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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of take.
  • n. Plural form of take.


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  • (DINAH _curtsies and takes his arm and they go up_ C.) (DINAH _takes mincing steps and playfully shakes her hand at_ MR. PIM,

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  • When applied to art, which actually brings us back to the word's Greek and Latin roots, the term takes on added luster.

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  • It's difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when a term takes on new meaning, but Aretha Franklin's 1967 anthem, "Respect," was an early indicator of this particular rhetorical shift.

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  • Manchester United had an even worse weekend when falling at home to Blackburn Rovers, who are now 19th in the table, but the scrutiny of City is more intense, since a challenge for the title takes this squad into new territory.

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  • The title takes its name from a William Blake poem that was turned into an English hymn to give hope to soldiers fighting in the bleak first World War, and there's a mythological strain that runs through the play's three acts.

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  • Given that dynamic, the title takes on a different loading, the "WARS" relating more to Obama's battle with his advisers, and the advisers with each other, than to America's engagements overseas.

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  • A rant with a rallying cry as the title takes zero, because people vote it up without even reading it.

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  • The only other significant twist on Dickens' original is, ironically enough, quoted directly from Dickens: when Miss Wade refers to Tattycoram as, among other things, a "slave," the term takes on more than figurative meaning now that Tattycoram is black.


  • Maybe music is free, and musicians make their money from touring and merchandise, and if they need a label, the label takes a percentage of their tour and merch profits.

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  • WOLF (voice-over): But here, the term takes on an entirely different meaning.

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