keep in line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v keep in line control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage "She manipulates her boss","She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up","The teacher knew how to keep the class in line","she keeps in line"
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Usage

In literature:

Now you just keep quiet, and ring in your line when I snap my fingers.
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
He was both upright and just, always keeping to the straight line of justice in his acts.
"Henry the Sixth" by John Blacman
It looked as if the northern route were out of it for good now, but it remained for the men to keep the southern line in operation.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
What he needed was a bit more heat on his temperature gauge, and he wanted to keep Hans in line.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
And as I talked on about Joe, my heart pounding, I could barely keep the thoughts in line.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Their fit was in perfect keeping with the rest of the wall lining.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
If they are in a boys' school, they will keep on right along the same lines.
"Our Next-Door Neighbors" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
I shall post my officers in line, each man keeping in sight the one behind and the one before him.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
Almost indifferent to her discomforts Helen struggled on, mechanically keeping her place in line.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
He seemed unable to keep on in a strait line.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
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In poetry:

You keep your youth as yon Scotch firs,
Whose gaunt line my horizon hems,
Though twilight all the lowland blurs,
Hold sunset in their ruddy stems.
"To Holmes: On His Seventy-Fifth Birthday" by James Russell Lowell
But unto them my mercies I extend,
Who keep my statutes wholly untransgress'd,
Their long-continu'd line shall never end,
But in a thousand ages hence be bless'd.
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
Love, to the east are thine eyes turned as mine,
In patient watching for the night’s decline?
And hast thou noted this grey widening line?
Can any darkness keep us long alone?
"The Two Sides Of The River" by William Morris
Yet, while thy place of weeping still
Its lone memorial keeps, While on thy name, midst wood and hill,
The quiet sunshine sleeps,
And touches, in each graven line,
Of reverential thought a sign;
"The Memorial Pillar" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
"How often, on a rocky steep,
Would I upon his summons keep
An anxious watch: there patient stay
Till light's thin lines have died away
In the smooth circle of the main,
And render'd all expectance vain.
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Fourth" by Matilda Betham
As is your name, so is your comely face
Touch'd every where with such diffused grace,
As that in all that admirable round,
There is not one least solecism found;
And as that part, so every portion else
Keeps line for line with beauty's parallels.
"To The Handsome Mistress Grace Potter" by Robert Herrick

In news:

A rally to keep Big Bird off the unemployment line was held across the street from a Sesame Street theme park in Pennsylvania.
Just be sure to drain and rinse well to keep the sodium content in line.
Wally, the Unsung Scribe, Keeps 'Saturday Night' Stars in Line.
Development director says new structure keeps Canal Winchester competitive, in line with state building code.
Gains in TV services combined with cost-cutting measures will keep land-line phone company revenues stable despite the loss of traditional voice-service customers.
The Weatherproof Docking Station provides you with the safest and most secure mobile computing solution, keeping your expensive laptop where it belongs -- docked , productive and on-line in extreme environments.
Boehner's Test: Keep GOP Ranks in Line.
To keep in line with stricter federal regulations, schools are establishing environmental -management systems.
Leap year shift keeps the calendar in line with seasons.
Giants' D-line keeps QBs awake, offensive linemen in film room.
The big enforcer, only recently signed to an NHL contract, got called up Monday for a very simple reason: to keep San Jose Sharks tough guy Brad Winchester in line.
Keeping Your Pricing In Line With Your Costs.
Keeping ex-cons in line is certainly no easy task, but the work can be rewarding.
Pop in line for big milestone if Spurs keep winning.
Punitive damages is what keeps some businesses in line from taking risks.
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In science:

This value is somewhat higher than previous predictions, since it uses the running mass for the charm quark in the loops, while keeping the pole mass for the bottom quark in the external lines.
Global Electroweak Fits and Gauge Coupling Unification
It follows that C must be the por tion of a hy perplane inside C' and that the line tangent to γ at q must lie in C' (or moving the vertex in the direction of the continuation of γ would decrease area to first order; if the line leaves C' keep only the part of C inside C' and do better).
The Levy-Gromov Isoperimetric Inequality in Convex Manifolds with Boundary
Keeping in mind that χ is proportional to ǫ, one can see that the first line of (4.8) is proportional to ǫ2 .
Primordial Non-Gaussianities from Inflation Models
Sort the Cores in descending order of their diagonal length calculated in line 4 and keep in list INITIAL[NC].
Wrapper/TAM Co-Optimization and constrained Test Scheduling for SOCs Using Rectangle Bin Packing
To keep in line with the spirit of this review we cover only a few cases: the t¯t invariant mass distribution and the top-quark pT and rapidity distributions.
Top-quark production and QCD
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