make it


  • the Baker Making his Bread and Placing It in The Oven
    the Baker Making his Bread and Placing It in The Oven
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make it go successfully through a test or a selection process "She passed the new Jersey Bar Exam and can practice law now"
    • v make it succeed in a big way; get to the top "After he published his book, he had arrived","I don't know whether I can make it in science!","You will go far, my boy!"
    • v make it continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.) "He survived the cancer against all odds"
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A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making lime. The iron hoops which supported the arched top of the kiln buckled from the intense heat A 17th-century lime kiln excavated at Jamestown. In it oyster shells from the James River were burned for making...


  • Marcus Aurelius
    “Your life is what your thoughts make it.”
  • Herbert Samuel
    Herbert Samuel
    “It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “It is the cause, not the death that makes the martyr.”
  • John Ruskin
    “It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.”
  • Richard Whately
    “It is the neglect of timely repair that makes rebuilding necessary.”
  • William Randolph Hearst
    William Randolph Hearst
    “Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.”


Make it snappy - To do something quickly: Make it snappy, will you, because I need help right now.
Make no bones about it - If somebody make no bones about a scandal in their past, they are open and honest about it and show no shame or embarrassment.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink - This idiom means you can offer something to someone, like good advice, but you cannot make them take it.


In literature:

In coorse, it's their interest to make it out small as they possibly can; seein' as our share's to be a percentage.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Early in the morning the whole city seemed to be on its feet, making its way in dense crowds out through the King's Gate.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
It was cold tea, with just a spoonful of brandy in it to make it acceptable.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
They restrained him while they killed his family, making sure he knew they were making it look like he'd done it.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
As it is; as Sabbath Bills would make it; as it might be made.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Prothero inquired gaily, if they couldn't make a good fight there, where could they make it?
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
It is usually furnished with bull's eyes (perforated balls) to make it shift easily up or down the mast.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
And if he cannot make it, he makes the makers of it.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
He had not received the information in the most gracious manner; but not the less quick was he in making it known at the mill.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
She was secretly glad that her daughter had it, since it was already paid for and she did not have to make it.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger

In poetry:

He is of Heav'n the comely rose,
His beauty makes it fair;
Heav'n were but hell, couldst thou suppose
Thy Husband were not there.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Rare art, that can the sense refine
Till not a pulse rebellious stirs,
And, since she never can be mine,
Makes it seem sweeter to be hers!
"Monna Lisa" by James Russell Lowell
Are Past and Future, then, a breath
That one vast Present makes its own?
The Angel, Birth, the Shadow, Death,
Each guards a world unknown.
"The Wayfarers" by George Essex Evans
All poetry is what you make it.
And even when the truism's not worth
The rhyme, the flow of verse is scared.
The notebook's open-so flow forth!
"Poetry" by Boris Pasternak
R. To hear you talk,
You'd make it easier to fly than walk.
You seem to think that rhyming is a thing
You can produce if you but touch a spring;
"The Friend Of Humanity And The Rhymer" by Henry Austin Dobson
I could not rest if around my grave
I heard the steps of a trembling slave;
His shadow above my silent tomb
Would make it a place of fearful gloom.
"Bury Me In A Free Land" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

A way to make blueberry muffins without a muffin tin — make it a pancake.
We've seen it on the runways, we've witnessed it on the streets, and now it's even making it's way into our homes.
Pandora Radio watched it's stock trade at around $20 at it's height during the day, making it worth $3 Billion dollars.
Constructed of 16-gauge steel, and measuring 23" x 19" x 4", Pedal Jeanie features a perforated "matrix design that makes it easy to place your pedals where you want them and quickly make the connections.
Its one of the most crucial decisions new parents will make, and they have to make it before baby is born: who's going to be the baby's doctor.
Piercing your small penis does not make it appear larger, nor does it make it function better.
"That's what these meetings area about," said Jurkiewicz," to try to make sense of the situation and make it better somehow.
Instead of making a pesto with basil alone, Grace Parisi blends it with two of summer's most prolific tender herbs—parsley and mint—to make it more complex.
You can make the pie like a casserole with the crust only on top or use a pie shell and make it a true pie .
It was a great experience, lots of fun, and only mildly embarassing when it didn't quite make it to the plate =).
"I admit to it, but the way it's being presented, it makes it hard for me ".
NEW PLATEAUS Fake It 'til You Make It We know that physical gestures are an indicator of how we feel, but can it go the other way?Is there truth to the idea that one can "act their way into being".
PowerPoint makes it possible to divide a presentation into chapter-like sections, making it easy to use or omit whole blocks of slides for different audiences.
They make it impossible to give developers a tight-enough grasp on user requirements to make good software.
To make it even more ridiculous, the company will make the record playable.

In science:

Note well that T ′ is not the same as T , because it is based on spatially truncating T ( ~m, ~n ) and making it periodic on a grid of size (2Ms/M )L instead of L.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
A bistochastic matrix B acting on a probability vector ~x makes it more mixed and increases its entropy.
Random unistochastic matrices
While a detailed discussion of the walkoff is beyond the scope of this work, it is relevant to mention that QPM and similar techniques, such as tandem structures , make it possible to suppress the walkoff [21, 22].
Polychromatic solitons in a quadratic medium
It makes it possible for us to state that the real mass of the field does not vanish when it has two degrees of freedom in the AdS geometry.
The mass of the graviton and the cosmological constant
In addition, its morphology suggested a higher shock speed, making it easier to resolve the Hα profile.
Far Ultraviolet Spectra of a Non-Radiative Shock Wave in the Cygnus Loop