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Chemists take, in our present controversy,
With a two foot rule in his hand measuring something for granted, which they ought to my walls, he took the dimensions of the room, prove. Boyle.
Swift. I took your weak excuses. Dryden. 52. To withdraw.. 43. To receive with fondness.
Honeycomb, on the verge of threescore, took I lov'd you still, and
me aside, and asked me, whether I would advise Took you into my bosom.
Spectator. 40. To carry out for use.
53. To scize with a transitory impulse ; He commanded them that they should take to affect so as not to last. nothing for their journey, save a staff. Mark. Tiberius, noted for his niggardly temper, only 47. To suppose ; to receive in thoughts gave his attendants their dict; but once he was to entertain in opinion.
taken with a fic of generosity, and divided them This I take it into three classes.
Arbutbrot. Is the main motive of our preparations. Si aksp. 54. To comprise ; to comprehend.
The spirits that are in all tangible bodies are We always take the account of a future state scarre known : sometimes they take them for into our schemes about the concerns of this vacuum, wkereas they are the most active of world.
Bacon. Had those who would persuade us that there He took himself to have deserved as much as are innate principles not taken them together in any man, in contributing more, and appearing gross, but considered separately the parts, they sooner, in their first approach towards rebellion. would not have been so forward to believe they Clarendon. were innate.
Loate. Is a man unfortunate in marriage? Still ic is 55. To have recourge to. because he was deceived; and so took that for
A sparrow took a bush just as an eagle made a virtue and affection which was nothing but vice stoop at an hare.
L'Estrange, in a disguise.
Soutb. The cat presently takes a tree, and sees the Depraved appetites cause us often to take that
poor fox torn to pieces.
L'Estrange. for true imitation of nature which has no re• 56. To produce ; to suffer to be prosemblance of it.
duced. So soft his tresses, fill'd with trickling pearl, You'd doube his sex, and take him for a girl. Tate.
No purposes whatspever which are meant for
the good of that land will prosper, or take good Time is taken for so much of infinite duration
effect. as is measured out by the great bodies of the
Locke. 57. To catch in the mind. They who would advance in knowledge should These do best who take material hints to be lay down this as a fundamental rule, not to take
judged by history.
Locks, words for things.
Locke. 38. To hire ; to rent. Few will take a proposition which amounts to If three ladies like a luckless play,. no more than this, that God is pleased with the Take the whole house upon the poet's day. doing of what he himself commands, for an inDate moral principle, since it teaches so little. 59. To engage in; to be active in.
Locke. Question your royal choughts, make the case Some cories will take you for a whig, some
yours; whigs will take you for a tory. Pope. Be now the father, and propose a son;
As I take it, the two principal branches of Bebold yourself so by a son disdain'd; preaching are, to tell the people what is their And then imagine me taking your part, duty, and then to convince them that it is so. And in your pow'r so silencing your son. Sbaks.
Swift. 60. To incur; to receive as it happens. 48. To separate for one's self from any
In streams, my boy, and rivers take thy quantity; to remove for one's self from
chance; any place.
There swims, said he, thy whole inheritance. I will take of them for priests. Isaiah.
Addison, Hath God assayed to take a nation from the
Now take your turn; and, as a brother shou'd, midst of another?
Attend your brother to the Stygian flood. I might have taken her to me to wife. Genesis.
Dryden. Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for 61. To admit in copulation. God took him.
Genesis, Five hundred asses yearly took the horse, Four heifers from his female store he took. Producing mules of greater speed and force. Dryden.
Sandy 49. Not to leave ; not to omit.
62. To catch eagerly. The discourse here is about ideas, which he Drançes took the word; who grudg'd, long says are real things, and we see in God: in tako ing this along with me, to make it prove any The rising glories of the Daunian prince. Dryd. thing to his purpose, the argument must stand 63. To use as an oath or expression. thus.
Thou shalt not take the naine of the Lord in Young gentlemen ought not only to take vain.
