gather up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gather up take and lift upward
    • v gather up gather or collect "You can get the results on Monday","She picked up the children at the day care center","They pick up our trash twice a week"
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Quotations

  • Rainer Maria Rilke
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    “All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.”
  • Jim Rohn
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    “Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “It is easier to gather up a bag of loose feathers than to round up or head off a single lie.”

Usage

In literature:

He gathered up the reins, evidently conscious.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Her other hand crept downward stealthily and gathered up her swinging pouch of gold.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
A few days ago we had John Morgan utterly annihilated; but he seems to have gathered up the dispersed atoms and rebuilt himself.
"The Citizen-Soldier" by John Beatty
She carried the dustpan away into a closet, and came back, to gather up her tins.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
At last she gathered up courage and darted past the sentinel.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
She placed every book at its prettiest, and her papers were gathered up and taken down to the kitchen when she was done with them.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He just thinks you're some more trash he's been told to gather up.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
They'll let down on a village, run the locals out, gather up what's around and bring it here.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Thank you, yes, you may gather up the papers.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
At that, Mart gathered up all his courage, sidled off the landing, and let himself drop.
"The Pirate Shark" by Elliott Whitney
Then with gathering courage it began walking slowly towards them, holding out its arms with the palm up.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
I gather up all my remaining force, and charge.
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
With haughty and shocked gestures she gathered up the volume and took it out of the room.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Talbot gathered up his men with a look and hurried outside the house, followed in equal haste by Prescott.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
It is too early to gather up all the lessons of this last of the almost innumerable outbreaks in Jamaica.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
But it was all as mysterious and dark as the night shades gathering there around the motor boat, tied up under the weird twisted live oak.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
The "higher life" was always tending towards union with Reality; towards the gathering of it self up into One.
"Practical Mysticism" by Evelyn Underhill
Billie gathered up the tray and the coffee things and carried them into the kitchen.
"The Motor Maids at Sunrise Camp" by Katherine Stokes
Phillida gathered up the braid with a cry of envious rapture.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
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In poetry:

There nane less ye'll be my father;
Auld names we'll nor tyne nor spare!
A' my sonship I maun gather
For the Son is king up there.
"Greitna, Father" by George MacDonald
We are gathering up through England,
All the bravest and the best;
From the heather-hills of Scotland,
To the green Isle of the West.
"Our Warning" by Ernest Jones
THE web flew out and floated wide.
Poor lady! I was with her then.
She gathered up her piteous pride,
But she could never weave again.
"For All Ladies Of Shalott" by Aline Murray Kilmer
O, waters gather up your strength
From the blind caves of your unrest,
Loose your load utterly at length
Over the moonlight-marbled breast.
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols
First Voice. Maybe they linger by the way.
One gathers up his purple gown;
One leans and mutters by the wall -
He dreads the weight of mortal hours.
"The Players Ask For A Blessing On The Psalteries And On Themselves" by William Butler Yeats
An idle lingerer on the wayside's road,
He gathers up his work and yawns away;
A little longer, ere the tiresome load
Shall be reduced to ashes or to clay.
"The Idler" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

In news:

How did I not remember this blessed occasion when all gather outside to… look up at the sky.
Supporters gather to hail Hector " Macho " Camacho after his casket was brought up the steps of St Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church in New York for a funeral, Saturday, Dec 1, 2012.
0They gathered at NMU to outline three up-and-coming mining sites.
When Washington became the first US state to legalize recreational pot possession earlier this month, scores of Seattle residents gathered to celebrate by lighting up in public places across the city.
So, a walk in your lawn to gather up possible air born projectiles when you mow is a must for safety reasons.
Pastor Bill Northend set up part of The Gathering Place just like a living room.
A ttention, spur-of-the-moment hosts and lovers of simple gatherings: Our Assemble-Your-Own Barbecue Stacks are right up your alley.
Chapters spanning from Lexington to Holdrege to Imperial gathered in Imperial Saturday to share stories, vote on issues that affect the philanthropic educational organization, and gear up for the coming year.
Then pack up your basket, gather your friends, and enjoy.
Admiral Allen on the oil spill, President Obama said locals of "save our beach " from locals gathered public area of Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, and walked up the water edge.
Either way, Gatherings has shoppers covered for a late-winter pick-me-up.
Maybe it's a gathering of friends at a party, family at a wedding, on vacation or the kids growing up.
Automated data gathering steps up pricing and merchandising strategies.
Because we are not set up for a nightly newscast, we have the only open-space production facility in the region that can accommodate any project or event - from non- production gatherings to live multi-camera productions .
Dozens of Occupy protesters gathered Monday morning outside the gates of the Port of Hueneme as part of an effort to block ports up and down the West Coast.
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In science:

The meaning of Ssub is the following. A new cluster builds up at redshift z as a large scale density fluctuation turns non-linear and older smaller-scale structures gather within this deeper potential well.
The phase-diagram of the IGM and the entropy floor of groups and clusters: are clusters born warm?
This opens up the perspective for gathering spectra of high quality of sources at cosmological redshifts, provided that the afterglow can be observed in such short time scales.
Absorption in Gamma Ray Burst afterglows
This is summed up in Figure 1, which gathers some of the notations to come.
On the sphericity of scaling limits of random planar quadrangulations
Roughly speaking, an m-partition of an integer d is a partition such that m is a non-trivial divisor of d and we can gather the rearranged parts in sums adding up to m.
Permutations Which Make Transitive Groups Primitive
Moreover, the remaining parts can be rearranged such that we can gather the rearranged parts in sums adding up to m.
Permutations Which Make Transitive Groups Primitive
Continuing hierarchically, up to 40 FECs can be gathered through standard network connections, to one Scalable Readout Unit (SRU) component of the SRS system.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
Trigger primitive bits are generated within the B EE T LE chip, and are continually passed up to the FECs, where they are gathered in the SRU for calorimeter-wide processing.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
Significant detections trigger further automated data gathering or generating actions, building up a body of related information that needs to be collated, managed and, ultimately, appraised and analyzed to determine the optimal response.
Data challenges of time domain astronomy
When comparing two techniques, we gather-up all the responses (whether actually of interest or not) produced by one of the two techniques when examining the test data, but not both techniques.
More accurate tests for the statistical significance of result differences
As the information gathered goes up, the necessary disturbance also goes up in a precisely formalizable way [22–24].
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
This would be somewhat ironic, since one might end up insisting that gas giant planets must be produced by gathering planetesimals and not by gravitational instability, but the planetesimals themselves could be formed by direct collapse.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Last but not least, all the adjectives associated with those frequent facets in the sentences are also gathered, and used as a means to look up those infrequent facets.
Product Review Summarization based on Facet Identification and Sentence Clustering
Physicists, gathered from around the world in the symposium UHECR2012 held at CERN on February 13-16 2012, reported their most up-to-date observations, discussed the meaning of their findings, and identi fied remai ning problems and future challenges in this field.
Measurement of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: An Experimental Summary and Prospects
A large body of information has now been gathered in regard of single-spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive hadronic processes , where the striking feature is the magnitude of such effects (up to ∼40%).
Factorisation in Higher-Twist Single-Spin Amplitudes
Following , we perform warm-up rounds of error correction before gathering data on this crash rate, so as to avoid transient effects due to the choice of initial state.
Noise thresholds for optical quantum computers
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