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Put  v. t.  (past & past part. put; pres. part. putting)  
To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put forth = to thrust out). "His chief designs are... to put thee by from thy spiritual employment."
To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight. "This present dignity, In which that I have put you." "I will put enmity between thee and the woman." "He put no trust in his servants." "When God into the hands of their deliverer Puts invincible might." "In the mean time other measures were put in operation."
To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.
To lay down; to give up; to surrender. (Obs.) "No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends."
To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a question; to put a case. "Let us now put that ye have leave." "Put the perception and you put the mind." "These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin." "All this is ingeniously and ably put."
To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige. "These wretches put us upon all mischief." "Put me not use the carnal weapon in my own defense." "Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge."
To throw or cast with a pushing motion "overhand," the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.
(Mining) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.
Put case, formerly, an elliptical expression for, put or suppose the case to be. "Put case that the soul after departure from the body may live." To put about (Naut.), to turn, or change the course of, as a ship. To put away.
To renounce; to discard; to expel.
To divorce. To put back.
To push or thrust backwards; hence, to hinder; to delay.
To refuse; to deny. "Coming from thee, I could not put him back."
To set, as the hands of a clock, to an earlier hour.
To restore to the original place; to replace. To put by.
To turn, set, or thrust, aside. "Smiling put the question by."
To lay aside; to keep; to sore up; as, to put by money. To put down.
To lay down; to deposit; to set down.
To lower; to diminish; as, to put down prices.
To deprive of position or power; to put a stop to; to suppress; to abolish; to confute; as, to put down rebellion or traitors. "Mark, how a plain tale shall put you down." "Sugar hath put down the use of honey."
To subscribe; as, to put down one's name. To put forth.
To thrust out; to extend, as the hand; to cause to come or push out; as, a tree puts forth leaves.
To make manifest; to develop; also, to bring into action; to exert; as, to put forth strength.
To propose, as a question, a riddle, and the like.
To publish, as a book. To put forward.
To advance to a position of prominence or responsibility; to promote.
To cause to make progress; to aid.
To set, as the hands of a clock, to a later hour. To put in.
To introduce among others; to insert; sometimes, to introduce with difficulty; as, to put in a word while others are discoursing.
(Naut.) To conduct into a harbor, as a ship.
(Law) To place in due form before a court; to place among the records of a court.
(Med.) To restore, as a dislocated part, to its place. To put off.
To lay aside; to discard; as, to put off a robe; to put off mortality. "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet."
To turn aside; to elude; to disappoint; to frustrate; to baffle. "I hoped for a demonstration, but Themistius hoped to put me off with an harangue." "We might put him off with this answer."
To delay; to defer; to postpone; as, to put off repentance.
To get rid of; to dispose of; especially, to pass fraudulently; as, to put off a counterfeit note, or an ingenious theory.
To push from land; as, to put off a boat. To put on or To put upon.
To invest one's self with, as clothes; to assume. "Mercury... put on the shape of a man."
To impute (something) to; to charge upon; as, to put blame on or upon another.
To advance; to promote. (Obs.) "This came handsomely to put on the peace."
To impose; to inflict. "That which thou puttest on me, will I bear."
To apply; as, to put on workmen; to put on steam.
To deceive; to trick. "The stork found he was put upon."
To place upon, as a means or condition; as, he put him upon bread and water. "This caution will put them upon considering."
(Law) To rest upon; to submit to; as, a defendant puts himself on or upon the country. To put out.
To eject; as, to put out and intruder.
To put forth; to shoot, as a bud, or sprout.
To extinguish; as, to put out a candle, light, or fire.
To place at interest; to loan; as, to put out funds.
To provoke, as by insult; to displease; to vex; as, he was put out by my reply. (Colloq.)
To protrude; to stretch forth; as, to put out the hand.
To publish; to make public; as, to put out a pamphlet.
To confuse; to disconcert; to interrupt; as, to put one out in reading or speaking.
(Law) To open; as, to put out lights, that is, to open or cut windows.
(Med.) To place out of joint; to dislocate; as, to put out the ankle.
To cause to cease playing, or to prevent from playing longer in a certain inning, as in base ball.
to engage in sexual intercourse; used of women; as, she's got a great bod, but she doesn't put out. (Vulgar slang) To put over.
To place (some one) in authority over; as, to put a general over a division of an army.
To refer. "For the certain knowledge of that truth I put you o'er to heaven and to my mother."
To defer; to postpone; as, the court put over the cause to the next term.
To transfer (a person or thing) across; as, to put one over the river. To put the hand to or To put the hand unto.
To take hold of, as of an instrument of labor; as, to put the hand to the plow; hence, to engage in (any task or affair); as, to put one's hand to the work.
To take or seize, as in theft. "He hath not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods." To put through, to cause to go through all conditions or stages of a progress; hence, to push to completion; to accomplish; as, he put through a measure of legislation; he put through a railroad enterprise. (U.S.) To put to.
To add; to unite; as, to put one sum to another.
To refer to; to expose; as, to put the safety of the state to hazard. "That dares not put it to the touch."
To attach (something) to; to harness beasts to. To put to a stand, to stop; to arrest by obstacles or difficulties. To put to bed.
To undress and place in bed, as a child.
To deliver in, or to make ready for, childbirth. To put to death, to kill. To put together, to attach; to aggregate; to unite in one. To put this and that (or two and two) together, to draw an inference; to form a correct conclusion. To put to it, to distress; to press hard; to perplex; to give difficulty to. "O gentle lady, do not put me to 't." To put to rights, to arrange in proper order; to settle or compose rightly. To put to the sword, to kill with the sword; to slay. To put to trial, or To put on trial, to bring to a test; to try. To put trust in, to confide in; to repose confidence in. To put up.
To pass unavenged; to overlook; not to punish or resent; to put up with; as, to put up indignities. (Obs.) "Such national injuries are not to be put up."
To send forth or upward; as, to put up goods for sale.
To start from a cover, as game. "She has been frightened; she has been put up."
To hoard. "Himself never put up any of the rent."
To lay side or preserve; to pack away; to store; to pickle; as, to put up pork, beef, or fish.
To place out of sight, or away; to put in its proper place; as, put up that letter.
To incite; to instigate; followed by to; as, he put the lad up to mischief.
To raise; to erect; to build; as, to put up a tent, or a house.
To lodge; to entertain; as, to put up travelers. To put up a job, to arrange a plot. (Slang)
Synonyms: To place; set; lay; cause; produce; propose; state. Put, Lay, Place, Set. These words agree in the idea of fixing the position of some object, and are often used interchangeably. To put is the least definite, denoting merely to move to a place. To place has more particular reference to the precise location, as to put with care in a certain or proper place. To set or to lay may be used when there is special reference to the position of the object.

