• "The robin came back with a worm."
    "The robin came back with a worm."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prep With With denotes or expresses some situation or relation of nearness, proximity, association, connection, or the like.☞ In this sense, common in Old English, it is now obsolete except in a few compounds; as, withhold; withstand; and after the verbs fight contend struggle, and the like.
    • n With See Withe.
    • with to attribute something to him; as, Mr. Clay was accredited with these views; they accredit him with a wise saying.
    • With To denote a close or direct relation of opposition or hostility; -- equivalent to against.
    • With To denote a connection of friendship, support, alliance, assistance, countenance, etc.; hence, on the side of.
    • With To denote association in respect of situation or environment; hence, among; in the company of.
    • With To denote association in thought, as for comparison or contrast.
    • With To denote having as a possession or an appendage; as, the firmament with its stars; a bride with a large fortune.
    • With To denote simultaneous happening, or immediate succession or consequence.
    • With To denote the accomplishment of cause, means, instrument, etc; -- sometimes equivalent to by.
    • with to make the acquaintance of.
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

A woman and two children with a calf A woman and two children with a calf
A Chinese man fishing with birds A Chinese man fishing with birds
With us. Hidatsa With us. Hidatsa
Scotsman with umbrella Scotsman with umbrella
A-talkin' with Deacon Henzy A-talkin' with Deacon Henzy
King with princes King with princes
Fairy with ugly baby Fairy with ugly baby
Phœnicians Bartering with Britons Phœnicians Bartering with Britons

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark
    • with Against: noting competition, opposition, or antagonism: as, to fight with the Romans (that is, against them); to vie with each other.
    • with Noting association or connection. Particularly, expressing
    • with Harmony, agreement, or alliance: as, one color may or may not go with another; to fight with the national troops; to side or vote with the reformers.
    • with Combination or composition: as, wine mixed with water.
    • with Addition or conjunction: as, England (with Wales), Scotland, and Ireland make the United Kingdom.
    • with Communication, intercourse, or interaction.
    • with Simultaneousness.
    • with As a property, attribute, or belonging of; in the possession, care, keeping, service, or employment of: as, to leave a package with one; to be with the A. B. Manufacturing Co.
    • with Having, possessing, bearing, or characterized by: as, the boy has come with the letter; Thebes, with its grand old walls; Rome, with her seven hills.
    • with In the region, sphere, or experience of; followed by a plural, among; also, in the sight, estimation, or opinion of: as, a holy prophet with God.
    • with In respect of; in relation to; as regards; as to: as, have patience with me; what is your will with me?
    • with Like; analogously to; hence, specifically, at the same time or rate as; according to; in proportion to.
    • with By. Indicating
    • with An instrument or means: as, to write with a pen; to cut with a knife; to heal with herbs.
    • with An accessory, as of material, contents, etc.: as, a ring set with diamonds; a ship laden with cotton; a bottle filled with water.
    • with Through; on account or in consequence of; by reason of: expressing cause: as, he trembled with fear; to perish with hunger.
    • with Using; showing: in phrases of manner: as, to win with ease; to pull with a will.
    • with From: noting separation, difference, disagreement, etc.: as, he will not part with it on any account; to differ with a person; to break with old ties.
    • with With was formerly used in many idioms to denote relations now expressed rather by of, to, etc.
    • with See the verbs.
    • with Moreover.
    • with Thereupon.
    • with Synonyms With and by are so closely allied in many of their uses that it is impossible to lay down a rule by which these uses may at all times be distinguished. The same may be said, but to a less extent, of with and through.
    • n with See withe.
    • n with A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning ‘against.’ It was formerly common, but of the Middle English words containing it only two remain in common use—withdraw and withhold.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Egyptians kissed with their noses instead of with their lips
    • n With Same as Withe.
    • prep With with denoting nearness, agreement, or connection: by: in competition or contrast: on the side of: immediately after: among: possessing: in respect of, in the regard of: like: by, by means of, through: showing, using: from
    • prep With an emphatic form of with
    • ***


