line up

Definitions

  • Soldiers lined up
    Soldiers lined up
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v line up place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight "align the car with the curb","align the sheets of paper on the table"
    • v line up take one's position before a kick-off
    • v line up arrange in ranks "dress troops"
    • v line up form a queue, form a line, stand in line "Customers lined up in front of the store"
    • v line up get something or somebody for a specific purpose "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener","I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing","The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
    • v line up form a line "The buildings all line up neatly"
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Quotations

  • Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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    “One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.”

Usage

In literature:

It is not so much for the reason that screwing up the face traces lines and seams in the skin as it is because the fretting upsets the stomach.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
As it passed I had my men line up on deck, and gave a greeting.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
The 6th French Army had been wheeling up their right into line with us, and the 5th French Army was nearly in line on our right.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
Now the men lined up rapidly.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
The players are lined up in files.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
Their crew of fifteen men came marching aft and lined up forward of the house.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Their own future and the future of Athenian civilization hung on the long lines of triremes drawn up on the shore.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
So the herdsman brought up the thirty bull buffaloes, and drew them up in a long line in front of the thicket.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
From West Harpeth the Eighty-sixth took up the line of march for Columbia.
"History of the Eighty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service" by John R. Kinnear
Trucks lined up in orderly fashion to go out the swing-up doors.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
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In poetry:

Out of each word, and along each line,
Into the spirit's ear,
Lifting it up and making it pine
For a something far from here;
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
And lines of swarthy Nubians bare up his litter
as he rode
Down the great granite-paven road between the
nodding peacock-fans.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Down below, a flowery meadow
Join'd the burnie's rambling line;--
Here it was, that Howe the Widow
This sam day set up her sign.
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Others may seem gay and certain,
Steering one unbroken line.
But lift up the heart's dim curtain,
It might prove as frail as mine.
"The Curtain" by Gamaliel Bradford
A rattling rush across the ridge,
A thunder-peal beneath the bridge;
And valley and hill and sober plain
Re-echoed our triumphant strain,
Up the line.
"Up The Line" by William McKendree Carleton
I shall burn up before thee, pass and perish,
As haze in sunrise on the red sea-line;
But thou from dawn to sunsetting shalt cherish
The thoughts that led and souls that lighted mine.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Weenie Roast 2012 Line Up.
Black Friday shoppers hit stores around the nation on Thanksgiving day and lined up waiting to buy even more on Friday morning.
Included in the line-up were: ICS columnist Stan Hulin.
Black Friday shoppers line up early, despite varied store opening times.
The new line-up features a blend of natural flavors, according to the company.
As California same-sex couples lined up to get married, so did the protesters.
Portlanders drop of ballots and line up for the voting booths one last time before voting closes at 8pm tonight.
People of faith line up for and against a ban on same-sex marriage.
The cards were lined up right for New Boston Huron's Cody Romano this year.
Which manufactures 40 percent of the golf balls in the United States, has designed a ball that it hopes will allow golfers to line up a putt more easily.
Tahlequah — Take a look at what we've lined up for Sunday's Press.
Singer, Van Sant line up similar projects.
The line-up of singers is.
DES MOINES- (readMedia)- Music-loving Fairgoers still have time to purchase tickets for this year's line-up of award-winning Grandstand entertainment and track events.
TAMA NEWS-HERALD- After an absence of a few years, the popular gurney races sponsored by the Tama Emergency Medical Service are returning to the Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival event line up this year.
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In science:

Note the bias of stronger lines in the upflows due to their steeper temperature gradients in general.
Stellar abundance analyses in the light of 3D hydrodynamical model atmospheres
After proper normalisation the histograms are lined up along the time axis, which results in three dimensional plots.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
The interface slope follows the static solution perfectly almost up to the contact line, where it has to turn over, while the static solution extrapolates to zero.
Hydrodynamic theory of de-wetting
It is important to remember that the geometry of J is not just captured by the abstract line bundle L up to isomorphism, but rather, by L together with its embedding into the differential forms.
Mirror Symmetry and Generalized Complex Manifolds
The different lines correspond to different points in time with a new line drawn every 2 Gyr up to 16 Gyr.
Feedback in AGN heating of galaxy clusters
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