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"Put" Quotes from Famous Books

... gain nothing, I assure you, by thus defying us. For I am determined to learn the truth about the girl Ozma, and unless you tell me all that you know, I will certainly put you to death." ...
— The Marvelous Land of Oz • L. Frank Baum

... know how to put it—that if the dastaks are sent off immediately, the Faujdar will receive from Mr. Merriman ...
— In Clive's Command - A Story of the Fight for India • Herbert Strang

... naturally excites discontents among the people, who usually put entire confidence in their representatives, and expect from them the redress of all grievances. As if there were not already sufficient grounds of complaint, the king persevered still in those counsels which, from experience, he might have been sensible were so dangerous ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. - From Charles I. to Cromwell • David Hume

... is stronger than you, I am half glad that I got the wrong man. You strike a pretty hard blow. But, whether you are the man I want, or not, you will have to remain till this afternoon, when the Count will put in appearance. I daresay it is possible that I have made a mistake. But I could not do otherwise in ...
— Arms and the Woman • Harold MacGrath

... was divided by a wide hall, with three rooms on each side, the middle one being a little smaller than the other two, with each of which it communicated by a door. And it was into this middle room on the second floor Arthur had been put, and which he found quite too small for his use. So he ordered both the doors to be opened and took possession of the suite, pacing them several times, and then measuring their length, and breadth, and height, and the distance between the windows. Then he inspected the wing on that ...
— Tracy Park • Mary Jane Holmes

... for nowhere is the heart more likely to disclose itself, than in the freedom of private correspondence. I have made liberal extracts from these authorities in the notes, both to sustain the text, and to put in a printed form those productions of the eminent captains and statesmen of the time, which are not very accessible to ...
— History Of The Conquest Of Peru • William Hickling Prescott

... "Me put cover over top," answered the Indian, whose stolid expressionless face was peering in at them. "No rain come along. ...
— Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods • Jessie Graham Flower

... war was above justice, and nothing accountable to it in the sight of gods and men." And so, having concluded a truce with those of Argos for seven days, the third night after he fell upon them when they were all buried in sleep, and put them to the sword, alleging that there had no nights been mentioned in the truce; but the gods punished ...
— The Essays of Montaigne, Complete • Michel de Montaigne

... wont, Rush, with such eager straining, to the milk, As I toward the water, bending me, To make the better mirrors of mine eyes In the refining wave; and, as the eaves Of mine eyelids did drink of it, forthwith Seem'd it unto me turn'd from length to round, Then as a troop of maskers, when they put Their vizors off, look other than before, The counterfeited semblance thrown aside; So into greater jubilee were chang'd Those flowers and sparkles, and distinct I saw Before me either court of heav'n displac'd. ...
— The Divine Comedy • Dante

... have already spoken, a man fit to govern a state, would have doubtless put an end to it had he lived. Don Manuel Antonio Roxo was appointed archbishop of Manila under his government. Don Andres Roxo, nephew of that archbishop, told me several times that Monsieur Arandia was only awaiting his uncle's arrival to conclude that ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55) • Various

... Martel immediately after the sacrilege, or after a pilgrimage that he made to the sanctuary to atone for his crime, when he was suffering from the disease that killed him. There is a local legend that he was followed by two monks, who contrived to put poison into his goblet; but whether he was poisoned or died of dysentery at Martel, as the chroniclers maintain, is a detail of small importance. That he did die here, and very repentantly, on a bed of ashes, and held up by the Bishop of ...
— Two Summers in Guyenne • Edward Harrison Barker

... however, he would not permit to be interred in any spot whatever within the structure, but, with his dying breath, expressly enjoined his son to deposit them on the outside, immediately beneath the eaves, in order that, to use the words put by the monastic historians into his mouth upon the occasion, "stillantium guttarum sacro tecto diffluens infusio abluat jacentis ossa, quae omnium peccatorum tabe foedavit et maculavit negligens et neglecta vita mea."—A curious question might be raised, whether the monarch, in this ...
— Architectural Antiquities of Normandy • John Sell Cotman

... success. The more I see of the stage, the less I would wish to have any thing to do with it; as a proof of which, I hope you have received the third Act of Manfred, which will at least prove that I wish to steer very clear of the possibility of being put into scenery. ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV - With His Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore

... which Dickie, his heart still virgin, had no name as yet. It was new to his experience. A something clear, simple, and natural, as the sunlight, and yet infinitely subtle. A something ravishing, so that you wanted to draw it very close, hold it, devour it. Yet something you so feared, you needs must put it from you, so that, faint with ecstasy, standing at a distance, you might bow yourself and humbly worship. But such extravagant exercises being, in the nature of his case, physically as well as socially inadmissible, the young man was constrained to remain ...
— The History of Sir Richard Calmady - A Romance • Lucas Malet