Exodus. along with them a clear idea of the antiquities 64. To seize as a disease. on medals and figures, but likewise to exercise They that come abroad after these showers, their arithmetick is reducing the sums of
are commonly saten with sickness. Bacon. money to those of their own country.
I am taken on the sudden with a swimming in Arbutbnot.
Dryden. so. To receive payments.
65. TO TAKE away. To deprive of. Never a wife leads a better life than she does;
If any take away from the book of this prodo what she will, tuke all, pay all. Sbakspears. phecy, God shall take away his part out of the 51. To obtain by mensuration.
book of life.
Revelation, The knight coming to the caylor's to take The bill for taking away the votes of bishops measure of his gown, perceivęth the like gown was called a bill for taking away all cemporai jugioch lying there. Camden, risdiction.
Many dispersed objects breed confusion, and 17. T. TAKE in. To lessen; to contract: tube a-vay from the picture that grave majesty as, be took in bis sails. which gives beauty to the piece: Dryden. You should be hunted like a beast of prey;
78. T. TAKE in. To cheat; to gull : as, By your own law I take your life away. Dryden.
the cunning ones were taken in. A low The fun'ral pomp which to your kings you vulgar phrase.
79. TO TAKE in hand. To undertake. Is all I want, and all you take arvav. Dryden. Till there were a perfect reformation, noe
One who gives another any thing has not al thing would prosper that they took in band. ways a right to take it away again. Locke.
Clarendon. Not foes nor fortune take this pow'r away, 80. T. TAKE in. To comprise; to com. And is my Abelaru less kind than they? Pope.
prehend. 66. To Take away. To set aside; to re These heads are sufficient for the explication move.
of this whole matter; taking in some additional If we take away consciousness of pleasure and discourses, which make the work more even. pain, it will be hard to know wherein to place
Burnet. personal identity.
Locke. This love of our country takes in our families, 67. TO TAKE care. To be careful; to be friends, and acquaintance.
Addison. solicitous for; to superintend.
The disuse of the tucker has enlarged the Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth
neck of a fine woman, that at present it takes ir out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
almost half the body.
Addison, 1 Corintbians.
Of these matters no satisfactory account can 68. To TAKE care. To be cautious; to
be given by any mechanical hypothesis, without be vigilant.
taking in the superintendence of the great Crea
Derbam. 69. TO TAKE course. To have recourse to 81. T. Take in. To admit. measures.
An opinion brought into his head by course, They meant to take a course to deal with par because he heard himself called a father, rather ticulars by reconcilements, and cared not for any than any kindness that he found in his own head. Bacon. heart, made him toke us in.
Sidney. The violence of storming is the course which A great vessel full being drawn into bottles, God is forced to take for the destroying, but can and then the liquor put again into the vessel, nut, without changing the course of nature, for will not fill the vessel again so full as it was, but the converting, of sinners. Hammond. that it may take in more.
Bacon. 70. T. TAKE down. To crush ; to re Porter was taken in not only as a bed-chamber duce; to suppress.
servant, but as an useful instrument for his skill Do you think he is now so dangerous an enemy
in the Spanish.
Wottoa. as he is counted, or that it is so hard to take him Let fortune empty her whole quiver on me, down as some suppose ?
I have a soul, that, like an ample shield, Take dozun their mettle, keep them lean and Can take in all; and verge enough for more. bare. Tryden.
Dryden. Lacqueys were never so saucy and pragmatical
The sight and touch take in from the same as now, and he should be glad to see them taken
object different ideas.
There is the same irregularity in my planta71. T. TAKE down. To swallow; to take
tions: I take in none that do not naturally reby the mouth.
joice in the soil.
Spectator. 'We cannot take doren the lives of living 82. To Take in. To win by conquest. creatures, which some of the Paraceisians say, if He sent Asan-aga with the janizaries, and they could be taken dann, would make us im pieces of great ordnance, to take in the other mortal: the next for subuilty of operation, to
cities of Tunis.
Knolles. take bodies putrefied, such as may be easily Should a great beauty resolve to take me in taken.
