GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to fall on and grasp; to take hold on; to take possession of suddenly and forcibly.
“But that doesn’t entitle a humble, ordinary man to seize on outmoded elitisms.””
“When suddenly it seemed that these might become real, they were bound to seize on that hope and to gloss over any flaws in the evidence-not even aware that they were doing so.”
“* In some instances servants or tenants have been known to seize on portions of land for their own use ” in others the country municipalities exacted as the price of a certificate of civism,”
“The centinel had communicated his discovery to some of his comrades, who, without virtue or courage sufficient to quit the service of the Baron, were desirous of obtaining his favour and failed not to seize on an opportunity so flattering as the present, to accomplish their purpose they communicated to their Chief the intelligence they had received.”
“Old Square Toes and his audacious partner were the first to seize on this new opportunity, sending cargoes of flour to Spanish posts in New Orleans and Puerto Rico; still other ventures, in conformance with Spanish trade regulations, went all the way to Cádiz before being transshipped back to Havana.”
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