... that the old gentleman hastily put down the iron candlestick before he grasped the box—on the floor, somewhere near the western angle of the balustrade—and in the end, as the combat in one of its uncertain revolutions sweeps past it, the thief frees himself with a desperate effort, snatches it from the floor, and becomes ...
— The Paternoster Ruby • Charles Edmonds Walk

... live in the East altogether then. I am sure I should not object. I know one thing—I shall never endure to put a bonnet on my head again. By-the-by, Mr. Cruse, who is this Sir Lionel Bertram that has just ...
— The Bertrams • Anthony Trollope

... l'ensemble des montagnes sur lesquelles ils sont situes. Comme cette montagne est postee a-peu-pres au milieu de la vallee de Chamouni, en face du Mont-Blanc et vis-a-vis des principaux glaciers qui en descendent, c'etoit certainement un des meilleurs observatoires que l'on put choisir dans cette intention. J'y montai par le jour le plus beau et le plus clair; c'etoit mon premier voyage dans les hautes Alpes, je n'etois point encore accoutume a ces grands spectacles; en sorte que cette vue fit sur moi une impression qui ne ...
— Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4) • James Hutton

... it round and round. "There's good stock in the boy; I always knew it—even when he acted like a yellow pup. You see, Phil, that my treatment of him was the proper treatment. I was right in refusing to mollycoddle him or put up with any of his callow, unbaked impudence. You know yourself that you wanted me to let up on him—make all kinds of excuses. Why, man, if I had given him an inch leeway he'd have been up to his ears in debt. But I was firm. He saw I'd stand no fooling. He didn't dare contract debts ...
— The Younger Set • Robert W. Chambers

... was the answer. "We came out early this morning to do a bit of 'water stuff,' when we saw your boat adrift. We put over to it, and were surprised to see you tied in it. Can you ...
— Baseball Joe in the Big League - or, A Young Pitcher's Hardest Struggles • Lester Chadwick

... him that becomes numb, one entire side may become limp and inactive, and it is at this stage that a pencil must be placed in his hand all ready for writing, and a large sheet of heavy paper be put on the table before him. It is urged that the pencil be a heavy one, and the paper tough and coarse, for the first writing of a writing medium is not even a fair specimen of penmanship, being heavy and very difficult to decipher. As his hand ...
— Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers • Bhakta Vishita

... you think I looked? It's only a small part, you know, but at the same time it requires to be played. If there isn't some go put into it the finale ...
— A Mummer's Wife • George Moore

... this man, of his Society rather, vigorously thought and therefore vigorously given out here, will put the whole place straight. It will act as a solvent. These vitriolic layers actively denied, will fuse and disappear in the stream of gentle, tolerant sympathy which is love. For each member, worthy of the name, loves the world, and all creeds go into the melting-pot; ...
— The Damned • Algernon Blackwood

... son demanding enormous pensions and rewards; but meeting with a refusal, he went into Spain, where he promised Alberoni to carry off my son, and deliver him into his hands, dead or alive. He brought one hundred men with him, whom he put in ambuscade near Paris. He missed my son only by a quarter of an hour in the Bois de Boulogne, which the latter had passed through in his way to La Muette, where he went to dine with his daughter. La Jonquiere having thus failed, retired in great ...
— Marguerite de Navarre - Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois Queen of Navarre • Marguerite de Navarre

... thus. Portions of the dilute sulphuric acid were put into three basins. Three volta-electrometer tubes, of the form figg. 60. 62. were filled with the same acid, and one inverted in each basin (707.). A zinc plate, connected with the positive end of a voltaic battery, was dipped into the ...
— Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1 • Michael Faraday

... had been created long before, and sinners would have the opportunity of mending their ways. Besides, the Temple service would be invested with atoning power, and Paradise and hell were intended to do duty as reward and punishment. Finally, the Messiah was appointed to bring salvation, which would put an end ...
— The Legends of the Jews Volume 1 • Louis Ginzberg

... to fetch another pair of ruffles, and I said to his tutor: "Your pupil has a very good disposition; but tell me is not the letter from Miss Lucy's mother a put up job? Is it not an expedient of your designing against the lady of the ruffles?" "No," said he, "it is quite genuine; I am not so artful as that; I have made use of simplicity and zeal, and God has blessed ...
— Emile • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

... that's not the principal reason why I am sending you across. You will give it to Pat Ryan, as you suggested, to pass on through Bridget to Miss Conyers; but I want you to arrange with him that he shall, tomorrow, get some dry sticks put together on the bank opposite, with some straw, so that he can make a blaze in a minute. Then do you arrange with him that, if any parties of William's troops come to the house in the absence of Mr. Conyers, and there should seem likely to ...
— Orange and Green - A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick • G. A. Henty

... which happened near the same time, were universally believed in Scotland and Denmark to have proceeded from a combination of the Scottish and Danish witches; and the dying confession of the criminals was supposed to put the accusation beyond all controversy.[*] James, however, though a great believer in sorcery, was not deterred by this incident from taking a voyage in order to conduct his bride home: he arrived in Norway; carried the queen thence to Copenhagen: and ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. - From Elizabeth to James I. • David Hume

... but kinder and softer than usual. "I want you to answer me carefully. But understand that it's all right either way. I just want you to tell me. Why did you put the ice pick through the stove cable? You saved my life, you know. But I'd like to know how you ...
— Poppa Needs Shorts • Leigh Richmond

