shoot for

Definitions

• "AS THEY SHOOT TOWARD THE MAN HANGING FOR THE CATCH FROM THE LAST BAR."
• WordNet 3.6
• v shoot for have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
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Quotations

• Robert Townsend
“If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.”
• Luther Lassiter
“I watch a man shoot pool for an hour. If he misses more than one shot I know I can beat him.”
• Les Brown
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”

Usage

In literature:

The Europeans do not seem to have the taste for shooting, or the ability or wish to shoot well.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
There was no sense in thinking of waiting for light to shoot by.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
No, you can consider yourself lucky I didn't shoot you like a dog for following me off the trail.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
I vote for shooting them out of hand.
"With Joffre at Verdun" by F. S. Brereton
You kin shoot straight, an' that's why I begged for ye.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
If you don't get killed the first eight days, the orders is to shoot you for loafing.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Shooting Star planned for war, as soon as the league had been formed.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
They was just going to shoot Three-Fingered Pete for treachery!
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
I didn't know you in that dress, and came near shooting you, as you deserve, for wearing it!
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
I'll take the cup along, and run down from Washington for a few days, and perhaps get some shooting.
"The Life of Nancy" by Sarah Orne Jewett
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In poetry:

For God He turned the ball aside
And he felt very angry
Because he didn't shoot her dead.
"Attempted Assassination of the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall
For he shoots with his bow,
And the girl shoots with her eye,
And they both are merry and glad,
And laugh when we do cry.
"Why Was Cupid a Boy" by William Blake
Shafts for shuttles, dipt in gore,
Shoot the trembling cords along.
Sword, that once a monarch bore,
Keep the tissue close and strong.
"The Fatal Sisters: An Ode" by Thomas Gray
"O, I will find for them able men
To teach them what is meet,
To ride, to shoot, and to speak strange tongues
If you will be my sweet."
"Yorkshire Gypsy" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
"Gods blessing on thy heart!" sayes Guye,
"Goode fellow, they shooting is goode;
For an thy hart be as good as thy hands,
Thou were better then Robin Hood.
"Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne" by Anonymous British
On Bellosguardo, when the year was young,
We wandered, seeking for the daffodil
And dark anemone, whose purples fill
The peasant's plot, between the corn-shoots sprung.
"To Vernon Lee" by Amy Levy

In news:

Five divisional rivalries for Astros-Rangers to shoot for.
Kevin Liles/US PresswireDanica Patrick and crew were shooting for a top-10 finish but were thwarted by a poor-handling car.
Shooting for the Final Edit .
What was supposed to be a quick photo shoot for the Almanac to update the conditions in Palmer Canyon ended up being an odd trip down memory lane.
That's what they're shooting for.
Fitz Toussaint's season over, shooting for return in 2013.
Check out our photo gallery from the shoot and stay tuned for more behind the scenes photos from our shoots.
Teams of two will compete to shoot for the lowest 36-hole score to win the Qdoba First Annual Frisbee Golf Open.
Department shoots for a trifecta of PIV access control, simplified sign-on and data encryption.
Repeating is no guarantee, but here's a snapshot of what this year's challengers can shoot for.
The Herd 's 34.5 percent shooting night (19-for-55 from the floor) comes on the heels of a 33.3 percent shooting night against Morehead State and a 36.4 percent shooting night against the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
It's time to sign up for the Optimist Club's Shoot for Youth, Golf Scramble.
See Beyonce's Most Beautiful Cover Shoot For 'People.
Now she will let you take a look in on the photo shoot for 'People' magazine.
Suns Galaxy Systems Shoot for x86 Space.
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In science:

In particular, the cross section for the ψ ′ excitation over-shoots the data apparently, and cancellations among these three amplitudes are required to reproduce the lineshape of the cross sections.
Lineshape of $e^+ e^-\to D^* \bar D+c.c.$ and electromagnetic form factor of $D^*\to D$ transition in the time-like region
Using a shooting method we ﬁnd solutions for all non-zero ε.
A shooting approach to layers and chaos for a forced Duffing equation
In this section we show how a shooting method can give results similar to those in [AMPP] for (1) , without the use of inﬁnite dimensional analysis or abstract dynamical systems.
A shooting approach to layers and chaos for a forced Duffing equation
We believe that using a ”parallel shooting” type approach it should be possible to conduct the proof using double precision and C 1 computations only (for this we would need an good apriori guess for the position of the curve).
Computer Assisted Proof for Normally Hyperbolic Invariant Manifolds
The problem of proving the existence of zeros of F when, as in present case, involves the computation of P k (x) is wel l suited for the use of the paral lel shooting method.
Rigorous KAM results around arbitrary periodic orbits for Hamiltonian Systems
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