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- v. Past tense of undertake.
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- v. Simple past of undertake.
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- imp. of undertake.
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McCain undertook to lecture him, saying, in the recollection of one Obama adviser who was there, "Mr. President, you're the commander in chief, and I hope you're not taking your responsibilities lightly."
The difficulty was choosing what to go to; without missing anything. (very difficult to achieve) I am certain that the format it undertook is very similar to those around the world and briefly will describe for the festival virgins out there what one might entail.
In 1988, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin undertook a mission to heal “Jewish ignorance,” an affliction whose symptoms include the ability to name the three components of the Trinity, coupled with an inability to explain mitzvah.
A few years afterwards, Hevel of Dantzic, (1611-1688) a Polish astronomer -- more generally known as Hevelius, his works being all written in Latin -- undertook to correct Galileo's measurements.
To tell the truth, I was not sorry to be spared facing her for a while; every body said I required stronger management than a woman's hand, and my cousin undertook to break me in.
Lazi, immediately undertook, is one of the most remarkable actions of the age.
And there is one subject that is of particular importance and responsibility the U.S. and Russia undertook, that is the promotion of international security.
It was after these last London seasons that Mme. Sontag undertook an
Mr. Sullivan was bald-headed, and had rather a pleasant face, but there was a look about him that indicated force of character, of a certain kind, and a determination to succeed in what he undertook, which is what makes a good politician.
It would perhaps have been well, in the light of later difficulties and failures, if the men who at Washington's call undertook to master the capricious rivers of the seaboard had studied a stately Spanish decree which declared that, since God had not made the rivers of Spain navigable, it were sacrilege for mortals to attempt to do so.