... manner and appearance which would have put an Inquisitor into good humour, and it smoothed the wrinkles ...
— The History of Pendennis • William Makepeace Thackeray

... to Boston, I usually put up at the Eastern Stage House, perhaps because it was there that the stage-coach by which I arrived at the city discharged its passengers. It was an old fashioned establishment, which but for the absence of galleries, might remind one of the famous ...
— Old New England Traits • Anonymous

... almost inaccessible. The garrison, trusting to these natural defences, suffered itself to be surprised on the night of the 20th of December, by the Moorish monarch; who, scaling the walls under favor of a furious tempest, which prevented his approach from being readily heard, put to the sword such of the guard as offered resistance, and swept away the whole population of the place, men, women, and children, in slavery ...
— History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella V1 • William H. Prescott

... still too populous, though the inhabitants do not amount to six hundred thousand; for I am well persuaded that more crimes and excesses of every description are committed here in one year than are perpetrated in the same period of time in all other European capitals put together. From not reading in our newspapers, as we do in yours, of the robberies, murders, and frauds discovered and punished, you may, perhaps, be inclined to suppose my assertion erroneous or exaggerated; but it is the policy of our present Government ...
— Marguerite de Navarre - Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois Queen of Navarre • Marguerite de Navarre

... the offing tramping the sand-dunes on his way to Fogarty's, and a signal flag—part of Mother Fogarty's flannel petticoat, and blood-red, as befitted the desperate nature of the craft over which it floated, was at once set in his honor. The captain put his helm hard down and came up into the wind and ...
— The Tides of Barnegat • F. Hopkinson Smith

... from majora tormenta, the name given big guns, or cannon, in a Latin "Life of Washington" then used in the classes. His visits finally ceased after the students found out how to deal with him and came loaded with "grape and canister," as one member of the class of '48 put it, to ...
— The University of Michigan • Wilfred Shaw

... Richard, and put his hand into his pocket and brought out a fistful of coins. "Take this. ...
— The Judge • Rebecca West

... hope you'll be firm about Gus," said Mrs. Stantiloup to Mrs. Momson. "If we're not to put down this kind of thing, what is the good of having any morals in the country at all? We might just as well live like pagans, and do without any marriage services, as they do in so many parts of the ...
— Dr. Wortle's School • Anthony Trollope

... with Captain Morris, of the packet at New York, for my passage, and my stores were put on board, when Lord Loudoun arriv'd at Philadelphia, expressly, as he told me, to endeavour an accommodation between the governor and Assembly, that his majesty's service might not be obstructed by their dissensions. Accordingly, he desir'd the governor and myself ...
— Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin • Benjamin Franklin

... may put them right by practising these studies; but those who have not, should not play them, at least not without having a surgeon at hand." What incredible surgery would have been needed to get within the skull of ...
— Chopin: The Man and His Music • James Huneker

... spent two hours in training and putting to rights my stephanotis, which now climbs over half my verandah. I have such Japanese lilies making ready to put forth their splendours. Two or three azaleas grow well. Rhododendrons won't grow well. My little pines grow well, and are about seven feet high. It is very pleasant to see the growth of these things when I return from the ...
— Life of John Coleridge Patteson • Charlotte M. Yonge

... bonnet—Ida struggling vainly in opposition—and taking this, with the shawl, carried them to a closet, in which she placed them, and then, locking the door, deliberately put the ...
— Jack's Ward • Horatio Alger, Jr.

... try it at all, we shall do it," said Roy, spiritedly, and then he and Dudley rode back to put their steeds ...
— His Big Opportunity • Amy Le Feuvre

... day, brightened by clear sunshine, enlivened by crisp air. Stella put on her hat and went out for ...
— The Black Robe • Wilkie Collins

... a flower from her dress, one she had put there hours before, and placed it in the brown fingers on the table ...
— The Indian's Hand - 1892 • Lorimer Stoddard

... swiftly to where her mother and father sat. Then she vanished into the darkness with Mazzetti. And the Mazzettis put but one interpretation upon a young woman who strolls into the soft darkness of ...
— Gigolo • Edna Ferber

... obtain an agreement on general and complete disarmament under strict international control in accordance with the objectives of the United Nations; to put an end to the armaments race and eliminate incentives for the production and testing of all kinds ...
— The 2007 CIA World Factbook • United States

... to her feet, moved distractedly about the room, and then, with a purposefulness that put into his stare that terrified cold enmity with which the sane look upon even the beloved mad, she swept two rulers off her desk on to the floor. But she knelt down and set them cross-wise, and then straightened herself and crooked her arms above her head, and began to dance a sword-dance. ...
— The Judge • Rebecca West

... not belave ut, Sorr, but that an' seein' Love-o'-Women overtuk widout warnin' put the cowld fear av attacks us on me so strong that for a week an' more I was kickin' my toes against stones an' stumps for the pleasure ...
— This is "Part II" of Soldiers Three, we don't have "Part I" • Rudyard Kipling

... breath of fatality. The smile died from horizon to horizon, and for days cold rains beat and lashed the forests. And, toward the end of that month, came the day which Samson had set for his departure. He had harvested the corn, and put the farm in order. He had packed into his battered saddlebags what things were to go with him into his new life. The sun had set in a sickly bank of murky, red-lined clouds. His mule, which knew the road, and could make a night trip, stood saddled by the stile. A kinsman was to lead it ...
— The Call of the Cumberlands • Charles Neville Buck

... propose to frame it into statutes and constitutions; when Reverend Fathers recognize it by a new interpretation of their creeds and canons; when the Bar and Bench at its command set aside the legislation of centuries, and girls of twenty put their heels on the Cokes and Blackstones of ...
— History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II • Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage

