Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Middle English form of token.
  • Past participle of take.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • p. p. of take.

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  • adjective Infatuated; fond of or attracted to.
  • adjective informal In a monoamorous relationship
  • verb Past participle of take

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  • adjective be affected with an indisposition
  • adjective understood in a certain way; made sense of

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Examples

  • Said boy was taken up by Thomas Walton, and says _he was free_, and that his parents live near Shawneetown, Illinois, and that he was _taken_ from that place in July 1836; says his father's name is William, and his mother's Sally Brown, and that they moved from Fredericksburg,

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4

  • Said boy was taken up by Thomas Walton, and says _he was free_, and that his parents live near Shawneetown, Illinois, and that he was _taken_ from that place in July 1836; says his father's name is William, and his mother's Sally Brown, and that they moved from Fredericksburg,

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • ” But, sir, the very moment we had taken up arms in their defense, it was discovered that all these were mere “fictions of the brain”; and that the whole number in the State of Massachusetts was but eleven; and that even these had been “taken by mistake.

    On the Foote Resolution

  • "You've taken a mouthful out of my flask; not _taken_ it, certainly, but it went over your tongue all the same.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843

  • Nocturne – a term taken over by Chopin from the Irish composer John Field, but frequently employed by painters, too, particularly Whistler – is written in the relaxed, ambulatory tone of an 18th-century rambler's tale.

    Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight by James Attlee – review

  • Harmartolos was a term taken from archery, meaning to miss the target: in this context it simply means someone who does not adhere to the Jewish law or ritual observances—either because he or she has failed to keep the prescribed practices, or because he or she is not Jewish at all14.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Harmartolos was a term taken from archery, meaning to miss the target: in this context it simply means someone who does not adhere to the Jewish law or ritual observances—either because he or she has failed to keep the prescribed practices, or because he or she is not Jewish at all14.

    The Templar Revelation

  • With a title taken from a theatrical stage-direction term for sounds originating offstage, the play appropriately skewers the backstage events and relationships of actors taking part in a fictitious tour of a sex comedy.

    What's On Around Europe

  • He mined that cosy vein further in Checking Out 2005, and a year later published his memoir Just One More Thing, with a title taken from his famous exit line in Columbo.

    Peter Falk obituary

  • But that ruling didn't stop the NLRB from claiming authority over most Catholic colleges and universities by arguing that Catholic Bishop protects only "church-controlled" institutions that are "substantially religious," a phrase taken from Chief Justice Warren Burger's majority opinion in the case.

    Are Catholic Colleges Catholic Enough?

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