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the act of someone who picks up or takes something

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very attractive

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Take the gifts, and go, for the Achaeans will then honour you as a god; whereas if you fight without taking them, you may beat the battle back, but you will not be held in like honour.
She was a poor, empty-headed, spiritless woman--what you call a born drudge--and I was now and then not averse to plaguing her by taking Anne away.
Clements more than ever for taking part against me, I said No, and meant No, and stuck to No.
I had no sooner said so, but I perceived the creature (whatever it was) within two oars' length, which something surprised me; however, I immediately stepped to the cabin door, and taking up my gun, fired at him; upon which he immediately turned about and swam towards the shore again.
Well, go," said I: so the boy jumped into the water and taking a little gun in one hand, swam to shore with the other hand, and coming close to the creature, put the muzzle of the piece to his ear, and shot him in the head again, which despatched him quite.
shoplifting, stealing of shop-books and pocket-books, and taking off gold watches from the ladies' sides; and this last she did so dexterously that no woman ever arrived to the performance of that art so as to do it like her.
She gave me the like cue to the gentlewoman of the next house to that which was on fire, and I did my endeavour to go, but by this time the alarm of fire was so great, and so many engines playing, and the street so thronged with people, that I could not get near the house whatever I would do; so I came back again to my governess's, and taking the bundle up into my chamber, I began to examine it.
The reflection wore off, and I began quickly to forget the circumstances that attended the taking them.
This was so just an offer, that nothing could be fairer; so he agreed, and taking a constable and me with him, we beset the house.
The man that invented the machine for taking likenesses might have known that would never succeed; it's a deal too honest.
inquired the Dodger; taking advantage of the next interval of breathlessness on the part of his friend to propound the question.
Dawkins whistled for a couple of minutes; then, taking off his hat, scratched his head, and nodded thrice.
Taking their way along it for a short distance, they came to a lane, so shaded by the trees on either hand that they met together over-head, and arched the narrow way.
he returned, taking out his spectacles and putting them on, to have a better view of the triumphs so dear to his heart.
Michael Charlesworth took his daughter Demi, 15, and son Cameron, 5, no strangers to fishing, to Roker Pier taking wrasse, coalfish and Pollack, Cameron taking the biggest wrasse.