taking hold


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n taking hold the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
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  • 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
    “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
    “Take good hold of instruction and don't let her go, keep her for she is your life.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.”
  • Phillips Brooks
    “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.”


In literature:

But, persisting still, he telegraphed on the 28th that, if permitted, he would take Fort Henry and establish and hold a camp there.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Put your arm around me this way, and take hold of my hand.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Take hold here, young friend.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
It was so large and heavy that he had to take hold of it with both hands and his teeth.
"A Treasury of Eskimo Tales" by Clara Kern Bayliss
Truth can take hold of us.
"An Interpretation of Friends Worship" by N. Jean Toomer
How should he take hold of life now?
"The Arbiter" by Lady F. E. E. Bell
We Cyclopes take no account of gods, holding ourselves to be much better and stronger than they.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
When I think of my wasted years in college and of how I was always going to take hold of Psych.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
The dry bark will feed it, until it is strong enough to take hold of the wet wood.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I hope you will take hold of it energetically, and do it well.
"Rollo's Philosophy. [Air]" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

With all your gifts and talents rare,
You meekly take the servants place,
And guard the sheep with jealous care
And hold the lambs in your embrace.
"The Donation Visit" by David John Scott
And this, indeed, is life's best thing, —
To take sweet gifts from Thee!
If Thou some dark, sealed bud shouldst bring,
It must hold light for me.
"A Heart's Prayer" by Lucy Larcom
I hold him great who, for Love's sake,
Can give with generous, earnest will;
Yet he who takes for Love's sweet sake
I think I hold more generous still.
"Maximus" by Adelaide Anne Procter
Ah, love me till I die, I shall not know.
Being dead, what other love you give or take.
So love me till I die: my quiet heart,
Holding that dream, will never ask to wake.
"Tristan Wounded" by Ethel Clifford
POLONIA. Oh, hold thy bloody hand!
Though love be dead, let Christian faith command.
My honour take; but, oh, my poor life spare,
That suppliant at thy feet pours out its humble prayer.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
(PAUDEEN goes to the bin and opens it.) PAUDEEN
It's empty, and it will take some filling.
It's empty, and you could put more than a capful in it.
It's empty, and it will hold an apronful.
"The Miracle Of The Corn" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Chinatown energy takes hold in Wheaton.
He said he imagined being a child holding a balloon and taking off.
NORTHFORD, Conn.— Notifier by Honeywell is among those who believe that BIM or building information modeling is likely to take hold in a big way in the fire alarm market.
At over 70- feet tall, it would take three adults holding hands to wrap around its girth.
Angry Citigroup investors– whose holdings have fallen 95% in value since 2008- won't take it anymore.
Anti-abortion protestors hold signs and crosses aloft while taking part in the "National Life Chain" event in October, 2010.
The Utes could take little comfort in holding Damian Lillard under his average.
Unseasonably warm weather takes hold for Thanksgiving.
Step into your local grocery store and you may start seeing the signs that a new era in retail food marketing is taking hold.
Hank Bruder (right) and Charles "Buckets" Goldenberg take some time out from Packers training camp in 1933 to hold a wrestling match.
Republicans hold on to 39th , but Democrat DelBene takes 1st District.
Bath' salts ban taking hold.
But a culture change is slowly taking hold.
Medical Lake takes a 24-0 lead and holds off Mac-Hi in the second half for the non-league football victory.
Contemporary designs taking hold in communities around Lake Tahoe.

In science:

It is easy to check that tmax (y) ∼ y always holds, so we have that inf(y , u) takes its maximum for fixed y < 0 at u = tmax (y).
Deterministic Random Walks on the Integers
Indeed, P is simply a modification of eP that sometimes “holds” instead of taking the transition that eP proposes.
Nonparametric Bayesian Classification
Then by taking an appropriate cyclic shift C ′ of C , it holds that P −1C ′P is a reduced closed path in G starting at x.
A characterization of finitely generated reflection subgroups of Coxeter groups orthogonal to a reflection
We conjecture that a version of (1.19) also holds in the CM, when the degrees satisfy appropriate conditions that would take the place of (C1)–(C3).
Universality for the distance in finite variance random graphs: Extended version
More generally, the decomposition (1.3) still holds for a Riemannian symmetric pair (G, K ) by taking A ≃ Tk (G/K : compact type) or A ≃ Rk (G/K : non-compact type) where k = rank G/K .
A generalized Cartan decomposition for the double coset space U(n_1) x U(n_2) x U(n_3)) U(n) / U(p) x U(q)