get hold of

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get hold of affect "Fear seized the prisoners","The patient was seized with unbearable pains","He was seized with a dreadful disease"
    • v get hold of be in or establish communication with "Our advertisements reach millions","He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"
    • v get hold of get into one's hands, take physically "Take a cookie!","Can you take this bag, please"
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Quotations

  • Buddha
    Buddha
    “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.”
  • Ludwig Borne
    Ludwig Borne
    “Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.”
  • Will Rogers
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    “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “We eagerly get hold of a law that serves as a weapon to our passions.”
  • Sir James M. Barrie
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    “Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him.”

Usage

In literature:

Here, I say, Mak; you understand these insecks; get hold of him and pull him out.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
I think it is perfectly wonderful what an amount of scandal it gets hold of.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
Of course they wanted to get hold of the box with the five jars.
"The Five Jars" by Montague Rhodes James
The skirmishing with this weapon continued for some time longer, and the beast was wounded every time she attempted to get hold of her opponent.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Oh, if he could only get hold of her without her screaming!
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The thing to do was to get hold of a piece of land before it was all gone.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
And so I would say, try to get hold of the depth and width of meaning in the Word.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
There seems to be no end of young ones; we may get hold of them, at all events.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jack, as he had often before done, ran out to get hold of the weather earing.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
This morning I was lucky in getting hold of a German helmet.
"Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie" by George Brenton Laurie
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In poetry:

"To holloa and kick is a very bad plan:
Get it over, my tulips, as soon as you can;
You'd better lay hold of a good lump of lead,
And cling to it tightly until you are dead.
"Brave Alum Bey" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The wolf holds our souls, like a sheep, in his jaws,
Nor can we, nor dare we, get loose from his paws:
Our Shepherd msut rescue us out of the scrape,
Or else not a soul from his fangs can escape.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
In vain thou strugglest to get free;
I never will unloose my hold:
Art thou the Man that died for me?
The secret of thy love unfold;
Wrestling, I will not let thee go
Till I thy name, thy nature know.
"Wrestling Jacob" by Charles Wesley
One of those spirits you can't tell why
God has permitted. Therein I
Have the advantage, for I hold
That wolves are sent to the purest fold,
And we'd save the wolf if we'd get the lamb.
You're no believer? Good! I am.
"Don Diego Of The South" by Francis Bret Harte
Hold up, you beast, now what the devil!
Confound this moor for a pockholed, evil,
Rotten marsh. My right leg's snapped.
'Tis a mercy he's rolled, but I'm nicely capped.
A broken-legged man and a broken-legged horse!
They'll get me, of course.
"The Exeter Road" by Amy Lowell

In news:

But I've been getting several calls from members of the Lawrence Athletic Club about what the future holds at that facility.
W hat do you get when you ask 29 artists to do a no-holds-barred reimagining of traditional holiday trimmings.
If Bloom 's lead holds, whatever the reason for his victory, he may end up with some measure of independence when he gets to Sacramento.
Tabitha Wright of Carmichael holds her 8-month-old son, Jeremy, who gets his first haircut Saturday from volunteer stylist Sharlene Tullgren during the third annual Convoy of Hope at Cal Expo.
If this row boat cooler – complete with an authentic, vintage look and the room to hold a bunch of booze – isn't the perfect summer companion, than you might as well bring on December GET IT: $139.
Get ready for your next outdoor party by lining plastic and metal trays with a sheet of cork to hold glasses steady.
Get a hold of yourself.
The Delaware Department of Education will hold three public hearings next month to get public comment on various state regulations.
Get a 'hold' of your holiday diet .
200 VALLEY MEADOW – A woman couldn't get hold of her husband on the phone.
Travis Kelley, North Dakota territory Manager for Target Logistics, holds artist renderings of what the proposed man camp near the intersection of 21st Street and State Avenue would look like if the company gets the go-ahead to build.
Not that it's ever really easy to get a new license, but with the new "Tru-ID" system taking hold next month here in New Jersey, be prepared to show extra proof of your identity.
Rather than letting the government get a piece of their hard-earned wealth, dairy producers do have some options, such as holding onto the farm at retirement and renting out the land.
Ed Spire of Maryville sits atop a fence above the holding gates, where he waits to get a closeup view of his daughter, Kirbee, as she competes in multiple events in the Missouri High School Rodeo State Finals.
Some school districts in Mississippi are seeing up to 46 percent of high school seniors at risk of being unable to get their diploma MPB's Daniel Cherry reports standardized tests may hold some students back.
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In science:

To turn this into a deterministic statement, we formulate a condition that holds in random graphs, and show that if too many pairs that were supposed to be not γ -regular somehow turn out to be γ -regular, then we get a violation of the property we assume the trap to satisfy.
A Wowzer Type Lower Bound for the Strong Regularity Lemma
To get point 1) of Theorem 1.1, we show that the convergence holds for any initial density matrix ρ0 ∈ B1 (H ) and observable O ∈ Wα .
Approach to ground state and time-independent photon bound for massless spin-boson models
Should this inequality hold, one would get a non Gaussian large N limit, which of course would be very interesting.
Universality for Random Tensors
Although Assumption 2 may not be satisfied, note that one can still get the bound in equation (31) for the ∗-moments of An using normality and the hypothesis above; since this is the only place in the proof of Theorem 3.1 when one uses Assumption 2, the result holds.
Towards a state minimizing the output entropy of a tensor product of random quantum channels
Derriennic gave a thoughtful survey of these results; unfortunately, the full version of his paper is somewhat hard to get hold of. A simple way how to understand the scaling of the martingale paths to Brownian motion is via Skorohod embedding.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
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