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Definitions

  • a Representation of the Domains Of The Lord Ti, Bringing to Him Offerings in Procession
    a Representation of the Domains Of The Lord Ti, Bringing to Him Offerings in Procession
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bring to return to consciousness "These pictures bring back sad memories"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE FAIRY QUEEN BRINGING TOM THUMB TO HIS MOTHER THE FAIRY QUEEN BRINGING TOM THUMB TO HIS MOTHER
The old woman brings Dilah to her mother The old woman brings Dilah to her mother
Ismenor brings Lino to Riquette Ismenor brings Lino to Riquette
The swallow brings the note to Lino The swallow brings the note to Lino
Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore Bring your canoe up broadside to the shore
The Little People bring good luck to the Indians The Little People bring good luck to the Indians
boy bringing flowers to girl boy bringing flowers to girl
Pritchard brings the stolen hare to his master Pritchard brings the stolen hare to his master

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The song "Happy Birthday" brings in about $2 million in licensing revenue to Warner Communications who hold the copyright to the song
    • Bring to to check the course of, as a ship, by trimming the sails so as to counteract each other
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
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    “Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it.”
  • Victor Hugo
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    “Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.”
  • Latvian Proverb
    Latvian Proverb
    “Never wrestle with a strong man nor bring a rich man to court.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.”

Idioms

Bring a knife to a gunfight - If someone brings a knife to a gunfight, they are very badly prepared for something.
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Bring someone to book - If somebody is brought to book, they are punished or made to account for something they have done wrong.
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Bring someone to heel - If you bring someone to heel, you make them obey you.('Call someone to heel' is also used.)
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Bring to the table - If you bring something to the table, you make a contribution or an offer in a discussion or negotiation..
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bringan, to carry, to bring; allied perh. to Bear.

Usage

In literature:

Let us exert every power we possess to bring them all back to the fold.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Micaela seeks him out, bringing to him the portrait and the benediction of his mother, ay, even her kiss, which she gives him with blushes.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
I feel like a brute to bring you these ill tidings a single hour before you are compelled to know them.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
We don't want all the notoriety a court trial would bring to the line.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
But he came back and chose Simeon to stay while the others went to Canaan to bring back Benjamin.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
He determined at once to bring the guilty party to account.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
What is the discovery of the Boy Raffles compared with your bringing to light the family history of poor little Eunice!
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
To bend, as to bring-to a sail to the yard.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Ask the pupils to bring to the school-room a number of wormy apples.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
You have plenty to do, it is food and drink you have to bring to the house.
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
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In poetry:

Being what I am
What could I do but wrong?
Yet love can bring
To heart healing
To chaos meaning.
"Confessions" by Kathleen Raine
Come with your sunlit life,
Maiden of gentle eye!
Bring to the gloom of strife
Light by which heroes die.
"Give" by Annie Adams Fields
Gather Kittens while you may,
Time brings only Sorrow;
And the Kittens of To-day
Will be Old Cats To-morrow.
"Song" by Oliver Herford
When recollection brings to mind,
The kindred ties I've left behind,
The converse gentle and refin'd,
I grieve!
"Vignette - XVIII" by Matilda Betham
"To Noroway, to Noroway,
To Noroway oer the faem;
The king's daughter of Noroway,
'Tis thou maun bring her hame."
"Sir Patrick Spens" by Anonymous British
"Now wae be to thee, Huntly!
And wherefore did you sae?
I bade you bring him wi you,
But forbade you him to slay."
"The Bonnie Earl Moray" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Abuse cases are hard to bring to trial, judge says.
In a recent series of interviews, Inside Self-Storage asked the industry real estate investment trusts REITs to comment on the advantages they bring to independent self-storage operators.
3 delicious hostess gifts to bring to holiday parties.
Wines from near and far to bring to Thanksgiving.
What to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
Obama vows to ' bring to justice' ambassador's killers.
President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday to " bring to justice" the Islamist gunmen responsible for a ferocious assault that killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans - an attack that may have been organized in advance.
Can we afford the jobs that Amazon wants to bring to California.
Project working to bring to light homelessness and mental illness issues.
From Paris with Love borders bad and good, while Creation tries to bring to life a great mind.
With the Cincinnati Bengals and Andre Smith ending their 30-day contract impasse Sunday, the next phase is to find out what Smith brings to the table at this stage of the season.
We want to create an open dialogue — tell them what we can bring to the workforce, while at the same time learn what they're looking for and what their future needs are.
I was sleeping soundly at 20,000 feet above sea level aboard a Boeing 737 en route to Washington, DC (I would like to type "The End" here and now, such is the peace that sentence brings to mind.
A group of organizations working to bring to life the Soulsville community ended a busy weekend that is an indication of the area's promise at about where the produce section was supposed to be in the Soulsville Towne Center supermarket.
The Fowler State Bank, in celebration of their 113th anniversary, is bringing to the Valley Theater in Fowler, the Central City Opera group along with the CU Opera, on Saturday, Nov 10, as a gift to.
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In science:

As we will discuss in later Sections, this turns out to be particularly critical when describing what we called the active phases during galaxy evolution: neglecting dust effects in such cases would bring to entirely wrong conclusions.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
This brings to a highly filamentary and clumpy morphology.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Note that by decreasing Mmin during the SB phase would decrease the efficiency ǫ and increase the amount of processed baryons f∗ , hence would bring to exceed the locally observed mass in stellar remnants (eq.[13.32]).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Studies carried out over the past year have led to the discovery of burst oscillations in four new sources, bringing to ten the number with confirmed burst oscillations. I review the status of our knowledge of these oscillations and indicate how they can be used to probe the physics of neutron stars.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
The HST observations reveal those, so far hidden, components of N83B and bring to light a starburst made of dozens of newborn stars.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
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