  • Abraham Sutzkever
    Abraham Sutzkever
    “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”
  • Dudley Field Malone
    Dudley Field Malone
    “I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.”
  • Bessie Delaney
    Bessie Delaney
    “Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful!”
  • George Macdonald
    “Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other.”
  • Jacob Boehme
    Jacob Boehme
    “You are at enmity with yourself.”
  • Princess of Wales Diana
    “You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable,”


Away with the fairies - If someone is away with the fairies, they don't face reality and have unrealistic expectations of life.
Born with a silver spoon in your mouth - If you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you are born into a rich family.
Caught with your hand in the cookie jar - (USA) If someone is caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar, he or she is caught doing something wrong.
Caught with your pants down - If you are caught with your pants down, you are exposed in an embarrassing situation. It can also mean that you were caught unprepared for a situation or an event.
Come with the territory - If something comes with the territory, it is part of a job or responsibility and just has to be accepted, even if unpleasant.
Comes with the territory - If something comes with the territory, especially when undesirable, it is automatically included with something else, like a job, responsibility, etc.('Goes with the territory' is also used.)
Cooking with gas - (USA) If you're cooking with gas, you're working very efficiently.
Crack a nut with a sledgehammer - If you use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, you apply too much force to achieve a result. ('Jackhammer' is also used.)
Dice with death - If you do something that is very dangerous, you are dicing with death.
Don't stand there with curlers in your hair - This means 'don't keep me waiting'. It's said to someone who is taking too long to get moving.
Economical with the truth - (UK) If someone, especially a politician, is economical with the truth, they leave out information in order to create a false picture of a situation, without actually lying.
Enough to cobble dogs with - (UK) A large surplus of anything: We've got enough coffee to cobble dogs with. Possible explanations: A cobblestone is a cut stone with a curved surface. These were set together to create road surfaces, in the days before the widespread use of asphalt. The image the phrase contains is that, even after all the roads have been cobbled, there are so many cobblestones left over that things that don’t need cobbling – such as dogs – could still be cobbled. A cobbler repairs shoes, so if you have enough leather to cobble an animal with four feet or that doesn't need shoes, you have a surplus.
Get away with murder - If you get away with murder, you do something bad and don't get caught or punished.('Get away with blue murder' is also used.)
Go with the flow - If you go with the flow, you accept things as they happen and do what everyone else wants to do.
Green with envy - If you are green with envy, you are very jealous.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. with, AS. wi, with, against; akin to AS. wier, against, OFries. with, OS. wi, wiar, D. weder, weêr,in comp.), G. wider, against, wieder, gain, OHG. widar, again, against, Icel. vi, against, with, by, at, Sw. vid, at, by, Dan. ved, Goth. wipra, against, Skr. vi, asunder. Cf. Withdraw Withers Withstand


In literature:

With a certain courtesy, touched with indifference, Carlos made him acquainted with me.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
He compared his life with hers, or rather with a life he imagined as hers.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
On the Sunday after his encounter with Arthur Carroll with reference to the bill, he went to church as usual with his mother.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He loved Anne with his whole soul, with his heart and with his body, and he had given his body to Maggie, with as much heart as went with it.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
He said he should not wish to live even with you, but that he would sooner try it with you than with any man he ever knew.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
Folks can live with empty heads, but they can't with empty stomachs.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Don't be any more careless with fire in the woods than you are with fire in your own home.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
When he spoke again, it was with a slow precision as if he were trying with extreme care to find the right words.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The Northern Senators met his gaze with scorn and he answered with a look of bold defiance.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
Inner surface with reversed elks; outer with oblique lines, with each side serrate.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson

In poetry:

