take hold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take hold have or hold in one's hands or grip "Hold this bowl for a moment, please","A crazy idea took hold of him"
    • v take hold assume control
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Quotations

  • Jerry Gillies
    Jerry Gillies
    “It takes a lot more energy to fail than to succeed, since it takes a lot of concentrated energy to hold on to beliefs that don't work.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up. If it don't go up, don't buy it.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas%20Jefferson
    “Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.”
  • Phillips Brooks
    Phillips%20Brooks
    “To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.”

Usage

In literature:

He told me to take hold of him, but this I refused to do.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Next take hold of the legs with the fingers and gently twist them out of joint at the junction of the tibia and femur.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
When he takes hold he holds on.
"Problems of Expansion" by Whitelaw Reid
I will not have him wakened again and evil things, it may be, waiting to take hold of him!
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
All you need to do is to take hold, and I'll back you at any odds.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
After they take hold of anything, they hate to let go.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Or, let us take hold of one another, you of me, and I of you.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
The nature which compels me to believe in the Infinite must supply me some object upon which my belief can take hold.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Where Massa young sailor hand, take hold?
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
William and his sister were enraged, the more because John had said nothing they could take hold of, or even repeat.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
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In poetry:

To think men cannot take you, Sweet,
And enfold you,
Ay, and hold you,
And so keep you what they make you, Sweet!
"A Pretty Woman" by Robert Browning
Look here, and hold thy peace:
The Giver of all good
E'en from the womb takes no release
From suffering, tears, and blood.
"The Circumcision Of Christ" by John Keble
The moon's a gong, hung in the wild,
Whose song the fays hold dear.
Of course you do not hear it, child.
It takes a FAIRY ear.
"What The Gray-Winged Fairy Said" by Vachel Lindsay
Don't mind how troubles bristle,
Jest take a rose or thistle.
Hold your own
An' change your tone
An' whistle, whistle, whistle!
"Just Whistle" by Frank Lebby Stanton
Past the dragon coiled in slumber,
Steal, and filch his guarded gold,
Taking all your hands may hold
And your hasty glances number.
"Don Juan Sings" by Clark Ashton Smith
Thou hast my promise, hold it fast,
The trying hour will soon be past;
Rejoice, for lo! I quickly come,
To take thee to my heav'nly home.
"Philadelphia" by John Newton

In news:

New aldermen will take office The Vermillion City Council will hold its regular meeting at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 5 in the Al Neuharth Media Center.
Bath' salts ban taking hold .
Restoration is taking a hold in China.
"Liberal Arts" has lessons in taking hold and letting go.
Church and its accepting environment taking hold .
Is a movement taking hold .
"We are gaining confidence that a recovery is taking hold following good news in recent weeks," JPMorgan North America Equity Research noted in its latest monthly business jet update, released yesterday.
Muslim law taking hold in parts of U.S.
Drayson Racing's "green" message taking hold at Petit Le Mans.
'Smart Growth' Taking Hold in US Cities, Study Says.
Economic recovery taking hold in Southwest Michigan, but jobs growth lagging.
SarbOx Software Not Taking Hold .
Efforts to impose order ' taking hold '.
Health care law's innovations taking hold , panelists say.
An ancient grain takes hold in Southern Idaho.
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In science:

It can be proved by taking an order on Γ that {u ∈ A | u is invertible in (A, ·)} = ( [~α∈Γ The same statement holds for A′ .
Central Simple Poisson Algebras
Indeed, if Equation (6) holds, we get some a ∈ A for every pair a′ , b′ , and we may take the a for which d(a, b) is minimal: it satisfies the required condition.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Since L and I take positive values, the same holds for I and ˜I.
Large deviations for Brownian motion in a random scenery
Taking into account that inequality (2) should hold for arbitrary functions gσ , one can derive positivity bounds on the GPD H .
Virtual Compton scattering in the generalized Bjorken region and positivity bounds on generalized parton distributions
This general excursion decomposition of B br implies that various results known for Bessel bridges hold also in the present general setting, and we take this for granted without further comment.
Two recursive decompositions of Brownian bridge
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