Bacon. with the artillery of her eyes, it would be as 72. 70 TAKE from. To derogate; to de. vain as for a thief to set upon a new-robbed pase
Open places are easily taken in, and towns not It takes not from you, that you were born with
strongly fortified make but a weak resistance. principles of generosity; but it adds to you, that
Fritan. you have cultivated nature.
83. T. TAKE in. To receive locally: 73. To Take from. To deprive of.
We went before, and sailed unto Assos, there Conversation will add to their knowledge, but
intending to take in Paul.
Ads. be too apt to take from their virtue. Lke.
That which men take in by education is next Gentle gods, take my breath from me. Shiks.
to that which is natural.
Tillotsor. I will smite thee, and take thine hudfiam
As no acid is in an animal body but must be thee.
taken in by the niouth, so if it is not subdued it 74. T. TAKE beed. To be cautious; to
may get into the blood. beware.
8.4. TO TAKE in. To receive mentally. Takedood of a mischievous man. Euclesiasticus.
Though a created understanding can never Tal: boodlest passion
take in the fulness of the divine excellencies, yet Swar thy jud went to do aught. Bilton. so much as it can receive is of greater value Children to serve their pare'ts' int'rest live: than any other object.
Hele. Tukebox what doom againse yourself you give. The idea of extension joins itself so inse
parably with all visible qualities, that it suffers 75. TO TAKE need to. To attend.
to see no one without taking in impressions of Nothing sweeter than to have
into the extension too. commandine. *s of the Lord. Eu ásiastias It is not in the power of the most enlarged 76. To Tenim locuclose.
unlerstanding to frame one new simple idea in Upon the seast as paties of !! that th: mind, noi tulen in by the ways aforemen: would
*A man can never have taken in his full mea He perceiving that we were willing to say sure of knowledge before he is hurried off the somewhat, in great courtesy took us of; and constage. · Addison, descended to ask us questions.
Bucon. Let him tałe in the instructions you give Your present disteinper is not so troublesome, him, in a way suited to his natural inclination. as to take you off from all satisfaction. Wake.
Watts. There is nothing more resty and ungovernable Some genius can take in a long train of pro than our thoughts: they will not be directed positions.
Watts. what objects to pursue, nor be taken off from 85. T. TAKE notice. To observe.
those they have once fixed on; but run away 86. TO TAKE notice. To show by any
with a man in pursuit of those idcas they have act that observation is made.
in view, let hin do what he can. Locke. Some laws restrained the extravagant power
Keep foreign ideas from taking of our mind from its present pursuit.
Locke. of the nobility, the diminution whereof they took very heavily, though at that time they took
He has taken you off, hy a peculiar instance of little notice of it.
his mercy, from the vanities and cemptations of Clarendon, the world.
Wake. 87. To Take oath. To swear. The king of Babylon is come to Jerusalem, 90. TO TAKE 01 To swallow.
Were the pleasure of drinking accompanied, and hath taken of the king's seed, and of him
the moment a man takes off his glass, with that taken an oath.
sick stomach which, in some men, follows not We take all oath of secrecy, for the concealing of those inventions which we think fit to keep
many hours after, no body would ever let wine touch his lips.
Bacon. 88. To Take off. To invalidate ; to de- 91. TO TAKE off. To purchase.
Corn, in plenty, the labourer will have at his stroy; to remove. When it is imme
own rate, else he 'll not take it of the farm o's diately followed by from, without an
hands for wages:
Locke. accusative, it may be considered either The Spaniards having no commodities that as elliptically suppressing the accusative,
we will take off, above the value of one hundred or as being neutral.
thousand pounds per annunt, cannot pay us.
Lockr. You must forsake this room, and go with us;
There is a project on foot for transporting Your power and your command is taken off, And Cassio rules in Cyprus.
our best wheaten straw to Dunstable, and
obliging us to tače of yearly so many ton of
straw hats. Took off her life. Shakspeare.
