take five

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take five take a break for five minutes "The musicians took five during the rehearsal"
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Quotations

  • Etty Hillesum
    Etty Hillesum
    “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes.”
  • H. Ross Perot
    H.%20Ross%20Perot
    “It takes five years to design a new car in this country. Heck, we won World War II in four years.”
  • Warren Buffett
    Warren%20Buffett
    “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.”

Usage

In literature:

All alone she take her child and go on to the rock of Plemont to live these five years.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
I'm sixty-five, and I take my sleep when I can get it.
"The Weavers, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Also, he offered a five-dollar bill, which Li Choo refused to take.
"Wild Youth, Volume Complete" by Gilbert Parker
You're to meet Aubrey at the Crillon at five tomorrow, and he's going to take you to see Genevieve Rod?
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Upon a map of the world I had my parents point out to me the route of his journey, a journey which would take about five months.
"The Story of a Child" by Pierre Loti
I will send a boat to the stairs here at half past five to take you and your trunks on board.
"By Pike and Dyke" by G. A. Henty
I take it that a solution of all that was best in five Charles Thurkows would make up one Fitz Marner.
"Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories" by Henry Seton Merriman
Roland was to search the interior, taking with him five gendarmes and seven dragoons.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
After this party had started I sent five young men to see what might take place.
"Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk" by Black Hawk
He told me when the roads forked I must take the right hand, and five mile would fetch me to Goshen.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 3" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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In poetry:

Nought now remains (the floor well trod)
But warm my shins, or take a nod;
Till gloves are on, hat o'er the eye--
"'Tis striking five--and so good by."
"A Day" by William Hutton
For you or Me. Do those who live decline
The step that offers, or their work resign?
Trust me, To-day's Most Indispensables,
Five hundred men can take your place or mine.
"The Last Department" by Rudyard Kipling
“I shall go with but some four or five,
So shall I take my thief alive.
For if a great rout he shall see,
Will he not hide his wealth from me?”
Deus est Deus pauperum.
"The God Of The Poor" by William Morris
Quiet, yet fond of a laugh and a joke,
Though at times he took other moods, and then
He would only look up for a five minutes' smoke,
Then take to the shovel and pick again.
"Duncan Weir" by Alexander Anderson
There's a chapter in this story I'd be happy to destroy;
I could burn it up before you with a mighty sight of joy;
But I'll go ahead and give it--not in detail, no, my friend,
For it takes five years of reading before you find the end.
"George Mullen's Confession" by James Whitcomb Riley
"Well, anyway, 'tain't your concern, it don't do any harm;
You ups and takes the left-hand turn to Tom McDonough's farm;
From there to here is five miles clear, or p'raps it may be more-
You'll know it be a pepper-tree, he have outside the door.
"The Road to Danahey's" by John O Brien

In news:

Take a five-cent trip on the Staten Island ferry.
The Toreros (7-3, 6-1) take their five-game winning streak against Marist (4-6, 3-4 ) Saturday, Dec 1 at noon Pacific time in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
The tournament will take place on five weekend dates spanning Jan 5 to Jan 20 at five different lanes.
Comedy to take midseason hiatus, return with five new episodes.
For the Golden Eagles, its another year of dominance for this 5A powerhouse as they look to take five straight from the Tigers of Paintsville.
Taking a page from stat-happy baseball, we run the numbers on the past five decades of this architectural and sporting icon.
Five local fast food joints take on America's best burger — and mostly win.
Basics , take five, matchups.
So let's take a look at the early race as we see it with our top five contenders as of Wednesday afternoon (Oct 18).
It will take three to five years for the technology to become common in the US, a Google executive said.
A few years later, inspired by his cheering , they crafted five reversible signs to take along.
An easy appetizer that tastes delicious, takes only five minutes to make, and can be prepared hours ahead of the party.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five.
Cast and Crew on Five B'way Shows to Take Pay Cut.
Cast and Crew on Five B'way Shows to Take Pay Cut .
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In science:

Hardy, “How Come Quantum Theory?” lecture at “Science & Ultimate Reality: Celebrating the Vision of John Archibald Wheeler and Taking It Forward into a New Century of Discovery,” Princeton, New Jersey, March 16, 2002; cf. “Quantum Theory from Five Reasonable Axioms,” quant-ph/0101012.
Quantum Mechanics as a Simple Generalization of Classical Mechanics
In this bimodel for the FCM component we take the special FCM of the PWDs given by the connection matrix M given in chapter four and the FRM component of the bimodel is taken as M given in chapter five of this book. We shall denote M in chapter four by N1 and M in chapter five by N2.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Science operations personnel: The WBS takes the personnel levels described and justified in the Facilities Development section and proposes a gradual increase of the effort, until the desired level is reached in year five.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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