tell on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tell on produce an effect or strain on somebody "Each step told on his tired legs"
    • v tell on give away information about somebody "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
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Quotations

  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall%20Mcluhan
    “Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Many bad artists will tell you that art is life. There's a subtle difference however. You can turn your back on art”
  • Henry Kissinger
    Henry%20Kissinger
    “I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850.”
  • Judith Viorst
    Judith Viorst
    “It's true love because if he said quit drinking martinis but I kept on drinking them and the next morning I couldn't get out of bed, he wouldn't tell me he told me.”
  • Richard M. DeVos
    Richard M. DeVos
    “The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.”
  • Frank A. Clark
    Frank%20A.%20Clark
    “A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do -- but it does not keep him from doing it.”

Usage

In literature:

Be you goin' to tell on me?
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
We could tell it by the two-decker bill board on the roof.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
And so Roger was launched for the first time on the telling of his dream.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
And on the way stop and tell Sarah I'm goin' to stay here and help eat 'em.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
They were Irishmen and they would not tell on us.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I tell you now because I hear to-day in Hamworth that people are talking on the subject.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
His limp figure lying flat on the earth tells what words never can.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
I suspect that they have confederates on shore, who tell them all they want to know.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Before we reached France on this run we were in a U-boat fight, which I shall tell of later.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
She sat on her father's knee that night telling him about Mrs. Morris.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I year tell dat dey wuz one time w'en dey wuz all blue, 'stid er havin' all dem ar teenchy little spots on um.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I could tell by the look on her face, sir.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
Hold on now, I'll tell you a funny story.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
We don't hear much about anything on Hue and Cry till they come and tell us.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Polly would tell on grandma.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Her fanatic eyes seemed to tell him that she was still bent on her object, whatever it might be.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
But for heaven's sake go on telling me why you like me.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
It's going on, I'm telling you; d'ye hear me?
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
His letters to Atticus are full of the truths which he had to tell on that matter.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
The mud had begun to tell on her.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
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In poetry:

The thing, he said, would come in the night at three
From the old churchyard on the hill below;
But crouching by an oak fire's wholesome glow,
I tried to tell myself it could not be.
"The Messenger" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Why am I silent from year to year?
Needs must I sing on these blue March days?
What will you say, when I tell you here,
That already, I think, for a little praise,
I have paid too dear?
"Why Silent?" by Henry Timrod
What forced you here, we cannot know,
And you will scarcely tell--
But cheery we would have you go
And bid a glad farewell:
On lighter wings we bid you fly,
Your dart will now all foes defy.
"On A Honey Bee" by Philip Morin Freneau
What forced you here, we cannot know,
And you will scarcely tell—
But cheery we would have you go And bid a glad farewell:
On lighter wings we bid you fly,
Your dart will now all foes defy.
"To A Honey Bee" by Philip Morin Freneau
Yet though forgetful I did see.
And heard, but cannot tell,
And on my forehead felt an air
Unearthly, on my heart a spell.
I have seen that which deathless is,
And heard--what I for ever miss!
"Vision And Echo" by John Freeman
Whan the auld folk at hame o' this had heard tell,
It strack on their he'rts wi' a sorrowfu' knell;
The mither sabb'd oot, "I sall never ha'e rest
Till I clasp my dear bairn again to my breast."
"Pairtin' An' Meetin'" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

"I believe in a smaller, more conservative role for government than telling me which card games I can play on my computer," Fritz says.
"I would have never thought that I would have been on national television and making it to the top three out of 200 thousand people," Ledet tells THR.
On June 13, 2012, sometime around 9 am, I opened a large envelope from LDS Church Headquarters in Salt Lake with a letter enclosed telling me I had been called to serve a two-year mission in Tempe, Ariz.
County dispatch tells WSBT it happened on Baugher Drive, off State Road 331 around 11:30 am.
MINGALADON, Myanmar — The landscape of Mingaladon township on the northern outskirts of Myanmar's main city tells a story of economic upheaval.
Jake Smith tells WSB Radio that the remains were found near Azalea Drive in the Lawrenceville area on Sunday afternoon.
As 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal nears, concerns crop up on both sides.
On Tuesday, October 11 2011 in Telling Tales.
"We could go on all day about that video shoot," Gilbert tells Taste of Country with laughter.
On Day 5 of your week toward better living, Dr Oz tells you what to do about your blood pressure and how to detox.
Dexia working on raising capital, CEO tells paper.
Maggie Goes on a Diet, by Paul Kramer, tells the tale of an insecure 14-year-old who sheds excess weight through diet, hard work, and exercise.
You can tell when Christmas is on its way when Richard Paul Evans' annual Christmas book appears on the best seller's list.
"I waited so long to tell yall the truth because i was nervous on how yall would look at me," he wrote on his blog.
Michael Senn, 28, from Manhattan, tells Riley County police that he was leaving the Little Apple Lanes on Richards Drive around midnight on March 19, 2012.
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In science:

On the other hand, the construction in Theorem (3.1)and Proposition 4.6 tell us that ΠρF,Π (A6 ) is generated by w = wρ and R.
The Alternating Group of degree 6 in Geometry of the Leech Lattice and K3 Surfaces
This filtration is spatial in that it tells us what we can “see” on the hypergraph at time t.
Critical random hypergraphs: The emergence of a giant set of identifiable vertices
This includes in particular the case that the second ensemble consists of constant (i.e., non-random) matrices. A basic result of Voiculescu tells us that on the level of expectations, independence between the ensembles goes over into asymptotic freeness.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: II. Unitary Random Matrices
Convergence of M (xn |x
Universal Convergence of Semimeasures on Individual Random Sequences
During the simulation, as would be true in flight, it is hard to tell if a trigger is a false rate trigger on noise or a true trigger on a weak GRB that we could not locate.
Swift's Ability to Detect Gamma-Ray Bursts
This proposition tells us that, to study characteristic polynomials of arrangements, we can essentially focus our attention on central arrangements.
Semimatroids and their Tutte polynomials
So limits on the time variation, w ′ , directly tell us crucial physics.
Is Dark Energy Dynamical? Prospects for an Answer
The following lemma tells us that for an arbitrary µ-Markoff map φ, the function log+ |φ| always has an upper Fibonacci bound on Ω.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
The above result tells us that M (with the incomplete hyperbolic structure) would continue to have discrete length spectrum on its torus fiber for sufficiently small deformations from the complete structure.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
Conditioning on Gn − v tells us nothing about the edges from v to Gn − v .
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
The root test of convergence then tells us that the singularity closest to origin (on the positive real axis) in the complex z -plane determines the partition function for N → ∞.
Unzipping an adsorbed polymer in a dirty or random environment
The two letter subscripts not only tell us which of the six polynomials we are focusing on, it provides a convention of which dummy variables we will use.
The polynomial method for random matrices
The RG rules on their own, however, do not tell us much about the eigenvalue spectrum.
Transverse Meissner Physics of Planar Superconductors with Columnar Pins
Moreover, the Fourier transform of its dependence on t tells us about the transverse position of these valence quarks in the proton.
Hard exclusive reactions and hadron structure
One first theorem tells us that (k , 0)rank and Garvan’s ranks have the same distribution on partitions of n.
Dyson's new symmetry and generalized Rogers-Ramanujan identities
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