Cock of the walk - A man who is excessively confident and thinks he's better than other people is the cock of the walk.
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Dead man walking - A dead man walking is someone who is in great trouble and will certainly get punished, lose their job or position, etc, soon.
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Run before you can walk - If someone tries to run before they can walk, they try to do something requiring a high level of knowledge before they have learned the basics.
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Walk a fine line - If you have to walk a fine line, you have to be very careful not to annoy or anger people or groups that are competing. ('Walk a thin line' is an alternative.)
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Walk a mile in my shoes - This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them.
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Walk a tightrope - If you walk a tightrope, you have to be very careful not to annoy or anger people who could become enemies.
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Walk in the park - An undertaking that is easy is a walk in the park. The opposite is also true - "no walk in the park".
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Walk on eggshells - If you have to walk on eggshells when with someone, you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily.('Walk on eggs' is also used.)
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Walk the green mile - Someone or something that is walking the green mile is heading towards the inevitable.
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Walk the plank - If someone walks the plank, they are going toward their own destruction or downfall
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Walking encyclopedia - A very knowledgeable person is a walking encyclopedia.
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Walking on air - If you are walking on air, you are so happy that you feel as if you could float.
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Walking on broken glass - When a person is punished for something. e.g. 'She had me walking on broken glass.'
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Walking time-bomb - A person whose behaviour is erratic and totally unpredictable is a walking time-bomb.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan, to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken, to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken, to full, OHG. walchan, to beat, to full, Icel. vālka, to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka, to full, to roll, Dan. valke, to full; cf. Skr. valg, to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian, to roam, ramble, G. wallen,. √130
In literature:
He walked up to her and clasped her hand.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
He walked leisurely down the length of the shop, pleased as always by its atmosphere.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
They began to walk up and down, much less quickly than Clare had been walking when alone.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
Mr. George paid no attention to him, but walked on.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
We walked in silence a little way, boarded a bus, then walked again.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
And he carried his head to one side when he walked, as old and deaf dogs do.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Hannah Ann walked down to the end.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
In the shrubbery they met the twins, walking hand in hand, each with a doll on the disengaged arm.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
I could walk from sunrise to sundown.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He walked along, limping.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
It was a grand thing to walk home with six shillings in his pocket, and to look in at the shop-windows and think what it would buy.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
When you walk, I wish you to keep in the north walk, just beyond the vegetable garden.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Come, let you and I be seen walking together; you'll get over it best in that way.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
At that moment a slim young man walked slowly past the group.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He turned and walked slowly towards his place at the table.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
She walked slowly, but she walked nearly the whole day.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
He wanted a place to meditate in, walk up and down, think out his sermons.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
The Maidens were now accustomed to his ingratitude, and so they walked on to the town and transacted their business there.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Crowds of women walked under the Colonade, they often then wore low dresses walking.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
She took walks in all weathers, long walks in solitary directions.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
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In poetry:
Walking the New Earth,
Lo, a divine One
Greets all men godlike,
Calls them his kindred,
He, the Divine.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
As Jesus and his followers
Upon a Sabbath morn
Were walking by a wheat field
They plucked the ears of corn.
"The Boy Out Of Church" by Robert Graves
God knows all things -- but we
In darkness walk our ways;
We wonder what will be,
We ask the nights and days.
""To-Morrows"" by Abram Joseph Ryan
But the goodly company,
Walking in that path with me,
One by one the brink o'erslid,
One by one the darkness hid.
"My Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
A something, not of earth or sky,
Beside me walks the ways I go,
And I--I never truly know,
If I am it or it is I.
"My Shadow And I" by Freeman Edwin Miller
We are the slaves of those that died
A thousand years ago;
We walk in all our little pride,
We walk and do not know.
"We Are The Slaves" by Alexander Anderson
In news:
There will be a 5K Run/Walk and a 1-mile Survivor Tribute Walk, led by local brain tumor survivors.
Other activities include cake walk, games, moon walk and train rides.
Ever walked into a big chain store and walked out with way more than you had planned to purchase.
