But a new crop of famous-from-birth models are trying to make it on their own…and they deserve to be taken seriously.
He'd taken the bullet low in the spine, and he'd not have another erection in this life.
Now, more than ever, the subject of memory has taken on a new urgency.
She was taken into custody and booked by police, including fingerprints and a mug shot.
taken out of context, the statement offended small-business owners everywhere—many calling it “insulting” and “rude.”
For a moment there was silence, for the joke had taken a tragic turn.
Why wast thou, so richly gifted of the gods, to be taken from us in thy youth?
This would mean "the genius of Bhubanmohini" if that be taken as the author's name.
He'd just taken it off the ticker when we found him in Fouts's place there.
I have taken this case of the schools as a case casual but concrete.
late Old English tacan, from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Old Norse taka "take, grasp, lay hold," past tense tok, past participle tekinn; Swedish ta, past participle tagit), from Proto-Germanic *tækanan (cf. Middle Low German tacken, Middle Dutch taken, Gothic tekan "to touch"), of uncertain origin, perhaps originally meaning "to touch."
Gradually replaced Middle English nimen as the verb for "to take," from Old English niman, from the usual West Germanic *nem- root (cf. German nehmen, Dutch nemen; see nimble). OED calls it "one of the elemental words of the language;" take up alone has 55 varieties of meaning in that dictionary's 2nd print edition. Basic sense is "to lay hold of," which evolved to "accept, receive" (as in take my advice) c.1200; "absorb" (she can take a punch) c.1200; "to choose, select" (take the long way home) late 13c.; "to make, obtain" (take a shower) late 14c.; "to become affected by" (take sick) c.1300.
Take five is 1929, from the approximate time it takes to smoke a cigarette. Take it easy first recorded 1880; take the plunge "act decisively" is from 1876; take the rap "accept (undeserved) punishment" is from 1930. Phrase take it or leave it is recorded from 1897.
1650s, "that which is taken in payment," from take (v.). Sense of "money taken in" by a single performance, etc., is from 1931. Movie-making sense is recorded from 1927. Criminal sense of "money acquired by theft" is from 1888. The verb sense of "to cheat, defraud" is from 1920. On the take "amenable to bribery" is from 1930.
To accept something submissively (1860s+)
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