... went out, he asked Mrs. Robson for Mr. Vincent's bill. Sinking with obligation and shame, she put it into his hand, and he left the house. When he approached a lighted lamp, he opened the paper to see the amount, and finding that it was almost two pounds, he ...
— Thaddeus of Warsaw • Jane Porter

... the extortion of the promise had put upon her feelings had exhausted the girl; she then pressed her hands to her eyes and dropped on the ottoman. For a long while father and daughter sat opposite each other without speaking. At ...
— Celibates • George Moore

... are cut like the old-fashioned gigot sleeve, very big and baggy at the top, and tied with a drawing-string around the waist. My first impression was, that the men had got up in a great hurry, and put on their trousers hinder-end foremost. It would be difficult to invent a costume more ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867 • Various

... each showed up the other's points on account of the extreme contrast between them: the long, loose-limbed, deer- footed youngster, and the square-set, rugged veteran with his trunk like the stump of an oak. The betting began to rise upon the younger man from the instant that they were put face to face, for his advantages were obvious, whilst those qualities which had brought Harrison to the top in his youth were only a memory in the minds of the older men. All could see the three inches extra ...
— Rodney Stone • Arthur Conan Doyle

... thou numberest: put my tears in thy bottle: stand they not in thy book?"—Hengstenberg, Clarke's ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850 • Various

... fastened his gaze, and stood in silence looking at it. At length he put his hand on Phil's shoulder, and directed the attention of the ...
— Lost in the Fog • James De Mille

... the Departments of State, the Treasury, War, the Navy, the Post-Office, the office of the Attorney-General, and the Executive Mansion be instantly put into mourning, and that they be closed during the ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk - Section 3 (of 3) of Volume 4: James Knox Polk • Compiled by James D. Richardson

... heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. Increased activity in the tourism industry, which has spurred the growth of the construction sector, has contributed to economic growth. Anguillan officials have put substantial effort into developing the offshore financial sector, which is small, but growing. In the medium term, prospects for the economy will depend largely on the tourism sector and, therefore, on revived income ...
— The 2003 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

... sentinels were seen abeam, the constellation on our port side, and the North Star on the starboard. Each day, at the noon hour, the passengers were interested in watching the officers of the ship while they were "taking the sun," to determine the latitude and longitude. Shall we put the process into simple form for the information of the uninitiated? When the sun reaches the meridian, or culminating point of ascension, the exact moment is indicated by the instrument known as a quadrant, adjusted to the eye of the ...
— Due South or Cuba Past and Present • Maturin M. Ballou

... "I not tell you all, tousand tyfel, I not tell you all;" and here the corporal put his hand to his forehead and was silent, much to Vanslyperken's amazement. But the fact was, that Corporal Van Spitter was thinking what he possibly could say. At last, a brilliant thought struck him—he narrated to the lieutenant how he had seen the ghost of Smallbones, ...
— Snarleyyow • Captain Frederick Marryat

... fanaticized, disciplined, and transformed into the nucleus of a strong army to which brigands, outlaws, and malcontents of every social layer afterward flocked. They overran the Yangtse Valley, invaded twelve of the richest provinces, seized six hundred cities and towns, and put an end to twenty million people in the space of twelve years by fire, sword, and famine.[286] To this bloody expedition Hung Sew Tseuen, a master of modern euphemism, gave the name of Crusade of the Great Peace. For twelve years this "Crusade" lasted, and it ...
— The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference • Emile Joseph Dillon

... presently we met a young farmer, he pulled up. "You goin' past Jim Marden's?" "Yes." "Well, I wish you'd tell him I just run over a chicken of his, and I killed it, I guess. I guess it was a pretty big one." "Oh no," I put in, "it was only a broiler. What do you think it was worth?" I took out some money, and the farmer noted the largest coin in my hand; "About half a dollar, I guess." On this I put it all back in ...
— Henry James, Jr. • William Dean Howells

... an ill word to use to me," I said sternly. "Know, Iduna, that if it is put to me thus I fear nothing in life or death. You shall have the necklace if it can be found in yonder earth, chance what may to the searcher. Nay, no more words. Steinar will lead you home; I must talk of ...
— The Wanderer's Necklace • H. Rider Haggard

... Madonna". Whatever caused this "Green Madonna" to be honored by a Grand Prix at Paris will always remain one of those mysteries with which the world is laden. Of all disagreeable colour schemes, it is certainly one of the least appealing ever put upon a canvas. It is hardly a scheme at all, since I do not believe the juxtaposition of so many different slimy greens, nowhere properly relieved nor accentuated by a complementary red, can ever be called a scheme. Technically ...
— The Galleries of the Exposition • Eugen Neuhaus

... if the truth must be told, I think you had some excuse for your folly. She is a beautiful creature; and if there is any faith to be put in the human countenance, she is as good ...
— Run to Earth - A Novel • M. E. Braddon

... was that the armed forces should, when necessary, exercise economic sanctions against recalcitrant businesses. In the name of troop morale and military efficiency, the committee wanted commanders to put public accommodations off limits for all servicemen, and it wanted the Secretary of Defense, as a last resort, to close the military installations in communities that persisted in denying black servicemen their civil rights.[21-49] Again, Gesell ...
— Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 • Morris J. MacGregor Jr.

