take heart


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take heart gain courage
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Haggis, the national dish of Scotland: take the heart, liver, lungs, and small intestine of a calf or sheep, boil them in the stomach of the animal, season with salt, pepper and onions, add suet and oatmeal.
    • Take heart to be encouraged
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Nature is full of freaks, and now puts an old head on young shoulders, and then takes a young heart heating under fourscore winters.”
  • Lee Haney
    Lee Haney
    “It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.”
  • Confucius
    “A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.”
  • Ouida
    “Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.”
  • Sir Arthur Kent
    Sir Arthur Kent
    “The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but by what takes place in our hearts.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heorte; Dut. hart, Ger. herz; cog. with L. cor, cordis, Gr. kardia.


In literature:

Look here, mother, don't take my grumbling to heart.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Madeline and Mrs. Lenox were simple-hearted enough to take his plea at its true value, and not misunderstand his motives.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
Take heart, O my soul!
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
But take heart,' and the tone grew still more solemn, still more penetrating.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
But we may take heart.
"The Pursuit of God" by A. W. Tozer
Jack stood petrified, his heart in his mouth, unable to take a step forward or back.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
Take heart, my precious.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
He takes all hearts by storm.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
I prefer this sort of work because it takes me into the heart of nature.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
Death (to take Bichat's division) will begin at the heart itself, and you will die conscious.
"Spare Hours" by John Brown

In poetry:

"O take me then to the aisle of the tower,
And my fears you shall not see;
My heart shall be still in the midnight aisle
If I may but watch with thee;
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman
God's life! the blood of the Earth is mine!
And the mood of the Earth I'll take,
And brim my soul with her wonderful wine,
And sing till my heart doth break!
"The Mood O’ The Earth" by Madison Julius Cawein
Such as I have, I give. See, for your taking
Tired hands are here, and feet grown dark with dust.
Here's a lost hope, and here a heart whose aching
Grows greater than its trust.
"To Timarion" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
Take comfort, dear, the "little while" is brief,
It is His love sends pain to thee or me,
We gather fruit of peace from blossomed grief
And where our treasure is our hearts shall be
"To My Friend" by Nora Pembroke
Never again shall hope with her awaken,
For all hope buried in one small grave lies,
But her heart longs that he who has forsaken
Should look once more with kindness in her eyes
And take her poor forgiveness ere she dies
"Forsaken" by Nora Pembroke
Below them in the village stay honest toil and truth,—
They rest there who adventured the road of love and youth.
Smile out, old hearts, when once again two take the path you know,
And, hand in hand, at twilight the little lovers go.
"Twilight" by Theodosia Garrison

In news:

Take Heart , Einstein: 'Earth-Shattering' Science Is Relatively Rare.
Couples take heart in O'Malley decision on gay marriage.
Take heart , John Stuarts of the hvacr world.
Medtronic Foundation, Take Heart Minnesota Initiative Hopes to Increase SCA Survival.
Mainers Should Take Heart .
Eyeing '12, Democrats in Arizona take heart from recall.
PUBLISHER'S NOTEBOOK: A campaign we all should take to heart .
Love stories to take to heart .
Tensions high as inspectors take crackdown to heart of the walking horse industry (with video).
Love stories to take to heart.
And Eastwood must have remembered it too, because his new western, " Unforgiven ," is the kind of movie you make when you start to take this kind of praise to heart.
It just takes a certain amount of swagger to let a band like Heart be your opener, knowing that they could blow you away on any given night.
New research adds to the evidence that taking vitamin E can reduce the risk of heart disease.
God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best.
I'm speaking this Sunday about the Heart of Christianity taking inspiration from Marcus Borg's book of the same name.

In science:

A great variety of periodic processes, ranging from reoccurrence of economic crisis to beating of the human heart, takes place in such a way that external energy is supplied to the system over a part of the period and dissipated within the system in another part of the period.
One-way coupled Van der Pol system
However, it is not possible to take into account under the diffusion approximation the interference phenomena which are at the heart of Anderson localization.
Modes of Random Lasers
The science chamber (Fig. 1 and 2), represents the heart of our vacuum apparatus since this is where the experiments take place.
An apparatus for immersing trapped ions into an ultracold gas of neutral atoms
Landau died in 1938 from a heart attack, but his wife wrote a letter of introduction for Erich to take to Landau’s G¨ottingen colleague Richard Courant who was now in New York developing what became the Courant Institute.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
So, let us take a look at the first step, which lies at the heart of the phase reconstruction problem.
A Glimpse at Mathematical Diffraction Theory