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  • v. adopt


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  • To seize on royal concubines for his use was probably the intent of Abner's act, (2 Samuel 3: 7) and similarly the request on behalf of Adonijah was construed.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • He might cross a heavy force to the assistance of General Porter, thus enabling that officer to assume the offensive; or, finding Lee thus checked, he might advance on Magruder, crush the small force under him, and seize on Richmond, which would be at his mercy.

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • But why had bad luck decreed that the Hoka would seize on the one particular model he did?

    Hokas Pokas

  • Hind, after slaying our Sovran, will seize on our possessions and massacre our men and make prize of our women.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • 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.

    Hokas Pokas

  • 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.

    The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne: A Highland Story

  • The excellency of God in itself, is not only such as makes wicked men and hypocrites to tremble, whenever the thoughts of it seize on them, Isa.xxxiii. 14, but also it hath filled the saints themselves with dread and terror, Hab. iii.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • 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.

    Robert Morris

  • And being too generous, too other-directed, to complain, they unconsciously seize on an opportunity to set the score straight.

    Life As We Know It


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