... fairly, impartially, or honourably; but he begged it to be distinctly understood, that he said this, without the slightest personal disrespect. Mr. Hardy defended his honourable friend, in a voice rendered partially unintelligible by emotion and brandy-and-water. The proposition was put to the vote, and there appearing to be only one dissentient voice, Mr. Percy Noakes was declared duly elected, ...
— Sketches by Boz - illustrative of everyday life and every-day people • Charles Dickens

... is filed it will put those projects from Cortez out of business. No one but an imbecile would think of building in from there with the Omar route made possible. Before we come to that Salmon River bridge the Copper Trust will have to ...
— The Iron Trail • Rex Beach

... compelled to disappoint his audience a few days before, and then he stood helpless! In sheer desperation he looked at Mrs. Bok sitting in the stage box, who, divining her husband's plight, motioned to the inside pocket of his coat. He put his hand there and pulled out a copy of his lecture which she had placed there! The whole tragic comedy had happened so quickly that the audience was absolutely unaware of what had occurred, and Bok went on and practically read his lecture. But it was not a successful evening for his audience ...
— The Americanization of Edward Bok - The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After • Edward William Bok

... mother! She's had such a time with father; he's one of the most serious of all the Brethren and never has time to think about any of us. Then he's in a bank all the week, where he can't think about God much because he makes mistakes about figures if he does, so he has to put it all into Sunday. We will ...
— The Captives • Hugh Walpole

... but man of his hands, a soldier and a seaman. If any harm should come to Oliver...He trembled at the thought; and then almost despite him his mind ran on to calculate the consequences to himself. His fortune would be in a very different case, he refected. In a sort of horror, he sought to put so detestable a reflection from his mind; but it returned insistently. It would not be denied. It forced him to a consideration ...
— The Sea-Hawk • Raphael Sabatini

... I'd been told by the old man in my dream. And so I did. Before the sun was any height in the sky, long before the young ladies at the big house would be stirring, I was up at the paddock again searching for the ring. And granny told me what to do. I was to put the lucky penny as near as I could guess in the very centre of the field and then to walk round it in widening circles, always looking carefully downwards while I said this rhyme to ...
— Miss Mouse and Her Boys • Mrs. Molesworth

... guess it was like a good many of these filibustering plots. Somebody put up good money to be used to gain control of a country—perhaps for the country's good. But somebody else made the substitution, and the patriots were left. I ...
— Tom Swift and his Undersea Search - or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic • Victor Appleton

... principal front, facing up the park, has been restored by its noble possessor, and presents a battlemented range of stone buildings of various projections, towers, turrets, and turreted chimneys, which, when the windows are put in, which is not yet fully done, will have few superiors among the castellated mansions ...
— Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume I. - Great Britain and Ireland • Various

... nervously. "That was it—the heat in there made me faint." He braced himself tauter. "Say," he said, and tried to put force into his tones, "what business have you men got spying on me and asking me these things? I'm a free ...
— From Place to Place • Irvin S. Cobb

... seemed to me that they met a lot appropriate to humanity, and my bosom, though thrilling with interest, was affected with nothing of that sickening horror with which I beheld the unfortunate Morris put to death without resistance, and in cold blood. I looked at my companion, Mr. Jarvie, whose face reflected the feelings which were painted in mine. Indeed he could not so suppress his horror, but that the words escaped him in a ...
— Rob Roy, Complete, Illustrated • Sir Walter Scott

... more important category, I should put, first, co-ordination of character, that is, a certain variety in harmony of the personages of a drama, as in the attitudes and coloring of the figures in a pictorial composition, so that, while mutually relieving and setting ...
— Among My Books - First Series • James Russell Lowell

... child,' said he, 'I am drawn to thee by the great trouble of thy mind. Shall I tell thee what it is thee meditates?' The young man shook his head. 'I will be silent, then, but I will save thee. I know the human heart, and its trials and weaknesses, and it may be put into my mouth to give thee strength.' He took the young man's hand, as if he had been a little child, and led him to his home. He heard the sad story, from beginning to end; and the young man wept upon his breast, to hear ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 57, July, 1862 - A Magazine Of Literature, Art, And Politics • Various

... director of this establishment, he obtained from BONAPARTE good instruments of every description and of the largest dimensions. These have been executed by the first artists, who, with the greatest intelligence, have put in practice all the means of improvement which we owe to the fortunate discoveries of the eighteenth century. Of course, it is now as well provided as that of Greenwich. MECHAIN, the present director, and BOUVARD, his associate, are extremely ...
— Paris As It Was and As It Is • Francis W. Blagdon

... Animals tend to increase in geometrical ratio. Varieties diverge in consonance with diversity of opportunity for life. In the struggle for existence those which best accord with their surroundings will survive and propagate their kind. Sexual selection has put a premium on beauty. The causes which in brief periods produce varieties, in long periods give rise to species. Instincts, as of the hive bee, are slowly developed. Geology supports the theory of Evolution: the changes in time in the ...
— Little Masterpieces of Science: - The Naturalist as Interpreter and Seer • Various

... when I went home from school with my portfolio under my arm, and my childish shadow at my side, to my godmother's house. I had never known before how short life really was and into how small a space the mind could put it. ...
— Bleak House • Charles Dickens

... Was it not given to thee and me—thee too? 'Tis thou thyself! I scarce believe it yet. Give me thy hand! It is no dream! 'Tis true! Thine own dear hand!—But how is this? 'Tis wet! Quick, wipe it off! Meseems that yet There's blood thereon. Ah God! what hast thou done? Put up thy sword, I ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, • Editor-in-Chief: Kuno Francke

... Palace he put me down and drove off. I was admitted to the Czar's presence without difficulty, and found him, as usual, surrounded by piles ...
— The International Spy - Being the Secret History of the Russo-Japanese War • Allen Upward

... ghosts in search of somebody to ferry them across the Styx. Only the glow of King's cheroot, and the lesser, quicker fire of Rewa Gunga's cigarette, betrayed humanity, except that once or twice King's horse would put a foot wrong and be ...
— King—of the Khyber Rifles • Talbot Mundy

