Definitions

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  • v. administer an anesthetic drug to

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Examples

  • Unfortunately for old England the Baltic fleet was put under the command of Sir C.

    Sketches From My Life

  •   “If the men who hold us under siege recognize Trism from the barracks at the Emerald City, he will be put under arrest,” said Sister Doctor.

    Son of a Witch

  • Without hesitation, Lee relieved him on July 3 and broke up his cumbersome command: Jones's half division was put under Longstreet; Magruder's own division, made up of Toombs's and Barksdale's brigades, was consolidated with McLaws's.2

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • She makes me think of the time when a neighbor in the communal apartment on our landing had diphtheria and all three families were put under isolation by a local polyclinic.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • In particular, Australian Defence Forces, and very quickly thereafter his wife was taken from the residence and also put under the protection of the international stabilisation force.

    Interview on ABC Lateline - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • The Indians were put under the care and protection of Spanish officials called encomenderos, but these in fact, in most cases, were merciless exploiters of the natives who, furthermore, were subject to many local disabilities.

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

  • Where would you, or where could you, put under shelter your possessions (I dare not undertake to enumerate them), among all the taffetas and brocades, linens, muslin, tulles, laces, etc.?

    Louis Agassiz His Life and Correspondence

  • First come those which constitute the so-called ELEGIARUM LIBER; viz., the “Elegies” proper, numbered from I. to VII., as they now stand in all editions of Milton, together with the eight little scraps in the same elegiac verse (five of them on the subject of the Gunpowder Plot, and three on the Italian singer Leonora) which some modern editors have preferred to detach from the Elegies, and put under the separate heading of “Epigrams.”

    The Life of John Milton

  • Special measures of precaution have been adopted: all dockyards, magazines, oil tanks, etc., being put under guard.

    Castles of Steel

  • This got out of hand, and Alamance County and Caswell County were both declared in a state of insurrection and put under martial law.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

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