We walked the walk, touts Democrat's national chairwoman in Park City.
Prior to his recent walk along the Pacific Crest Trail, he walked to Michigan.
"Ashley," who does not want to be identified, said walking into her home was like walking into a nightmare.
Walkers will walk to raise funds for the walk and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Balance Reward members can earn 10 points for every mile walked thought a "Walk with Walgreens" program.
Balance Reward members can earn 10 points for every mile walked through a "Walk with Walgreens" program.
Dust off the walking shoes, it's Walk to School Day Wednesday.
The woman was walking through the parking lot of the High Street store around 2:40 am when an unknown man walked toward her and said "Hi," according to police.
When your kids were one-year-old, I am guessing you were excited that they were barely walking or hoping they would walk soon.
As the students, decked out in their crazy socks , walked around orange cones setup in the school's parking lot, Colone said there's a reason it's called the ' Sock Walk and not the ' Sock Run.
Ecole Kenwood School first-grader Erin Allison and the rest of the students at the school carry signs and chant as they walk the streets near the school to raise awareness about breast cancer during the third annual "Walk Out Cancer".
Our new walk is located on a beautiful walking path at Penn State Harrisburg in Middletown, PA.
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In science:
Thus if P is the transition matrix for the walk on lattice paths and P1 is the transition matrix for the kids walk, we have P = αI + (1 − α)P1 , so that P1 = (P − αI )/(1 − α).
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The walk strategies adopted by the walker include the following: random walk (RW), no-back (NB) walk, no-triangleloop (NTL) walk, no-quadrangle-loop (NQL) walk, and selfavoiding (SA) random walk.
Walks on Apollonian networks
In the case q < 1, we show that the random walk can be interpreted as a projection of an isotropic random walk, i.e. a random walk with ﬁxed length steps and uniformly distributed direc tions.
Power-law random walks
In the case q < 1, we show that the q−Gaussian random walk can be interpreted as a projection of an isotropic random walk, i.e. a random walk with ﬁxed length steps and uniformly distributed direction s.
Power-law random walks
Random Walks and Representation by Trees Consider the set B (l) [i, j ] of the points visited on the random graph by a given walk B (l) between i and j , and for each site k ∈ B (l) [i, j ] the ﬁrst entry, i.e., the edge of G along which the walk (l) reached k for the ﬁrst time.
Conformal Random Geometry
In this paper we will review how the simplest quantum walk behaves in comparison with a classical random walk, then brieﬂy describe the two above-mentioned quantum walk algorithms.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
As already noted, quantum walks are reversible: a quantum walk running backwards is also a quantum walk.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
We treat the CTRW as a combination of a random walk on the axis of physical time with a random walk in space, both walks happening in discrete operational time.
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
The proof of the lemma is based on the fact that, as we already mentioned, the result is known for a symmetric random walk, and that we can explicitly compare the law of a nearestneighbor drifted walk and the distribution P of the simple random walk.
A random walk on Z with drift driven by its occupation time at zero
The down-up walk is more “local” than the traditionally studied random walks with this stationary distribution, such as the random transposition walk when α = 0, θ = 1; this could be useful for Stein’s method.
Commutation relations and Markov chains
In fact, Lemma 3.5 considers two walks, yet the corresponding result for one walk can be obtained by integrating over the second walk.
Random Walk in deterministically changing environment
Our generalized random walk graph kernels are based on a simple idea: given a pair of graphs, perform random walks on both, and count the number of matching walks.
Graph Kernels
We will couple D and Dp so that the walk in D picks the same edges as the walk in Dp , but if Dp fails, then D continues its random walk.
Expanders via Random Spanning Trees
We construct a bounded degree graph G, such that a simple random walk on it is transient but the random walk path (i.e., the subgraph of all the edges the random walk has crossed) has only ﬁnitely many cutpoints, almost surely.
Cutpoints and resistance of random walk paths
Given a sample of the simple random walk, the path of the walk (denoted PATH) is the subgraph consisting of all the vertices visited and edges traversed by the walk.
Cutpoints and resistance of random walk paths
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