A. Indian To grow. N.A. Indian
Citadel To-day Citadel To-day
Frontenac Terrace To-Day Frontenac Terrace To-Day

Quotations

  • Sir Lawrence Olivier
    Sir Lawrence Olivier
    “I have to act to live.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The best way to get something done is to begin.”
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean%20Rostand
    “To be adult is to be alone.”
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”
  • George Burns
    George%20Burns
    “It's good to be here. At 98, it's good to be anywhere.”
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Trust not to much to appearances.”

Idioms

A long row to hoe - Something that is a long row to hoe is a difficult task that takes a long time.
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Accident waiting to happen - If something is an accident waiting to happen, there's definitely going to be an accident or it's bound to go wrong. ('Disaster waiting to happen' is also used.)
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Add fuel to the fire - If people add fuel to the fire, they make a bad situation worse.
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Add insult to injury - When people add insult to injury, they make a bad situation even worse.
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All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.
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All roads lead to Rome - This means that there can be many different ways of doing something.
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All things to all people - When we try to be all things to all people, we try to satifsy everyone, and often end up satisfying no one.
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Armed to the teeth - If people are armed to the teeth, they have lots of weapons.
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As the actress said to the bishop - (UK) This idiom is used to highlight a sexual reference, deliberate or accidental.
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Axe to grind - If you have an axe to grind with someone or about something, you have a grievance, a resentment and you want to get revenge or sort it out. In American English, it is 'ax'.
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Back to back - If things happen back to back, they are directly one after another.
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Back to square one - If you are back to square one, you have to start from the beginning again.
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Back to the drawing board - If you have to go back to the drawing board, you have to go back to the beginning and start something again.
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Back to the salt mines - If someone says they have to go back to the salt mines, they have to return, possibly unwillingly, to work.
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Back to the wall - If you have your back to the wall, you are in a difficult situation with very little room for manoeuvre.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. to-, asunder; akin to G. zer-, and perhaps to L. dis-, or Gr.

Usage

In literature:

It does not seem to me to be possible to myself to be what girls call in love.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
She owes it to me, if not to herself, to put an end to the farce before she turns to tragedy.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
When she came to think it over, she acknowledged to herself that it would be all the world to her to have him back.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
From the year 1447 to the year 1455, it is difficult to follow Colleoni's movements, or to trace his policy.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
To go was to draw a step or two nearer to Heath, and so, perhaps, to retreat a step or two from her child.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
As it behooves every lady, though no queen, I am not to wait for him to come to me, but I am to go to him!
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
To them I would say that to accompany these women to their homes is simply to invite robbery and disease.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
She would like to keep the dear body, to have it always near to her, to live close to the spot where it was committed to the earth.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
When Eli came to his senses he appealed to Alfred to explain why they had decided to quit.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
I have seen men and women cuffed to 60-foot chains being took to Lynchburg, Va., to the block to be sold.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Edwin's conscience seemed to be getting ready to hint that he ought not to go to London.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
This poor girl did not need to go to London to see the nobility; they came to the lighthouse to see her.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
It's time to work, to think, and to try to help.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The same remarks, it is evident, are applicable to governors, to judges, to sheriffs, to constables, and to justices of the peace.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Who can tell how pleasant it seemed, after so many weeks, to be able to walk abroad again, and to walk to the mountain!
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
The object of the letter was to remove once and for ever all temptation to Maisie to return to her native land.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
To-day I heard of my paper addressed to the President on the subject of an appeal to the people to send food to the army.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
To Anne herself it was most distressing to see Mr Elliot enter the room; and quite painful to have him approach and speak to her.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
We had governments to form; measures to concert; an army to train, and every necessary article to import or to create.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
When they came to the end of the road which turned to Rathcash and Shanvilla, Winny, as was natural, could have wished to go to Rathcash.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
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In poetry:

O Savior, Whom this holy morn
Gave to our world below;
To wandering and to labor born,
To weakness and to woe!
"Hymn 5. Christmas Day" by Reginald Heber
Oh, yon's the way to Arcady,
To Arcady, to Arcady;
Oh, yon's the way to Arcady,
Where all the leaves are merry.
"The Way To Arcady" by Henry Cuyler Bunner
OH, what's the way to Arcady,
To Arcady, To Arcady;
Oh, what's the way to Arcady,
Where all the leaves are merry?
"The Way To Arcady" by Henry Cuyler Bunner
Come, come to him who made thy heart;
Come weary and oppressed;
To come to Jesus is thy part,
His part to give thee rest.
"Come Unto Me" by George MacDonald
Yet not for him the warrior's grave
In front of angry foes;
To lift, to shield, to help, to save,
The holier task he chose.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
He broke a ring between them two;
He made a vow to bind him
To death, and beyond it to be true
To her he had left behind him.
"Keeping Tryst" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

