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- v. To transport away.
- v. To act convincingly; to succeed at giving the impression of (e.g.) knowledge, confidence, or familiarity.
- v. To cause death.
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- v. be successful; achieve a goal
- v. remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
- v. kill in large numbers
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Lanna guessed that Mrs. Faulkner was one of few women who could carry off such a dramatic touch so naturally.
This put a stop to all perspiration, sensible and insensible, which being the cause of so many scurvy distempers — a course of clysters was requisite to carry off redundant humours, — and render the system complete.
The Banks Islanders are very shy now of the vessels sent to carry off men to Fiji or Queensland.
The people are nearly all united; their quondam leaders, infuriated with the sense of their impotence, will soon be seen or heard only in the newspapers, which serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke, and all is now tranquil, firm and well, as it should be.
Any man may also carry off a freedman, if he do not pay respect or sufficient respect to him who freed him.
This was done either by boring the tree with an auger, and inserting a spile about a foot long to carry off the sap, or with a gouge-shaped tool about two inches wide, which was driven into the tree, under an inclined scar made with an axe.
Though modern historians hold him guiltless, he was convicted of treason and outlawed for complicity in the plot to seize and carry off King Stanislaus, 3
They would carry off a child in a heartbeat, was what she had heard from Stobrod's drinking friends.
On one occasion, unknown to Ernst, Wippermann had brandished his pistol at several Hiwis who were about to carry off the Oberleutnant.
He would have many a tug for Phineas Finn before he would allow that false Westminster Satan to carry off the prey as altogether his own.