tameness

Definitions

  • a Dwarf Playing With Cynocephali and A Tame Ibis
    a Dwarf Playing With Cynocephali and A Tame Ibis
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tameness the attribute of having been domesticated
    • n tameness the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
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Additional illustrations & photos:

wild pig and tame pig wild pig and tame pig
"PETS!  DON'T YOU love THEM?  Aren't THEY TAME?" "PETS! DON'T YOU love THEM? Aren't THEY TAME?"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In all of Shakespeare's works and excluding Roman numerals only one word begins with the letter "X." Xanthippe, the wife of Socrates, appears in The Taming of the Shrew.
    • n Tameness The quality or state of being tame.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tameness The state or quality of being tame.
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Quotations

  • Washington Irving
    Washington%20Irving
    “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
    William%20Shakespeare
    “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
    George%20Herbert
    “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
    Lord%20Byron
    “Prolonged endurance tames the bold.”

Usage

In literature:

His was not the nature to submit tamely, nor to compromise.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
The badger is very susceptible to human influence, and can be effectually tamed with but little trouble.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
And maybe when I scare a little bear I can grab it and bring it home and tame it.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While" by Laura Lee Hope
Yes, but why did man tame the horse later rather than sooner?
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
To most of them, short pilgrimages are as tame as rabbits would be to the hunter of lions.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
A few months before he had been captured and partly tamed.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
He was as tame as a cat, and much more affectionate than cats usually are.
"Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match" by Francis C. Woodworth
It presents a trite theme tamely and prosaically.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee
Tame camels passing through their country excite their suspicion; they do not smell like wild ones.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
I've got a basket and they are so tame I can pick 'em up.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
There are no secrets that I am aware of in taming anything, but love and gentleness.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
Think o' that; an' don't talk tamely o' justice; let's shout loudly for revenge!
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Then these will all be tame tigers and lions?
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
It was as tame as a great dog.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
Dullness is but another name for tameness.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
I saw a very tame robin at Budworth in 1904.
"In a Cheshire Garden" by Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton
During this time they began to capture and tame the young of some of the wild animals.
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
The birds soon became very tame, and made the house resonant all day long with their brilliant notes.
"The Ranche on the Oxhide" by Henry Inman
Some had live parrots which they had caught and tamed.
"Brooks's Readers, Third Year" by Stratton D. Brooks
Small game was plentiful on some of the open parts, and afforded them good enough sport after a tame fashion.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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In poetry:

Tho' grief awhile within their eyes
Hath tamed the dancing glee,
Yet there thine own quick spirit lies–
Thy brother's children see!
"The Kaiser's Feast" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
St. Oluf climb’d the vessel’s side;
His courage nought could tame!
“Heave up, heave up the anchor straight;
Let’s go in Jesu’s name.
"Saint Oluf (From The Old Danish)" by George Borrow
Thou, that feedest ev'ry creature,
Whether tame, or wild by nature,
Receive our prayers, who humbly own
The plenteous goodness thou hast shown!
"Grace After Meat" by Rees Prichard
He bids the crystal fountains flow,
And cheer the valleys as they go;
Tame heifers there their thirst allay,
And for the stream wild asses bray.
"Psalm 104" by Isaac Watts
And she,—-she lies in my hand as tame
As a pear late basking over a wall;
Just a touch to try and off it came;
'Tis mine,—-can I let it fall?
"A Light Woman" by Robert Browning
It keeps alive the flick'ring flame,
Which strives to burn with feeble force
Within the heart, so dull and tame,
But still of life, the present source.
"Love And Wine" by Thomas Frederick Young

In news:

Taming the Gods with Ian Buruma.
Lynden 's Lions tame Wolves.
'The Man's' statistics while a St Louis Cardinal overshadow a rather tame off-the-field life.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
How to Tame Morning Madness.
ANAHEIM, Calif — It took the Mighty Ducks' Paul Kariya to take a hit and score a goal for typically tame Southern California hockey fans to go wild.
Driving a pair of street-tamed Ram Air V Pontiacs.
Autos, rentals tame underlying price pressures.
As long as expected inflation remains tame.
Companies must tame Big Data to be competitive .
Tame US prices, more confident builders aid growth.
Taming the Smartphone Power Consumption Vicious Cycle.
Tame Impala have been added to the bill for Laneway Festival on Auckland's waterfront.
Tame Impala 's Kevin Parker has a reputation for being obsessive about recording details.
Parker has recorded both Tame Impala albums essentially on his own in Australia.
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In science:

S is reductive, we say that the action is very tame.
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
Consider a tame action of a linear algebraic group G on a central simple algebra A of degree n with center K , with associated stabilizer subgroup S ⊂ PGLn .
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
Let G be a linear algebraic group, A/K be a central simple algebra of degree n and ψ be a tame action of G on A, with associated stabilizer S ⊂ PGLn .
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
In Section 2, we introduce tame and very tame actions.
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
This example shows, in particular, that every finite-dimensional semisimple algebra (over a finitely generated field extension of k) occurs as AG /K G for some very tame action of a linear algebraic group G on some central simple algebra A with center K ; see Corollary 10.4.
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
Tame actions are a special class of geometric actions.
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
Definition. (a) We shall call the action ψ tame if there is a dense open subset U ⊂ X such that Sx is conjugate to Sy in PGLn for every x, y ∈ U .
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
See Lemma 4.1 for an alternative description of tame and very tame actions.
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
There exist non-tame geometric actions, and tame actions that are not very tame (see Proposition 5.1).
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
It follows from Remark 3.2(b) that if ψ is a geometric G-action on a central simple algebra A, with associated G × PGLn -variety X , then ψ is tame if and only if the PGLn -action on X/G has a stabilizer in general position S ⊂ PGLn , in the sense of [PV, p. 228].
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
Recall also that if ψ is tame, we called S the associated stabilizer for ψ ; see Definition 2.1.
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
Informally speaking, this means that “most” geometric actions on central simple algebras are tame; we illustrate this point by the examples below.
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
Consider a tame action of G on a central simple algebra A with associated stabilizer S ⊂ PGLn .
Tame group actions on central simple algebras
DAHA’s seem to be related to the tamely ramified correspondence.
Finite dimensional representations of DAHA and affine Springers fibers : the spherical case
It involves some nice combinatoric which appears also in the tamely ramified Langlands correspondence (see the introduction).
Finite dimensional representations of DAHA and affine Springers fibers : the spherical case
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