... he said curtly, "that I will listen to you only so long as you keep your temper! I believe that you know what I mean—what circumstances I refer to. If you wish me to put them into plain language I will do so. But I don't think you will ...
— Rosa Mundi and Other Stories • Ethel M. Dell

... it involves the risk of you losing yours. There is no doubt that the sea swarms with pirates; the sultan is too busy with his own struggles for Empire to bestow any attention upon so small a matter. The pashas and the officers of the ports have not the power, even had they the will, to put down piracy in their districts, and indeed are, as often as not, participators in the spoils. Your Order, which, years back, scoured the seas so hotly that piracy well nigh ceased, have now for forty years been obliged to turn their attention chiefly to their own ...
— A Knight of the White Cross • G.A. Henty

... copper and laid it in a place whereof I knew not; so, when the Inspector of Inheritances[FN482] came, he rummaged the house and found the coffer. Presently he opened it and seeing it full of jewels and seal-rings, took it, and me with it, and ceased not to put me to the question with beating and torment till I confessed the whole affair. Thereupon they carried me to the Caliph and I told him all that had passed between me and her; and he said to me, "O man, depart this city, for I release thee on account of thy courage and ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 2 • Richard F. Burton

... "Leave me the name and address, and I'll see that they send it direct from the store. I'll put one of ...
— Abe and Mawruss - Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter • Montague Glass

... caprices; and the Princes of the blood, nay, the bastards,—not to mention people of lower grade, did the same. The majority were accordingly insolent enough; and if you could not avoid their insolence, you were forced to put ...
— Marguerite de Navarre - Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois Queen of Navarre • Marguerite de Navarre

... itself the gospel, but rather an account of the gospel according to these different writers. Christ himself is the author of the gospel. It existed and was received by many thousands before a line of it was put upon ...
— Companion to the Bible • E. P. Barrows

... in fears every day to see their insolencies in the poor villages through which we passed.... I was assured that the quantity of wine last vintage was so prodigious that they were forced to dig holes in the earth to put it in. The happiness of this plenty is scarcely perceived by the oppressed people. I saw here [Nissa] a new occasion for my compassion. The wretches that had provided twenty waggons for our baggage from Belgrade hither for a certain hire being all sent back without payment, some of their horses ...
— Round About the Carpathians • Andrew F. Crosse

... up his head with purpose in his expression, and, folding the telegram, put it safely back into his pocket. He would not tell Margaret of it—not just yet. He would think it out—just the right way—and he did not believe he meant to give up his position with Rogers. He had accepted it for a year in good faith, and it was his business to fulfil the contract. ...
— A Voice in the Wilderness • Grace Livingston Hill

... explosives which they fired from metal tubes, inflicting heavy loss on the Japanese, who were demoralized by such an unwonted weapon. Finally, they were incomparable horsemen, and in the early encounters they put the Japanese cavalry out of action by raising with drums and gongs a din that terrified the latter's horses. But, in spite of all these disadvantages, the Japanese fought stubbornly. Whenever they got within striking distance of the foe, they struck ...
— A History of the Japanese People - From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era • Frank Brinkley and Dairoku Kikuchi

... happened to see it at Park-Circle 40. When I answered it, Halsey's man wanted me to talk in code. I can't talk in code; I have enough to worry about with the interplanetary helios. Then they sent me to an official booth, where I got examined for positive legal identification, and then they put me on the official split-wave length. After all of which precautions I was told to be at Halsey's office tonight at midnight, and told a ...
— Wandl the Invader • Raymond King Cummings

... having succeeded for a long time in remaining neutral. Now, the Emperor held for the Mahes, while the Abbe Radiguet supported the Floches. Hence complications. As the Emperor, from morning to night, lived like a bourgeois [citizen], and as he wearied of counting the boats which put out from Grand-port, he took it upon himself to act as village police. Having become the partizan of the Mahes, through native instinct for the preservation of society, he sided with Fouasse against Tupain; he tried to catch ...
— The Fete At Coqueville - 1907 • Emile Zola

... measured the periods of respite, for on the third day and on the fifth she returned to the attack. "Did John Grey still wish that the match should go on?" she asked, categorically. It was in vain that Alice tried to put aside the question, and begged that the matter might not be discussed. Lady Macleod insisted on her right to carry on the examination, and Alice was driven to acknowledge that she believed he did wish it. She could hardly say otherwise, seeing that she had at that moment a letter from ...
— Can You Forgive Her? • Anthony Trollope

... sisters will do well to heed rather than to ridicule. It would be a blessing to the race, if some inspired prophet of clothes would appear, who should teach the coming woman how, in pharmaceutical phrase, to fit, put on, wear, and ...
— Sex in Education - or, A Fair Chance for Girls • Edward H. Clarke

... many were the plots that he laid against Huon. Indeed, he not only contrived to throw the new-comers into prison, but prevailed on the emperor to journey himself to Bordeaux, to the intent that Huon should be put to death, which would have happened had it not been for ...
— The Red Romance Book • Various

... always too passive in matters that do not immediately press on its direct interests. It is for the interest of every honest man in the State to set his face against this anti-rent movement, and to do all he can, by his vote and influence, to put it down into the dirt, out of which it sprang, and into which it should be crushed; but not one in a hundred, even of those who condemn it toto caelo, will go a foot out of their way even to impede its progress. All depends ...
— The Redskins; or, Indian and Injin, Volume 1. - Being the Conclusion of the Littlepage Manuscripts • James Fenimore Cooper

