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  • v. To break under sudden pressure of violent wind.

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  • v. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state


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  • Gleaning is, however, allowed only in broad daylight, that no dishonest persons may carry away entire sheaves.

    Jean Francois Millet

  • This passage also clearly teaches what was the design of this anxious choice of his sepulcher, namely, that it might be a seal of redemption: for after he has asserted that God was faithful, and would, in his own time, grant what he had promised, he immediately adjures his brethren to carry away his bones.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Mistral's poem has, after all, scarcely any more real local color; the rustic life of the two poems is similar, allowing for geographical differences, and we carry away quite as real a picture of Hermann's home and the fields about it as of the Mas of Meste Ramoun.

    Frederic Mistral

  • We may have a branch school on the S.W. of Curtis Island, on the east coast of Queensland, healthy, watered, wooded, with anchorage, about 25° S. latitude, a fair wind to and from some of the islands; to which place I could rapidly carry away sick persons.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • Perhaps there will be some who will carry away a kindlier impression of me than they came with.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Kyria Drosoula was descended from a family of 'ghiaourtovaptismenoi', the 'baptised in yoghurt', which is to say that her family had been expelled from Turkish territory with nothing to carry away except sacks containing the bones of their ancestors.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • They were hull-up over the horizon now to Hornblower on the headland, who could see them plunging madly over the grey sea — Hornblower momentarily expected to see them carry away their topmasts or their sails blow from the bolt-ropes.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

  • But I observe the waiter hovering uneasily about us while his colleagues pile up chairs and carry away the cruets.

    Unnatural Death

  • Many years afterward, in the time of Tiberius, Velleius Paterculus says the same when he is telling how ignorant Mummius was of sculpture, who, when he had taken Corinth, threatened those who had to carry away the statues from their places, that if they broke any they should be made to replace them.

    The Life of Cicero

  • These I can have nowhere but in Paris, since even if he would consent to it I could not carry away with me a hundred quintals of fossil fish, which, for the sake of comparison, I must have before my eyes, nor thousands of fish-skeletons, which would alone fill some fifty great cases.

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence


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