Swift. If the heads of the tribes can be taken off; 92. !! Take off. To copy. and the misled multitude return to their obe
Tizke of all their models in wood. Addison, dience, such an extent of mercy is honourable. 93. TO TAKE 01f. To find place for.
. The multiplying of nobility brings a state to Sena loseth its windiness by decocting; and necessity; and, in like manner, when m re are subtile or windy spirits are taken of by incension
bred scholars than prefcrments can take ojf. or evaporation. Bacon,
Bacan. To stop schisms, take off the principal authors 94. T, TAKE off. To remove. by winning and advancing them, rather than en When Moses went in, he took the veil off until rage them by violence. Bacon. he came out.
Exodus, What takeib off the objection is, that in judging If any would reign and take up all the time, scandal we are to look to the cause whence it let him take them off', and bring others on. cometh. Bishop Sanderson.
Bacon. The promises, the terrors, or the authority of 95. T. TAKE order with. To check; to the commander, must be the topick whence that take course with. argument is drawn; and all force of these is
Though he would have turned his teeth upon taken of be this doctrine.
Hammond. It will not be unwelcome to these worthies,
Spain, yet he was taken order with before it came to that.
Bacon. who endeavour the advancement of learning, as being likely to find a clear progression when so
96. T. TAKE out. To remove from within many untruths are taken off.
any place. This takes not of the force of our former evi
Griefs are green; dence.
And all thy friends which thou must make thy If the mark, by hindering its exportation,
friends makes it less valuable, the melting-pot can easily
Have but their stings and teeth newly ta'en out. Locke.
Shakspeare. A man's understanding failing him, would 97. T. TAKE part. To share, take-off that presumption most men have of Take part in rejoicing for the victory over the themselves. Locke. Turks.
Pope. It shews virtue in the fairest light, and takes 98. To Take place. To prevail; to have off from the deformity of vice. Addison.
effect. When we would take off from the reputation Where arms take place, all other pleas are of an action, we ascribe it to vain-glory. Addison.
vain; This tades off from the elegance of our tongue, Love taught me force, and force shall love mainbut expresses our ideas in the readiest manner.
The debt a man owes his father takes place, The justices decreed, to take of a halfpenny in
and gives the father a right to inherit. Locks. a quart from the price of ale.
Το TAKE How many lives have been lost in hot blood,
up. To borrow upon credit and how many likely to be taken off in cold!
or interest. Blount.
The smooth pates now wear nothing but high Favourable names are put upon ill ideas, to
shoes; and if a man is through with them in Watts. honest taking up, they stand upon security.
Sirukspiar, 89, To Take nf. To withhold ; to with We take up corn for them, that we mavest
take it off
take off the odium.
She to the merchant goes,
a marshal will, whom they know to have power Rich crystals of the rock she takes up thero, of life and death.
Spezser. Huge agat vases, and old china ware. Dryden. I was taken up for laying them down. Sbaksp. I have anticipated already, and taken up from
You have taken up; Boccace before I come to him.
Under the counterfeited zeal of God, Men, for want of due payment, are forced to The subjects of his substitute. Sbakspeare, take up the necessaries of life at almost double 107. To Take up. To admit. value.
Swift. The ancients took up experiments upon credit, 100. T. TAKS up. To be ready for; to and did build great maciers upon them. Becen,
108. To TAKE up. To answer by repror. French,
ing ; to reprimand. And one against Glendower; perforce, a third One of his relations took him up roundly, for Must take up us.
Sbalapears. stooping so much below the dignity of his pro101. TO TAKE up. To apply to the use
109. To TAKE up. To begin where the We took up arms, not to revenge ourselves,
former left off. But free the coinmonwealth.
Addison. • The plot is purely fiction; for I take it up 102. To Take up. To begin.
where the history has laid it down. Drzdes. They shall take up a lamentation for me.
Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wond'rous tale,
And nightly to the list'ning carth the accounts of judgment and merit, they niost
Repeats the story of her birth. Spectator times lay down out of humour. South. 110. TO TAKE up. To lift, 183. 70 TAKE up. To fasten with a
up these cloachs here quickly:.
