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  • v. Past participle of take time


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  • It hadn't taken the Shaman long to blast himself free of his earthy prison - but it had taken time and physical energy, and the Shaman's legs were badly bruised and lacerated from the effort.

    Elephant in the City

  • It had only taken time enough for them to decide who was to carry Miss Mary and then the wild, stooped dancing rush of Wakamba poured in from behind the tents all singing the lion song.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • Had they taken time to check the boxscore, the whiz kids in the Pentagon would have found that more than seventy Navy and Marine Corps jet aircraft were knocked down by communist gunners. 2 Nobody had told the Chinese or North Koreans they couldn't hit fast-movers, so they had gotten on with the war.

    On Yankee Station

  • Alan returned promptly, although it was evident that he had taken time to change to a fresh breechcloth.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • In midday, before he had taken time to drive into Moose-ville, he was surprised to receive a phone call from Nick Bamba.

    The Cat Who Went Underground

  • Butters hadn't taken time to collect his coat when he left, and the last time the Beetle's heater had worked was before the demolition of the Berlin Wall.

    Dead Beat

  • It had taken time to skirt the hill and guide the forget-whorl this far.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • But it had taken time to cut power to the transformer, and by the time Joe and Oppy arrived, power poles, cables, switching equipment and the high wooden fence around the transformer were all throwing flames and creosote-black smoke into the afternoon.

    Stallion Gate


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