go about

Definitions

  • Going about thirty, are we
    Going about thirty, are we
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go about begin to deal with "approach a task","go about a difficult problem","approach a new project"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An alligator has about 80 teeth in its mouth at one time. An alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime
    • Go about to prepare to do
    • Go about (B.) to set one's self about: to seek: to endeavour
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”
  • Bear Bryant
    Bear Bryant
    “I'm not much of a golfer, I don't have any friends and, all I like to do is go home and be alone, and not worry about ways not to lose.”
  • George Shultz
    George Shultz
    “The minute you start talking about what your going to do if you lose, you have lost.”
  • Marie Osmond
    Marie Osmond
    “If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver%20Wendell%20Holmes
    “Simple people... are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.”
  • William Faulkner
    William%20Faulkner
    “The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

I thought I'd just say a word before I go about the people here.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
Take my advice, Opdyke, the advice of a veteran, and go about it.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
I'm afraid to go about it.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
I am sometimes quite ashamed of my plain self when we are going about together.
"Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge" by Pemberton Ginther
I'm sorry I didn't read it regular when I was going about on two legs.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
But, nevertheless, he had not the heart to go about the work the moment that he left her.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Black-throated jays go about in flocks.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Aunt Crete was much better and did not have to go about with her face tied up.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Mr. Perkins was held in high esteem, and Aunt Priscilla used to go about in her carriage then.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Oh, yes, she could dress herself and go about the house, but not out driving.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

Turn hearts to us as we go by,
Salute those about to die,
Plead for them, the deep bell toll:
Their sacrifice must soon be whole.
"Battery Moving Up to a New Position from Rest Camp:Dawn" by Robert Nichols
Leucippe. But I would rather go when they
Sit round about and sing and play.
Then why so hurry me? for you
Like play and song, and shepherds too.
"Alciphron and Leucippe" by Walter Savage Landor
My life burnt fiercely always,
And fiercely will go out
With glad wild fighting ringed around.
But you will be above the ground
And darkness all about.
"To My Sister" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday -
You meet me and you say:
'Don't forget to see about the cattle - '
Among your earthiest words the angels stray.
"In Memory Of My Mother" by Patrick Kavanagh
"No need for Bones to hurry so!"
I sobbed. "In fact, I doubt
If it was worth his while to go -
And who is Tibbs, I'd like to know,
To make such work about?
"Phantasmagoria Canto VII ( Sad Souvenaunce )" by Lewis Carroll
The lights are shining dimly round about,
The Path is dark, I cannot see ahead;
And so I go as one perplexed with doubt,
Nor guessing where my footsteps may be led.
"Lines Written In Uncertainty" by Aubrey Vincent Beardsley

In news:

Everyone will go about 2.2 miles to Big Laurel Falls.
But there are ways to be eco-friendly was to go about doing it.
No, I think it's both about substance and style no matter what the debate is, and you don't know which it's going to be most about until it's over.
UCLA Bruins coach Jim Mora says his team 'can't go into the game intimidated' about about having to deal with Utah's standout defensive lineman Star Lotulelei.
"It's a little disappointing, but you try to go about your business and improve and get better and not let this affect you negatively at all," Tebow told the News.
As NHL free agency begins, the arrival of Kirk Muller has changed who the Hurricanes pursue and how they go about it.
But he noted his best movie experiences have always been shrouded in initial mystery : "Going to the theater and lights go down and seeing a movie that you don't know anything about," he said.
Traveling, observing and just going about my daily tasks.
I was going to write about hops, but I figured something about growlers would be better for the upcoming holiday.
And how do you go about optimizing it for ultra low power operation.
I'm passionate about a lot of things, and I think that's why I feel as excited about going to work and cooking now as I ever have.
Employees are concerned about how they're going to be able to pay for benefits if the increases keep going up each year.
How should we go about it.
Namely, the guys were going about it all wrong.
Law-abiding, protected citizens are simply, safely going about their business.
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In science:

In this section we go beyond the low energy limit, and try to say something about exact bosonic M theory.
Bosonic M Theory
Now we are going to show that the opposite assumption about the expansion on average leads to the ideologically close result – the existence of the absolutely continuous invariant measure.
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
Here we shortly say about an important generalization, that allows to go out of the framework of the thermodynamic limit which only leads to limiting Gibbs families.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Experimentally the results are different and about half the particles go into D1 .
Physics with exotic probability theory
We notice that the averages are quite small and decrease sensibly if we go to larger sizes, reducing themselves to about the half when we pass from a lattice to the next one.
Euler-Poincare' Characteristic and Phase Transition in the Potts Model
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