He went on to write that "this circumstance should not only reaffirm our need to commit to that 11th commandment, but I am certain it will lead to reform in our process to ensure this will not happen again.".
"It does have the ability to be used not only to bring souls to Christ but also to change lives, to inspire people to do better," he said.
DES MOINES, Iowa – Ever since gay couples began flocking to Iowa to marry three years ago, conservative Republicans have been looking forward to amassing enough political power to put an end to it.
Go to swimmingworldmagazine.com/poll to vote, then head over to usaswimming.org to vote for your favorites to win at the Golden Goggles .
When it comes to going to the doctor, men tend to wait until something needs to be fixed, according to a recent survey.
"Noor never had a chance to live her life She never had an opportunity to graduate from college, to get a job, to be married, to have children," Det.
In answer to a letter to editor printed Nov 8, it is upsetting to me as a taxpayer that my taxes go to a person to pay his salary and benefits, and he doesn't appreciate it at all.
The family of teenage actress Ariel Winter agreed Wednesday to undergo counseling to try to resolve whether she will return to her parents' home or continue to live with her adult sister.
Johnny Damon wants to return to the Yankees, but it remains to be seen whether they want him back - and if they do, how many years they want to commit to the 36-year-old.
"I believe the key to happiness is someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to".
People are always looking for excuses to avoid jury duty but only a few would be able to use US Sen John Kerry's: He had to get back to Washington to vote.
Even with food to hunt for, feathers to groom, nests to build and migrations to plan, they stopped to appreciate one of our sunsets.
Tuesdays 12pm to 5pm Wednesdays 12pm to 6pm Thursdays 6pm to 8pm Friday 12pm to 5pm Saturdays 12pm to 4pm *during the week shorty closed between 2:30-3:30.
But the mere fact that the Nationals were forced to go to him in almost exactly the type of situation they were trying to avoid speaks to the amount they've had to rely on a few relievers early this season.
DOHA, Qatar — The United Nations climate chief is urging people not to look solely to their governments to make tough decisions to slow global warming, and instead to consider their own role in solving the problem.
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In science:

GOLF-NG is an extremely complex instrument to construct because it needs to achieve very good performances to be able to detect signals corresponding to velocities as small as a fraction of mm/s.
Laboratory performances of the solar multichannel resonant scattering spectrometer prototype of the GOLF-New Generation instrument
The residual interaction is usually assumed to be a two–body interaction (although there is evidence (Pieper and Wiringa, 2001) that three– body forces are needed in some cases to obtain good fits to the data), to be time–reversal invariant, and to conserve spin and parity.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
We say a sequence of points an converges to the boundary if (am |an ) tends to infinity as m and n tend to infinity, and a sequence an converges to the same limit point as a convergent sequence bn if (an |bn ) tends to infinity as n tends to infinity.
Random Heegaard splittings
As random walks converge to the boundary, by Theorem 2.1, the probability that bd(1, wn ) > r tends to one as n tends to infinity, and by Theorem 4.2, the probability that the relative translation length of wn is greater than K9 tends to one as n tends to infinity.
Random Heegaard splittings
To this end, we use chiral perturbation theory at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order to describe the nuclear weak-currents.
6He beta-decay rate and the suppression of the axial constant in nuclear matter
Then the marking φt : H 2 (Xt , Z) →∼ L maps HXt to H [ωt ] , ΓXt to Γ[ωt ] , NS(Xt ) to NS[ωt ] , DXt to D [ωt ] , and hence φt maps 0ΓXt to 0Γ[ωt ] .
Lattice Zariski k-ples of plane sextic curves and Z-splitting curves for double plane sextics
To complete the proof, one observes that all the algebras corresponding to λ 6= 0 are isomorphic to each other but not isomorphic to the algebra corresponding to λ = 0.
Simple graded commutative algebras
We argued there that by dividing by the center, T ⊂ ¯H and ¯H is isomorphic to P GL2(qm). (We then wanted to use Theorem 1.3 for ¯H to deduce that ¯H is an expander and to continue to argue as in the proof of Theorem 3.7).
Finite simple groups of Lie type as expanders
To generalize rotor walks to Markov chains with irrational transition probabilities, we must allow the particle to be routed to a non-periodic sequence of vertices on its successive visits to a given vertex.
Rotor Walks and Markov Chains
Williams (1982) used the CTIO 4m to image T Pyx in Hα+[N II], and found the shell to be spectrally similar to planetary nebulae, and to have close to solar abundances.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
Thanks to this hypothesis we were able to reduce the dimension of the neural mass equation (1) from 2 to 1 and to use classical Fourier analysis to describe the process of pattern formation and of bifurcation of the solutions.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Of course, only in very seldom cases it is possible to obtain F (x) explicitly, and generally, we have to resort to a completely different “program” to extract enough information from the given functional equation, so as to be able to understand the behavior of [xn ]F (x).
3-Connected Cores In Random Planar Graphs
It is easy to show that there are no other possibilities. A face, ∆S , of the first type contribute 0 to X and ∆S−C to Y . A face, ∆S , of the second type contribute ∆S to X and 0 to Y .
Generating Functions of Nestohedra and Applications
This defines a (consistent) family of partitions Πn , hence there is no problem in extending this definition to a random partition Π of P such that Π|[n] = Πn for all n ≥ 1: indeed, if i, j ≥ 1, it suffices to say whether i ∼ j or not, and in order to be able to decide this, it suffices to check on Πn where n = max(i, j ).
Recent progress in coalescent theory
The solution is to use common information, known to both the encoder (to encode the input value) and the decoder (to ensure the decodability), to randomize the cell index over time for each particular input value.
Modulation Codes for Flash Memory Based on Load-Balancing Theory
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