• WordNet 3.6
    • adj take-away of or involving food to be taken and eaten off the premises "takeout pizza","the takeout counter","`take-away' is chiefly British"
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  • George B. Mere
    George B. Mere
    “Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.”
  • Seneca
    “Fortune can take away riches, but not courage.”
  • John S. Caldwell
    John S. Caldwell
    “The point to remember is what government gives it must first take away”
  • Davy Crockett
    Davy Crockett
    “Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.”
  • Barry Goldwater
    Barry Goldwater
    “A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “Time takes away the grief of men.”


Take your breath away - If something takes your breath away, it astonishes or surprises you.


In literature:

He had promised to take Helen away with him on his next trip and make a home for her in the city.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The disappointment, however, did not take away his appetite.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
If you think of such a thing for a moment, I declare I'll take second thoughts and go away myself.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
At last they began to look out for me, and, instead of flying away, they were too glad to come up and take the food from my hand.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
They may take me away and keep me away for years, and I don't know what to do.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
Take your candle and go away.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
You take away what I had!
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
It may take from Congress, but cannot take away from the States, or the people, any thing.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
In the meanwhile, the peasants, led by the revengeful innkeeper, make an attack upon Hans and try to take away his sack.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Was the old man going to buy me and take me away with him?
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Nurse, take her away; I'll break down in a minute if I see her looking at me with that little pout.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
Take away that Robin, will you, Owen?
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Take away that and the people believe they will live in laziness combined with luxury.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
A man like that just opens his mouth and speaks a word, and takes away the whole pleasure of a young woman's season!
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Richard's action in taking his valise away during her absence and leaving no word of farewell for her was more of a surprise to her.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Now, suppose that the B-battery takes away 100 of these each second.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
Take into your house none of your mother's relations whom afterwards you will have to send away.
"Edelweiss" by Berthold Auerbach
He is the Lamb that takes away sin.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
Christ says, "Peace I leave with you"; I am going away, but I am not going to take away My peace from you; that I leave behind Me.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
May five hundred thousand devils from hell take away the love which may cost two brave gentlemen their heads!
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas

In poetry:

You have taken away my cloak,
My cloak of weariness;
Take my coat also,
My many-coloured coat of life....
"Two Smiles" by Edward Powys Mathers
Mary, alas, lest grief and joy
Have sent thy wits astray;
But let me look on this my boy,
And take the wraps away.
"Joseph And Mary" by James Elroy Flecker
They take the heart at dark midnight,
And wander far away,
Into the land of pure delight,
Where midnight is as day.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Alison, who should take thee
Noo for t'mother of eight?
All on 'em married and far away,
Wi childer, ganging theer gate.
"Darby An' Joan" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
And hear the wish that springs from mine
Before I pass away—
Keep thou that simple life of thine,
Take to the town who may.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
Sweet vision! Do not fade away;
Linger, until my heart shall take
Into itself the summer day,
And all the beauty of the lake;
"Cadenabbia. Lake Of Como. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Here are your 10 additional things to take away from the Lakers 120-91 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.
Do Christmas lights take away from the reason for the season.
Was that really her take-away from Election 2012.
If there's one thing Carmelo Anthony will take away from playing under Mike D'Antoni, it's this: He realized how good he could be as a 3-point shooter.
The group said they do not officially endorse a candidate in the election, but are specifically targeting the Romney-Ryan budget Thursday, saying it takes away support for Americans who need it.
Tim Tebow is still the backup QB despite Rex Ryan taking away Wildcat offense .
The governor's decision takes away any role the state would have had in setting up health insurance exchanges that provide the best service for Kansans.
The Oak Bluffs selectmen have decided to take away our right to vote.
With the shopping madness of Black Friday beginning earlier every year, is this starting to take away from Thanksgiving Day.
Judge Takes Away Jeffrey Epstein's Freedom, Porn.
They picketed outside the plant's gates Tuesday to protest the mill's proposal to take away retiree benefits.
MONTREAL — There were really no season-impacting lessons to take away from UNLV's 97-62 runaway victory against Laval in McGill's Love Competition Hall on Monday night.
I agree with the $60 million fine, the taking away of scholarships and the four year hiatus from bowl games.
State lawmakers add five days to the school calendar, by taking away work days.
Take away the game-winning goal she scored against Canada this summer, her appearance in a National Championship title game and an obviously bright future in the game, and Jincy Dunne would still not be your stereotypical high school student.

In science:

The difference between solid and dotted curves indicates the impact of the direct ionizations which take away populations from the singly- and doublyexcited states during the pulse.
Overcoming blockade in producing doubly-excited dimers by a single intense pulse and their decay
Fortunately, while quantum mechanics takes away with one hand, it gives back with the other. A quantum procedure known as quantum cryptography or quantum key distribution can do key distribution so that the communication security cannot be compromised.
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
While a full treatise on this subject would take us away from the focus of this paper, we illustrate how the models can be used in some contexts, with extensions to other contexts left to the reader and further research. 7.1.1.
Tractable and Consistent Random Graph Models
Dynamical equilibrium can be easily enforced right away, and the two stars will then take care of the restoration of thermal equilibrium automatically, in the course of their subsequent evolution.
The Starlab Environment for Dense Stellar Systems
Any star that passes near to the binary supermassive black hole is accelerated to high velocities and ejected, taking energy away from the binary and causing its orbit to decay slightly.
Supermassive Black Holes
However, we shall formally block away and see where this takes us.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
If we take a one-dimensional lattice of L vertices with periodic boundary conditions, i.e., a ring, and join each vertex to its neighbors k or fewer lattice spacings away, we get a system like Fig. 11a, with Lk edges.
The structure and function of complex networks
The idea was that breakup channels take flux away from fusion.
Reaction models to probe the structure of light exotic nuclei
Considering the model beyond mean-field approximation, where the dynamics is noisy, one expects a random perturbation to take the system away from the symmetric solution.
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Non-Conserving Two-Species Driven Model
It should be interesting to study the correlations which build up in the system, taking it away from the mean-field description.
Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in a Non-Conserving Two-Species Driven Model
We take D2 /N as the test statistic. A deviation of the root distribution from the hypothesis will result in a bias of the ensemble distribution of this test statistic away from the origin.
An Unbinned Goodness-of-Fit Test Based on the Random Walk
Now, in the local frame surrounding one of the bodies in our binary system, while the metric can still be made Minkowskian far away, the scalar field will take on a value φ0 determined by the companion body.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
When taking the (point splitting) regulater away, the result would be of the type zero times infinity.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
In a brief, serious moment we remark that that sort of de-naming can be done by a small committee, but only the physics community acting together could take his length away from him.
Astrophysics in 2006
This simple remark leads us to a ’graph stripping’ procedure: We can take away from the graph all tests a such that ta = 0, and all the variables in these pools: they are sure 0s.
Statistical Physics of Group Testing