make do

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make do come to terms with "We got by on just a gallon of gas","They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
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Quotations

  • Karl Kraus
    Karl%20Kraus
    “Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?”
  • Fran Tarkenton
    Fran Tarkenton
    “People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.”
  • Leo Burnett
    Leo Burnett
    “To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas.”
  • Bernard Magazine
    Bernard Magazine
    “A man who cannot make mistakes cannot do anything.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.”
  • African Proverb
    African Proverb
    “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”

Usage

In literature:

One of the things young Ridley knew how to do well was to make himself agreeable to girls.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
All we can do is to make the attempt to get out.
"Frank Merriwell's Bravery" by Burt L. Standish
We do not know what to make of the situation, but we try to make the best of it.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
Peregrine well knew how to make himself pleasant to the old man, and when duly encouraged would always do so.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
We do much thinking, but we never make up our minds.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
But it do make you feel a bit queer.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
Take heed; do not make a mistake; for if you do that is the end of you!
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Do you want to make me quarrel with you?
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
What could she do to make Miss Quincy feel at ease?
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
Do you intend to make her your wife, or do you not?
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
When do you go to the Bruces', to make the visit you were disappointed of at Christmas?
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Not so long as he's got me to piece and contrive and make things do.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
You mustn't do anything to make Mr. Whippleton angry with you; he'll treat you bad if you do.
"Desk and Debit" by Oliver Optic
She is given work of all kinds to do and can make herself indispensable to her employer.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
Do you think the cattle would make paths to the drinking-places?
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Do not make the mistake of planting trees and shrubs in front of the house, or between it and the street.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
But, say, Lizette, what makes you do your hair so queerly?
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
What do you make this skin to be, doctor?
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Those who make the most fuss, Frank, do the least.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
She found it easier to do things herself than to make the children do them for her.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
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In poetry:

What will move the springs of Nature
What will make you think me true?
Tell me, thou mysterious creature,
Tell poor Strephon what will do.
"Songs Set To Music: 12. Set" by Matthew Prior
Says I, Biddy, this will never do,
For to-night you've prov'd to me untrue,
So do not make a hullaballoo,
For I will bid farewell to you.
"The Rattling Boy from Dublin" by William Topaz McGonagall
WHAT shall I do, my Lord, my God,
To make my life worth more to Thee?
Within my heart, through earth abroad,
Deep voices stir and summon me.
"The Heavenward Call" by Lucy Larcom
Hail, lonely shore! hail, desert cave!
To you, o'erjoyed, from men I fly,
And here I'll make my early grave….
For what can misery do but die?
"The Lucayan's Song" by Amelia Opie
Then from thy sight, Lord! do not cast
Thy servant, but, to help him, haste!
Make him still more and more thy care,
And do not from him wander far.
"Psalm XXXVIII." by Rees Prichard
"You wish that I would sit to you?"
I clasped him madly round the waist,
And breathlessly replied, "I do!"
"All right," said he, "but please make haste."
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Pizza delivery and presidential campaign debates do not, it appears, make good bedfellows.
Instead of doing a Houseboater of the Week we are now doing a Houseboater of the Month which will hopefully make you more willing to participate.
With regard to the Villa project on Glen Cove Avenue: Why do our administrative members think it is their job to make sure that the developers make as much money as possible.
Hurricane Sandy Victims and Volunteers Making Do for Thanksgiving.
Perky TV Ad Lady Does It All, While The Rest Of Us Make Do .
Players schlep bags, do laundry, make do as lockout drags on.
Dodgers make do with a solitary Cy as Clayton Kershaw stifles Cubs.
For A Week, Coachella Bands Make Do .
Steve Maxwell, "Canada's Handiest Man", share his make do tool tips with fellow DIY homeowners.
Steve Maxwell's Top 5 Make-Do Tool Tips.
Emporia Leaders Say They'll Make Do .
'Bama got more than make-do coach in Shula.
Yankees Have to Make Do for Month or More Without Jeter.
Once a Star, Hampton Will Have to Make Do With Bit Parts.
So how do California farmers make do.
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In science:

The numbers in a quantitative network do not say what (cid:8) and (cid:10) ought to be for the algebraic cpm. A reasonable way to make the question more interesting is the following.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
As we do, we want to make some small changes in our development.
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
What we prove is slightly more general than Cayley’s result since we do not make any assumptions on the multiplicity of the inflection points of the curve.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Not counting the edge {v , w} and making sure that we do not doublecount, this totals at most M (∆− 1) edges removed from Et .
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
This is the reason why we do not make a distinction between the ”ergodic” and the ”localization” regimes.
Quantum Irreversibility of Energy Spreading
We will do this by proving that condition (6) implies that Tr(Πy ) = 0, and make use of the fact that the only positive operator with zero trace is the zero operator.
Comparison of two unknown pure quantum states
Definition 3.6 makes sense, that is the pushforwards of the orbifold el liptic classes do not depend on the resolution of singularities.
McKay correspondence for elliptic genera
In quintessence models, phenomenology and theory models do agree that making the equation of state more negative increases the predicted number of lenses (Waga & Miceli 1999; Sarbu, Rusin & Ma 2001).
Rethinking Lensing and Lambda
Although the conclusions (and the analysis of the simulations) do not rely on a specific Gaussian polymer dynamics model, introducing a rather general Gaussian chain at the outset makes the formalism more clear.
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients
To obtain a symmetric distribution we can start the walk in a superposition of | ↑i and | ↓i and make sure that these two drifts do not interfere with each other.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Furthermore it can be shown that this na¨ıve way of making our way through the graph is the best a classical algorithm can do.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Consequently, this eliminates the sharper bound ǫ ≪ 1 for the exact background whose very task it was to make sure that these higher-order corrections do not have to be included.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
This flexibility is lost in systems that do make a formal distinction between classes and ob jects.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
Whether we measure or do not measure random variables in the past should not make any difference, in a classical model, to whether violation of Bell inequalities can be observed, but will change the description we give of the correlations we take to cause the violation.
Bell inequalities for random fields
Of course, I cannot here discuss all these jobs: I will make do with three short comments.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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