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  • v. To record one's observations for future reference.


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  • Usually the Loyalty Islanders would take notes of the sermon while it went on, but now and then it was simply impossible, for although his knowledge of Nengonese at that time, as compared with what it was afterwards, was very limited, and his vocabulary a small one from which to choose his expressions, he would sometimes speak with such intense earnestness and show himself so thoroughly en rapport with the most intelligent of his hearers, that they were compelled to drop their papers and pencils, and simply to to listen.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • The solution for Sam was to take notes all day on a three-hole-punched pad of lined paper instead of in a binder.

    The Organized Student

  • Keeping her eyes and hands steady, Griffin continued to take notes about the alchemist Basil Valentine and his laboratory equipment: silver eggs, ancient shells, peacocks’ tails, chunks of gold, and dragons’ scales.

    The Wish Stealers

  • The writer of the obituary notice of Smith in the Monthly Review for 1790 alleges that in this Glasgow period Smith lived in such constant apprehension of being robbed of his ideas that, if he saw any of his students take notes of his lectures, he would instantly stop him and say, “I hate scribblers.”

    Life of Adam Smith

  • As Emily grew older, it was exacted of her, as one of her Sabbath duties, to take notes of his discourses at church, which were afterwards to be read over on Sunday evening by her aunt and uncle, and preserved in an extract-book.

    Oldtown Folks

  • I'll send Slavis back — he can sit in on any meetings and take notes for me. "


  • But this is directly contradicted by the account of Professor John Millar, who, as we have seen, was a student in Smith's classes himself, and who expressly states both that the permission to take notes was freely given by Smith to his students, and that the privilege was the occasion of frequent abuse.

    Life of Adam Smith


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