Singing grief with every leaf.
Sadder grief with sadder leaf,
Sweeter leaf with sweeter grief,
So't was sung in a dark tongue.
"The German Legion" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
"But the cloud-capp'd mountains rise,
Crown'd with purest whiteness,
And mingle with the skies,
That shine with azure brightness.
"To A Flower" by Margaret Davidson
I was with them. My heart-bells rung
With joy my heart above;
Their present heaven my earth o'erhung,
And earth was glad with love.
"A Book of Dreams: Part II" by George MacDonald
`Dost thou not in pride and scorn
Fill with tempests all my morn,
And with jealousies and fears
Fill my pleasant nights with tears?
"My Spectre Around Me Night and Day" by William Blake
Softly along the road of evening,
In a twilight dim with rose,
Wrinkled with age, and drenched with dew
Old Nod, the shepherd, goes.
"Nod" by Walter de la Mare
You, who are done with To-morrow!
Done with these worldly skies!
Done with our pain and sorrow!
Done with the griefs we borrow!
Prayers and tears and sighs!
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part V" by Madison Julius Cawein

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that those with kids were half as likely to develop colds with that number increasing with each additional child in the household.
"We began with the conceptual design working with Corporate Magic," explains Tom Miller, account services manager with AVMG.
With the vacation approaching, the school gave me two hours with a group of tenth graders, and another two with AP US History kids.
Our affair with the sandwich may have begun with those PB&Js in our childhood lunchboxes, created with love with the crusts cut off.
Christina Aguilera has been dealing with plenty of image problems lately, with nearly every story about her reporting that she is difficult to get along with.
(CNN)National News — Over the past couple of years I have been able to share some of my thoughts with readers of Eatocracy with articles in 5@5 and Chefs with Issues.
Fight with courage, win with honor and lose with dignity.
In a pair of wordless fall picture books, two girls confront and interact with their shadows—one with innocent enjoyment, the other with mounting fear.
Overflowing with cheerful energy, KDHX DJ Kate constructs each episode of Beep Beep Boop Boop (every Wednesday night, 9-11 pm Central) with exceptional precision and the goal of sharing something unexpected with listeners.
The top three harvest counties were Camden with 553 deer checked, Benton with 518, and Callaway with 491.
Gretchen Morrison led the Lady Dragons with 18 points, with Kennedy Leonard pitching in with 12 points, six assists, and five rebounds.
It tracks Yunior's struggles with fidelity, beginning with him cheating on his girlfriend and ending with him cheating on his fiancee with 50 different women.
Richard Eugene Parker, 29, is charged with shooting with intent to kill and with possessing a firearm after a felony conviction, Tulsa County District Court filings show.
'Brand X With Russell Brand' on FX will have Brand talking with Matt Stoller and interacting with an audience.
With the 2012 elections behind us, the real work of serving our nation must now take center stage, not only with those in the halls of power, but with you and me.

In science:

This representation obviously coincides with the Clebsch representation obtained above from the variational principle with constraints if one identifies b with −λ/ρ and a with µ.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
Apply Definition 3.1 with F = {pj,k , rj,k : 1 ≤ j, k ≤ n}, the set of all matrix entries of p and r, with ε as just chosen, with N = 2n, and with x = 1.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
We prove that there are 1-counter languages of geodesics with a unique representative for each element for Lm with m ≥ 2 with respect to generating set {a, t} and for L2 with respect to the automata group generating set {t, (ta)}.
Cone types and geodesic languages for lamplighter groups and Thompson's group F
Since the moments τ ((ef e)k ), k ≥ 1, determine the distribution of ef e with respect to τ , one can define an affine homeomorphism Ψ of T S (A) with w*-topology into [0, 1]×[0, 1]×M([0, 1]) with product topology by Ψ(τ ) := (τ (e), τ (f ), ˜µ) where ˜µ is the distribution measure of ef e with respect to τ .
Large deviations for functions of two random projection matrices
Note that simple AT-algebras with real rank zero are exactly those simple AH-algebras with torsion free K -theory, with slow dimension growth and with real rank zero.
The Rohlin property for automorphisms on simple C*-algebras