• a Dwarf Playing With Cynocephali and A Tame Ibis
    a Dwarf Playing With Cynocephali and A Tame Ibis
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tamed brought from wildness into a domesticated state "tame animals","fields of tame blueberries"
    • adj tamed brought from wildness "the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed"
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  • Washington Irving
    “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
    Dorothy L. Sayers
    “Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Youth is full of sport, age's breath is short; youth is nimble, age is lame; Youth is hot and bold, age is weak and cold; Youth is wild, and age is tame.”
  • George Herbert
    “Drink not the third glass, which thou canst not tame, when once it is within thee.”
  • Duke of Alba Ferdinand Alvarez De Toledo
    Duke of Alba Ferdinand Alvarez De Toledo
    “I have tamed men of iron in my day, shall I not easily crush these men of butter?”
  • Lord Byron
    “Prolonged endurance tames the bold.”


In literature:

The tame frog in the rancho barroom.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
The very tameness of the birds wheeling round my head was evidence of this.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
The decoy used is a tame elephant, that has been already trained for the purpose.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
All the horses we see in the streets, or along the country roads, are tame.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
I should so much like to have a tame young one.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
A tame elephant kept by a merchant was suffered to go at large.
"A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals" by Percy J. Billinghurst
For these a large cage was constructed, and they soon became so tame that they would take the nuts provided for them out of our hands.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
Many of the ways and manners of the fox, when tamed, are like the dog's.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
The game here, evidently, has never been hunted, for it is remarkably tame.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
He who journeys through the tame scenery of European countries can form but little idea of the wild and dangerous highways of the Andes.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
They are then tamed, and finally trained to do tricks that men want them to do.
"The Wonders of the Jungle" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
They had no tame or easy life of it, if all we hear of them is true.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
There sat the be-praised poet, the tame one; all the guests paid homage to him, and he was happy.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
But as for the lion, not only can he be tamed, but even a wild lion has been known to behave as if quite tame, when moved by his love.
"The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two" by Prince Sarath Ghosh
Once she could sit a wild, half-tamed broncho her career in the direction of accident became checkered.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
I assure you what I say is perfectly true, for I have a tame sweetheart who lives at court, and she told me the whole story.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Something altogether too tame for him!
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The word "tamely" which I have just used, brings me to the next great event which moved mankind perceptibly nearer to civilization proper.
"Is civilization a disease?" by Stanton Coit
He can tame tigers and panthers and soothe serpents and dragons.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
I say it is tame, monsieur!
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

In poetry:

No­my will shall yet control
Thy will, so high and free,
And love shall tame that haughty soul­
Yes­tenderest love for me.
"Passion" by Charlotte Bronte
I cannot remember my country,
The land whence I came;
Whence they brought me and chained me and made me
Nor wild thing nor tame.
"Captivity" by Amy Levy
But who would give the rose a hue
Which nature has not given?
But who would tame the nightingale,
Or bring the lark from heaven?
"A Tale" by John Logan
To-day upon thy ruined walls
The flowers wave flags of truce,
For time has proved thy conqueror,
And tamed thy strength, Dunluce!
"Dunluce Castle" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Ah! bleeding hands alone subdued
And tamed the savage habitude
Of forests hiding beasts of prey,
And human shapes as fierce as they.
"Haverhill" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For thou art gone away from earth,
And place with those dost claim,
The Children of the Second Birth,
Whom the world could not tame.
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold

In news:

The Battle to Tame Unstructured Data.
Energy project looks to tame supercomputing's tsunami of data.
If you thought being a scientist was a tame affair, check out these videos.
Hiring has slowed, economic growth has eased, inflation is tame and millions of Americans remain unemployed.
CW's show about Virgin America flight attendants is tame by mile-high club standards.
Has success tamed wildman designer Richie Rich.
Love Tames Legendary Wild Man .
Wild Man Tamed By Love (1994).
Brothers discover wolf cub can't be tamed.
Avoid depicting God as either wrathful or tame, to suit your needs.
Why must we labor to tame it, for centuries on end, in an endless stalemate of human versus wrinkle .
Bombers can 't tame unbeaten Tigers, lose 35-7.
That should tame the Transit Connect 's sometimes busy ride.
A series of halftime adjustments from Alabama head coach Anthony Grant helped the Crimson Tide tame Villanova and win the 2K Sports Classic.
FSU second half- explosion tames Tigers.

In science:

Let Γ′ be a topological ly tame, discrete subgroup of PSL(2, C).
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
Let M = ˜M /Γ be a topological ly tame 3-manifold with −b2 ≤ K ≤ −1 and Λ(Γ) = S∞ .
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
Let φ : S 2 −→ S∞ be a quasi-conformal embedding conjugate Γ′ to Γ under isomorphism χ : Γ′ −→ Γ, here Γ′ is a topologically tame, torsion-free, discrete subgroup of PSL(2, C) with ΛΓ′ = S 2 .
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
It is a conjecture that all finitely generated discrete subgroup Γ of PSL(2, C) are topologically tame.
Quasiconformal Rigidity of Negatively Curved Three Manifolds
The core of the approach of this note is the analysis of this phenomenon and of the methods used to tame its consequences 3 .
On the probabilistic approach to the random satisfiability problem
Notice that the union of the images σ(ei ) is a graph in the manifold Σ, and therefore tame subgroupoids are uniquely associated to analytic graphs.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
Let us consider the map Φ : Hom [P , G] → A∞ , ¯A 7→ ( ¯A|L )L∈L , where ¯A|L is the restriction of ¯A to the tame subgroupoid L.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
We construct its inverse image by ¯A(p) := AL (p), where L is any tame subgroupoid such that p ∈ L.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
In other words, for every tame subgroupoid L ∈ L, its diffeomorphic image ϕL is again a tame subgroupoid.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
It is surprising that the classification of metric triples is a “tame” problem and has a reasonable answer in terms of the action of the infinite group of permutations S∞ and S∞ -invariant measures on R.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
It follows that Gc is a perfect ideal of G . A GRLA is called tame if Gc contains its centralizer in G .
Generalized reductive Lie algberas
From Remark 1.7(ii) we know that the root system of a tame GRLA is a non-singular GRRS.
Generalized reductive Lie algberas
Moreover, Aff(G ) is tame if and only if G is tame.
Generalized reductive Lie algberas
The statement regarding tameness is also easy to see.
Generalized reductive Lie algberas
The basic idea is to define a suitable “components” functor, Π, from a certain category Tame Omega Cat to Set, the category of small sets.
Weak Omega Categories I