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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of seize.


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  • Great Britain seizes control of the Cape Colony (near present day Cape Town) from the Dutch.

    Maria Jane Jewsbury Chronology

  • So ruin seizes on the godless in the zenith of prosperity, more suddenly than on others who appear less firmly seated in their possessions

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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    McCain seizes on Obama's 'tiny' comment

  • The fragrant Margot seizes on these findings, to declare:

    A matter of nearly complete ignorance

  • But its power is not confined to its grasp; it leaves a numbness in the limb it seizes, which is slowly, if ever, recovered from.

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  • What is the use in having four cats to amuse me, if you mean to run off whenever the notion seizes you?

    Old Mission Stories of California

  • At last the idea seizes her that, if she shows daring and goes out alone, leaving him to brood in solitude, it may spur Quinton to rouse himself and cast off his apprehensions.

    When the Birds Begin to Sing

  • As a historian, Suetonius had not that comprehensive and philosophical mind which would qualify him for taking an enlarged view of his subject; he has no definite plan or method, and wanders at will from one subject to another just as the idea seizes him.

    Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities

  • I made a decent reply, and we had some talk in Italian and Romaic (her mother being a Greek of Corfu), when lo! in a very few minutes in marches, to my very great astonishment, Marianna S **, _in propriâ personâ_, and after making a most polite courtesy to her sister-in-law and to me, without a single word seizes her said sister-in-law by the hair, and bestows upon her some sixteen slaps, which would have made your ear ache only to hear their echo.

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • And then all died away, and he stood face to face with himself in the waste of vacancy, and a horror came upon his mind, and a faintness on his brain, such as seizes men upon the brink of cliffs.

    Lay Morals


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