To give up


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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To give up To abandon; to surrender. “Don't give up the ship.”
    • To give up to cease from effort; to yield; to despair; as, he would never give up.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Unwilling to give up horses altogether Unwilling to give up horses altogether


  • Dorothy Day
    Dorothy Day
    “The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.”
  • Kenny Rogers
    Kenny Rogers
    “Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You must give up the way it is... to have it the way you want it”
  • Frank Flores
    Frank Flores
    “Give up control even if it means the employees have to make some mistakes.”
  • Lou Reed
    Lou Reed
    “I tried to give up drugs by drinking.”


In literature:

She only says she wishes me to give up Thomasin because another man is anxious to marry her.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Even as it was, there was danger; and yet I was extremely loath to give her up.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Why should I offer to give her up to him who, likely enough, would not accept the offer when it was made to him?
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
He would have to give up an engagement which he would not have made if he had known.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
So they all seized their weapons, and bound themselves, one with another, never to give up so long as they had strength to fight.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
Was he bound, in circumstances as they now existed, to give up Loughton?
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
I paid you to give up my son.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
On his refusal to resign, he was forced to give up his office.
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
What would it be to have to give up that name for ever?
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
I decided not to give up.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins

In poetry:

I was fishing alone by the bridge when she came,
And such was the light on her glowing face
That my heart leapt up to give her a place,
And after a year she changed her name.
"The Fisherman" by Alexander Anderson
Whither away, Delight?
Thou cam'st but now; wilt thou so soon depart,
And give me up to night?
For many weeks of lingring pain and smart
But one half hour of comfort for my heart?
"The Glimpse" by George Herbert
"Give me the woman precious to thy heart,
Give up to me thy Laura!
Beyond the grave will usury pay the smart."—
I wept aloud, and from my bleeding heart
With resignation tore her.
"Resignation" by Friedrich von Schiller
He gives his grace, our gloomy minds to light —
He gives his Word, to make us walk aright —
To rule us, he his holy Spirit grants —
He gives himself, to make up all our wants —
"Advice To Believe In Christ, And An Exhibition Or Display Of The Wonderful Change That Is Wrought In" by Rees Prichard
In sleep the lady mourn'd, and the Baron toss'd and turn'd,
And oft to himself he said,—
"The worms around him creep, and his bloody grave is deep…..
It cannot give up the dead!"—
"The Eve of St. John" by Sir Walter Scott
The drunkard, he says he can't give it up,
For I must confess temptation's in the cup;
But he wishes to God it was banished from the land,
While he holds the cup in his trembling hand.
"A Tribute to Mr Murphy and the Blue Ribbon Army" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Charles Rangel refuses to give up his post as Ways and Means chairman.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, a mother of six young children, says she plans to "give up the acting " when her kids become teenagers.
Time For All To Give Up Some.
Straughn wasn't about to give up its lead over Georgiana this afternoon.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, a mother of six young children, says she plans to "give up the acting" when her kids become teenagers.
Undoubtedly, he called on them not to give up on a season that is all but over after an awful start.
But she was an independent woman and continued working, even after throat problems caused her to give up her art .
It has been exactly a year since Maryland woman Robyn Gardner went missing on the island of Aruba , and her loved ones refuse to give up hope that she is still alive despite being no closer to solving her mysterious disappearance.
It was the fine UAW Local 2093 employees at the time who decided to give up pay and benefits to save this plant.
Dog's best friend : Man refused to give up on lost buddy.
I however am not ready to give up on this season before it even begins.
The eight Gosselin children have been through a lot of turmoil this year, and with both parents often out of the home they've also had to give up their dogs Shoka and Nola.
The JetBlue Airways captain who ran through the cabin of a cross-country flight, yelling about religion and terrorists, is being prohibited from flying -- and he has to give up his pilot's license.
Not ready to give up on the bike.
I don't want to give up great tasting food to do it.

In science:

To see this: such a structure amounts to giving a conformal structure on Σ, that is, a Riemann metric up to multiplication by the exponential of a real valued function.
Conformal blocks revisited
In the minimal SUSY extension of the standard model (MSSM) there are two higgs bosons, with neutral components Hu and Hd , which give mass to the up-type and down-type fermions, respectively.
Dark Matter and LHC: What is the Connection?
This example can be seen both as a considerable generalization of Example 2 and as an attempt to give a set-up for the situation in Example 3.
Random Marked Sets
Similar to proof of Lemma 6.5, we need to show that a T -cycle at x pro jected to a U -path starting at x gives a U -cycle which is either contractible or its fourth power, after adding a U -path of bounded length which connects the 2 endpoints and closed up the U -path.
Local Rigidity of Partially Hyperbolic Actions
One can see that for large n and d and for t ≈ √n ln d, P (λmax (Zn ) ≥ t) ≥ de−(1+o(1))t2 /2n which is what Corollary 7.1 gives up to the constants in the exponent.
Concentration of the adjacency matrix and of the Laplacian in random graphs with independent edges