Where's the cowlstaff? ligature passed under. A term of
The least things are taken up by the thumb
and forefinger: when we would take up a greater A larve vessel opened by incision must be taken wy before you proceed.
quantity, we would use the thumb and all the Sbarp.
Ray. 104. TO TAKE up. To engross; to en Milo took up a calf daily on his shoulders
and at last arrived at fumness to bear the bul. Over-much anxiety in morldly things tebes
Watts. the mind, hardly admitting so much as a thought in. To TAKE up. To occupy locally. of heaven.
Duppa. The people by such thick throngs swarmed to Take my esteem:
the place, that the chambers which opened toIf from my heart you ask or hope for more, wards the scaffold were taken up. Harvard. I grieve the place is taken up before. Dryden. All vicious enormous practices are regularly
I intended to have left the stage, to which my consequent, where the other hath taken up the genius never much inclined me, for a work lodging.
Hammond which would have taken up my life in the per Committees, for the convenience of the com. formance. Dryden. mon-council who took up the Guildhall
, sat in To understand fully his particular calling in Groceri-hall.
Clirensiero the commonwealth, and religion, which is his When my concernment takes up no more calling, as he is a man, takes up his whole time. room than myself, then, so long
Locke. where to breathe, I know also where to be Every one knows that mines alone furnish
happy. these : but with al, countries stored with mines These things being compared, sotwithstandare poor; the digging and refining of these metals ing the room that mountains take up on the sky tukirig up the labour, and wasting the number of Lund, ilere would be at least eighi oceans rethe people.
Locke. quired. We were so confident of success, that most of When these waters were annihilated, so much my fellow-soldiers were taken up with the same other matter must be created to wke up their imaginations.
Addison. places. The following letter is from an artist, now Princes were so takso vp with wars, that few taken up with this invention.
Addisen. could write or read besides those of the long There is so much time taken up in the cerc robes.
Toote mony, that before they enter on their subject The buildings about took up the whole space. the dialeguc is half ended.
Addison. The ai irs of religion and war took up Cona 112. To Take up. To manage in the stantine so much, that he had not line to think of trade.
place of another. When the compass of twelve bouks is taken
I have his horse to take up the quarrel
Sbakspeare. up in these, the reader will wonder by what methods our author could prevent being tedious.
The greatest empires have had their rise from
the pretence of taking up quarrels, or keepisi
L'Estrang 305. TO Taxe up. To have final re
113. T. TAKE up. To comprise. Course to,
I prefer in our countryman the noble poem Arnobius asserts, that men of the finest parts
of Palemon and Arcite, which is perhaps 108 and caring, rhetoricians, lawyers, physicians,
much inferior to the Ilias, only it takes up sesen despising the sentiments they had once been
years. fond of, took isp their rest in the christian religion.
114. TO TAKE up. To adopt; to assunte. 106. TO TAKE up. To seize ; to catch;
God's decrees of salvation and damnation bure
been taken up by some of the Romish and reto arrest.
formed churches, affixing them to men's palThough the sheriff have this authority to take ticular entities, absolutely considered, we all sich stragglers, and imprison them, yet haline not work that is in their hearts that The command in war is given to the suronics.io
as I know
or to the bravest ; and in peace, taken up and cation. I have expanded this word to a exercised by the boldest.
Temple. wide diffusion, which, I think, is all that Assurance is properly that confidence which
could be done. a man takes up of the pardon of his sins, upon T. TAKE. v. 12. such grounds as the scripture lays down. South. The French and we still change; but here's
1. To direct the course ; to have a ten. the curse,
dency to. They change for better, and we change for The inclination to goodness, if it issue not
towards men, it will take unto other thin s. They take up our old trade of conquering,
Bacon. And we are taking theirs, to dance and sing. The king began to be troubled with the gout;
Dryden. but the defuxion taking also into his breast, He that will observe the conclusions men take wasted his lungs.
Bacon, sip, must be satisfied they are not all rational. All men being alarmed with it, and in dread
Locke. ful suspense of the event, some sook towards the Celibacy, in the church of Rome, was com park.
