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  • adj. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness


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  • Mrs. Gryce told me herself that it was her gambling that frightened Percy Gryce—it seems he was really taken with her at first.

    The House of Mirth

  • • Fever a temperature of 100.4°F or 38°C or higher taken with a thermometer in your mouth

    The Simple Guide to Having a Baby

  • But my nightmare is of William Henry crushed beneath the runners of a geehoe, or William Henry taken with the bloody flux, or William Henry falling down an open manhole.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Instead he is much more taken with squashed boater hats which were added to every single look in the show.

    Statue of Coco sets scene for Chanel show

  • From there to a fund-raiser where we had some of the “sweatiest” pictures ever taken with supporters!

    Barbara Bush

  • There were very few people who would give the RLC a donation when they could give it to Rove, have their picture taken with Bush, and get credit for the donation on a national scale.

    How to Rig an Election

  • We toured Paris first and then made our way to Rome, where we met with His Holiness Pope Pius XII and had our pictures taken with him.

    The Grace to Race

  • Then everyone swarmed over to have their picture taken with the washing machine and dryer and the bottle of detergent that kept tipping over and the dog-drawn laundry basket that kept doing yoga.

    Ruby Lu Star of the Star of the Show

  • On the other wall he had pictures of himself taken with what passed for important people in Wheaton, like the mayor and the owner of the Stop & Shop.

    What Would Emma Do?

  • Neil had gotten motel reservations for his parents, who were taken with other VIPs to the Cape Kennedy viewing stands by a NASA bus.

    First Man


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