take ten

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take ten take a ten minute break "The players took ten during the long rehearsal"
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Quotations

  • Janet Guthrie
    Janet Guthrie
    “Racing takes everything you've got -- intellectually, emotionally, physically -- and then you have to find about ten percent more and use that too.”
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen%20Rowland
    “Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her -- when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?”
  • Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    “A man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.”

Usage

In literature:

It won't take ten minutes.
"M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."" by G.J. Whyte-Melville
He saved postage by taking them to the editors' offices himself, and calling for them in ten days or so.
"Bambi" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
To do the first would probably take a week or ten days, even if favoured by the wind.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
If it will render you any happier to perfect any of your plans, take ten thousand of my own, and add to the sum which is now your's.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
But, bless you, my lad could give him ten, instead o' taking three, and beat him then!
"Martin Hewitt, Investigator" by Arthur Morrison
I used to take a little boy and make ten bales of cotton.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
But, if I were to write to your honour, and wait for your answer, it might take a week or ten days more.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
On the fourth morning after that introductory meeting Mary Gowd arrived at the hotel at ten, as usual, to take charge of her party for the day.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Ten marks apiece to you if you take them alive.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
Ten golden angels she gave him besides to take him to Rome.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
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In poetry:

"He clings to every single rag
With obstinacy and vim;
It takes ten fingers and a will
To part his clothes from him.
"December" by Nancy Byrd Turner
The next turn by the way hasn't turned up to-day,
So we'll put on some records as fill-ins;
If you think you've been done, you can all take a run
What the hell do you want for ten shillings?
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett
And in the rich store of their blossoms glowing
Ten for one I take they're on me bestowing:
Oh, I should like to see, if God's will it may be,
Many, many a summer of my green things growing!
"Green Things Growing" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
At ten times seven my glass is run,
And I poor silly man must die;
I looked up, and saw the sun
Had overcome the crystal sky.
So now I must this world forsake,
Another man my place must take.
"The Life And Age Of Man" by Anonymous British
Kind folks arouse me from my trance.
"The Red has come ten times," they say.
"Oh do not risk another chance;
Please, Lady, take your gains away,
And to the Lord of Luck give thanks -
You've won nigh half a million franks."
"Roulette" by Robert W Service
"Sow your wild oats while you're young," that's what you are told;
Don't believe the foolish tongue — sow 'em when you're old.
Till you're threescore years and ten, take my humble tip,
Sow your nice tame oats and then . . . Hi, boys! Let 'er rip.
"The Petit Vieux" by Robert W Service

In news:

Tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants are taking advantage of President Barack Obama's offer to let them stay and work in the United States.
So take this and multiply it by ten.
ESPN.com is taking a look at historically bad teams today, and unfortunately for the Big Ten, it hasn't been immune from them.
With that in mind, we're taking a look at how bowl ticket sales are going for the Big Ten teams in the postseason.
Close game turns into rout with hot-shooting Terrapins taking Big Ten-ACC Challenge tilt 77-57.
Michigan Takes Big Ten Basketball Opener .
Here we take a look at ten of the best rock biographies.
In 2010, The Reno Gazette-Journal published its series "Reno 2020," addressing what we want the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe area to look like in ten years and what it would take to get us there.
Not Monster Energy Graves Yamaha's Josh Hayes taking the provisional pole-he's taken nine of ten poles this season.
Auto Responder 's installer is simple and takes less than ten minutes.
It only takes ten minutes.
Flint One of Ten Communities Taking Part in Teen Driver Safety Event.
Roy McCaldin who use to fly B-17s in WWII takes his first glance in ten years at the cockpit area of a B-17 prior to its flight from Chandler to Marana last week in part Wing of Freedom tour.
Daniel Craig takes off his shirt every ten minutes so we can all study his torso.
A writers' take on her first day back on skis —after a ten-year hiatus, and in the middle of the Arab desert.
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In science:

Recent studies suggest that, over a range of roughly ten thousand in total luminosity, about 0.25% of the baryonic mass in galaxies takes the form of GCs (Blakeslee, Tonry & Metzger 1997; McLaughlin 1999a; Blakeslee 1999).
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
If the density is decreased further, the first order transition from the gCFL to the UQM takes place; accordingly the baryon density drops down to almost ten times the nuclear density through a mixed phase of the two phases.
Extensive study of phase diagram for charge neutral homogeneous quark matter affected by dynamical chiral condensation -- unified picture for thermal unpairing transitions from weak to strong coupling --
Taking a fiducial model with f = 0 to be conservative, we find that, in the case with MAP (Temp) priors, error on w increases by less than ten percent from 0.86 to 0.92.
Applications of Halo Approach to Non-Linear Large Scale Structure Clustering
We take ac , ¯hwc/2, and 2/¯hwc as length, energy and time units, respectively. A number of time blocks ∆t is ten.
Complex Diffusion Monte-Carlo method: tests by the simulations of 2D electron in magnetic field and 2D fermions-anyons in parabolic well
The explicit code takes roughly a factor of ten times longer than the implicit code for this test.
Smoothed particle hydrodynamics with radiative transfer in the flux-limited diffusion approximation
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