Dryden. monly forced, and taken up under a bold vow. To shun thy lawless lust, the dying bride,
Atterbury: Unwary, took along the river's side. Dryden. Lewis Baboon had taken up the trade of 2. To please ; to gain reception. clothier, without serving his time. Arbuthnot.
An apple of Sodom, though it may entertain Every man takes up those interests in which
the eye with a forid white and red, yet fills the his humour engages him.
hand with stench and foulness: fair in look and If those proceedings were observed, morality
rotten at heart, as the gayest and most taking and religion would soon become fashionable
South. court virtues, and be taken up as the only me. Words and thoughts, which cannot be changed thods to get or keep employments. Swift. but for the worse, must of necessity escape the Take up no more than you by worth may transient view upon the theatre; and yet without claim,
these a play may take.
Dryden. Lest soon you prove a bankrupt in your fame. Each wit may praise it for his own dear saker
Young. And hint he writ it, if the thing should take. $15. TO TAKE up. To collect; to exact
Addison. a tax.
The work may be well performed, but will This great bassa was born in a poor country
never take if it is not set off with proper scenes. village, and in his childhood caken from his
Addison, christian parents by such as teke up the tribute May the man grow wittier and wiser by find children.
Knolls. ing that this stuff will not take nor please! and
since by a little smatcering in learning, and great 116. TO TAKE upon. To appropriate to; conceit of himself, he has lost his religion, may to assume ; to admit to be imputed to. he find it again by harder study and an hunia If I had no more wit than he, to take a fault bler mind!
Bentley. upon me that he did, he had been hang'd for 't. 3. To have the intended or natural effect.
Shakspeare. In impressions from mind to mind, the im. He took not on him the nature of angels, but pression taketh, but is overcome by the mind the seed of Abraham.
Hebrews. passive before it work any manifest effect. For confederates, I will not take upon me the
Bacon, knowledge how the princes of Europe, at this The clods, expos'd to winter winds, will bake; day, stand affected towards Spain. Bocon. For putrid earth will best in vineyards take. Would I could your suff'rings bear;
Dryden. Or once again could some new way invent, 4. To catch; to fix. To take upon myself your punishment! Dryden. When filame taketb and openeth, it giveth a She loves me, ev'n to suffer for my sake';
noise. And on herself would my refusal take. Dryden. s. To TAKE after. To learn of; to re117. To T A KE upon. To assume; to claim
semble ; to imitate. authority. The sense sometimes ap
Beasts, that converse proaches to neutral.
With man, take after him, as hogs These dangerous unsafe lunes i' th' king! be Get pigs all th' year, and bitches dogs. shrew them :
Hudibror. He must be told on 't, and he shall; the office We cannot buc think that he has taken after, Becomes a woman best: I'll take't upon me. a good pattern:
Atterbury: Sbakspeare. 6. TO TAKE in with. To resort to. Look that you take upon you as you should. Men once placed take in with the contrary
Sbakspeare. faction to that by which they enter. Bacona This every translator taketh upon himself to do.
7. To TAKE on. To be violently affected.
Your husband is in his old tunes again; he so The parliament took upon them to call an as
takes on yonder with my husband, that any madsembly of divines, to settle some church con
ness I ever yet beheld seemed but tameness to troversies, of which many were unfit to judge.
In horses, the smell of a dead horse maketh 118. This verb, like prendre in French, is them fly away, and take on as if they were mad. used with endless multiplicity of re
Bacon. lations. Its uses are so numerous, that 8. T. Take on. To claim a character. they cannot easily be exemplified ; and I take not on me here as a physician: its references to the words governed by
Nor do I, as an enemy to peace, it so general and lax, that they can
Troop in the throngs of military men:
But rather hardly be explained by any succedane. To purge th' obstructions, which begin to stop ous terms. But commonly that is hard Our very veins of life.
Sbakspeare. est to explain which least wants expli. 9. TO TAKE on. To grieve; to pine.