readying

Definitions

  • Ready to go Home
    Ready to go Home
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n readying the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Astuteness, readiness. Neapolitan Astuteness, readiness. Neapolitan
Card Table Ready for Use Card Table Ready for Use
READY FOR THE PARTY READY FOR THE PARTY
Kiln Door Carrier engaged to Door Ready for lifting Kiln Door Carrier engaged to Door Ready for lifting
Getting ready for another day of it Getting ready for another day of it
OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE
SHAPE READY FOR TRIMMING SHAPE READY FOR TRIMMING
"I SEZ AS THAT UN'S A FAWKS, AN' I'M READY TO PROVE IT ON ANNY MAN." "I SEZ AS THAT UN'S A FAWKS, AN' I'M READY TO PROVE IT ON ANNY MAN."

Quotations

  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “The more one loves a mistress, the more one is ready to hate her.”
  • William Blake
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    “The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass.”
  • J. Frank Doble
    J. Frank Doble
    “Luck is being ready for the chance.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “If you wish for peace be ready for war.”
  • Queen Elizabeth
    Queen Elizabeth
    “These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.”

Idioms

Rough and ready - If something is rough and ready, it has not been carefully prepared, but is fit for its purpose. If a person is rough and ready, they are not very refined or mannered.
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Usage

In literature:

Why, you will soon be ready to eat, but we mustn't go too fast; mind that, Poole.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Ready there with the boathook.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
Ready for another try?
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
My friend Tony was in the class above me, and he was always ready to give me any help.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
He waves off the boat till he is ready to return to her.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The crew were standing ready to lower the boats as soon as they should get the captain's order.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
The "Iris," she told us, was to be got ready for sea with all despatch.
"The Mate of the Lily" by W. H. G. Kingston
Old "Rough and Ready" I found he was called.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
The next morning old Tom had his boat ready.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
I had time to inspect all these things while my landlady was getting my bed-room ready.
"Salt Water" by W. H. G. Kingston
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In poetry:

Oh that our hearts were bigger,
And not so worldly wise;
'When duty calls, or danger;'
Ready to sacrifice
"Jack Canuck" by Abner Cosens
We are coming sister Mary,
We are coming bye and bye,
Be ready sister Mary,
For the time is drawing nigh.
"We Are Coming, Sister Mary" by Henry Clay Work
My TO-MORROW is but a flitting
Fancy of the brain;
God's TO-MORROW an angel sitting,
Ready for joy or pain.
"To-Morrow" by George MacDonald
Just as I reached the gates of light,
Ready to enter in,
From earth arose a fearful cry
Of sorrow and of sin.
"Fishers Of Men" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Julian.
Well, Joseph, that will do. I shall expect
To hear from you soon after my arrival.
Is the boat ready?
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
But, O Thou King of kings,
From whom sweet mercy springs,—
Then ready to be found
When troubles most abound,—
"My God, Thy Suppliant Hear" by George Sandys

In news:

Even after Baron Davis' release, Byron Scott not ready to anoint Kyrie Irving as the starter.
Is your car ready for winter.
Residents, police and fire officials ready for 29th annual National Night Out Celebration Tuesday.
Arizona Army National Guard Readiness Center awarded LEED Silver.
Jay Ratliff ready to play.
Halloween is getting closer, and even Buzz is ready with his Halloween costume.
Why Boris was ready for work as soon as he arrived.
Tennessee Titans are ready to pay Chris Johnson — as soon as he shows up to camp.
Keselowski aside , NASCAR ready to move past 2012.
Ready to protect, proud to serve.
EU says long-time aspirant Turkey not ready yet for membership in continental club.
(CBS News) Are you ready for a nice assortment of oddities covering a range of topic.
Amber Heard is one of our favorite fashionistas, because the out-of-the-closet bigscreen babe never leaves the house without looking red carpet ready.
If you're ready to start shopping for Fall, or you want to take advantage of end-of-summer deals, here's a great offer.
Get ready to fly the fashionable skies.
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In science:

Now we are ready to formulate the main results of this paper.
Random Bulgarian solitaire
Now we are ready to finish the proof of Theorem 1.1.
Random Bulgarian solitaire
Now we are ready to finish the proof of Theorem 1.2.
Random Bulgarian solitaire
We are now ready to construct inductively the desired w–isotropic basis {en , en}.
Ind--varieties of generalized flags as homogeneous spaces for classical ind--groups
We are now ready to exhibit the homogeneous ind–space structure on F ℓ(F , E ) and F ℓ(F , w , E ).
Ind--varieties of generalized flags as homogeneous spaces for classical ind--groups
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