... observations made by a prominent physician, Dr. Henry Kennedy. In an essay on the 'Acute Affections of Children,' published in the Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science, he states that for several years he has put in force in his practice a plan of treatment by means of the position of the patient, and often with very marked results. He asserts that, in order to ensure the soundest sleep, the head should lie to the north. Strange as this ...
— The Physical Life of Woman: - Advice to the Maiden, Wife and Mother • Dr. George H Napheys

... the new-made knights were in danger of being spoilt by the favour of the ladies of the court, when a sudden stop was put to all their pleasures. One day a man-at-arms riding a jaded horse appeared at the palace gateway, and demanded to be led into the presence of the good knight ...
— The Red Romance Book • Various

... and inspires those heroes to oppose him; then, in the form of one of the generals, encourages the other Greeks who had retired to their vessels. The Ajaces form their troops into a close phalanx, and put a stop to Hector and the Trojans. Several deeds of valour are performed; Meriones, losing his spear in the encounter, repairs to seek another at the tent of Idomeneus; this occasions a conversation between these two warriors, who return together to the battle. Idomeneus signalizes ...
— The Iliad • Homer

... tempted to insert notions that seemed to have escaped the peasants of Europe and Asia. But in the end, at some cost to the form of the work, I managed to get through it without compromise, and so it was put into type. There is no need to add that my ideational abstinence went unrecognized and unrewarded. In fact, not a single American reviewer noticed it, and most of them slated the book violently as a mass of heresies and contumacies, a deliberate ...
— In Defense of Women • H. L. Mencken

... 2) King, I say it once again, Witless were I proved, insane, If I lightly put away Thee my country's prop and stay, Pilot who, in danger sought, To a quiet haven brought Our distracted State; and now Who can guide us ...
— The Oedipus Trilogy • Sophocles

... set of quarters which were so soon to be his own. The hospital loomed up dark and massive across an open space two hundred yards away. Only a narrow foot-path had been cleared from the end of the sidewalk to the main entrance of the big building. He had not thought to put on his over-shoes, and so, letting Miss Loomis lead, Davies fell behind. Now that they were away from ear-shot of the quarters their talk languished. Davies at least was thinking of that mysterious door and wondering ...
— Under Fire • Charles King

... put it a little in repair while I stay?" inquired Eustace. "I am a very good mason, and a tolerable carpenter. I built a shed last year for the old poney. Isabel, you can glaze the windows, and white-wash. I think, between us, we might ...
— The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 - An Historical Novel • Jane West

... halter on the blue mustang and turned away toward the corrals. Las Vegas put the bridle of his horse over his arm, and seemed to be following in a trance, with his dazed, ...
— The Man of the Forest • Zane Grey

... was transacted there! And though I was not trusted with your secret, I still have kept it like a sacred pledge. Trust me, I never was my country's foe, Nor would I ever have ranged myself against you! Yet you did wrong to put your rising off. Time presses! We must strike, and swiftly, too! Already Tell has fallen a ...
— The Works of Frederich Schiller in English • Frederich Schiller

... night enough. Awakened three or four times by my bronchitis. Sadness—restlessness. One of these winter nights, possibly, suffocation will come. I realize that it would be well to keep myself ready, to put everything in order.... To begin with, let me wipe out all personal grievances and bitternesses; forgive all, judge no one; in enmity and ill-will, see only misunderstanding. "As much as lieth in you, be at peace with all men." On the bed of death the soul should ...
— Amiel's Journal • Mrs. Humphry Ward

... of this paragram is: If you are merely good-looking, you will not be apt to get on in life, but will stay about where you are; and if it should be found out that you can be put to use, you will be planted in the ...
— St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, September 1878, No. 11 • Various

... obtaining happiness and avoiding misery, betaketh himself to action which in its essence is nothing but misery. He that hankers after pleasure causeth his body to suffer; one free from such hankering knoweth not what misery is. As an enkindled fire, if more fuel be put upon it, blazeth forth again with augmented force, so desire is never satiated with the acquisition of its object but gaineth force like unkindled fire when clarified butter is poured upon it. Compare all this abundant fund of enjoyment which king Dhritarashtra ...
— The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 • Kisari Mohan Ganguli

... the eyes of both men upon her, Barbara kept her place. Neither of them saw that her teeth were tightly closed over one full lip; neither knew that she had closed her eyes, dizzily, for an instant. And then, without a word, she put her hand upon the arm which Wickersham offered her; but Steve, on the other side, walked with her that night, as far as the door of the storehouse shack. Miriam herself opened the door and snatched Barbara ...
— Then I'll Come Back to You • Larry Evans

... prose or verse of the above should be actionable, I put my name, that the man may rather proceed against me than the publisher—not without some faint hope that the brand with which I blast him may induce him, however reluctantly, to ...
— The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 6 • Lord Byron

... timberline. This species reaches an elevation of about nine thousand feet, but at this height the tops of the trees rise only a few feet into the thin frosty air, and are closely pressed and shorn by wind and snow; yet they hold on bravely and put forth an abundance of beautiful purple flowers and produce cones and seeds. Down towards the edge of the fir belt they stand erect, forming small, well-formed trunks, and are associated with the taller two-leafed ...
— Steep Trails • John Muir

... if he accompanied his prophecy with any doctrine subversive of the exclusive Deity and adorability of the one God of heaven and earth, or any seduction to a breach of God's commandments, he was to be put to death at once, all other proof of his guilt and imposture being superfluous. [10] So St. Paul. If any man preach another Gospel, though he should work all miracles, though he had the appearance and evinced the superhuman powers of an angel from heaven—he was at once, ...
— The Literary Remains Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge • Edited By Henry Nelson Coleridge

... The Romans wandered several days in the country to the eastward of Bagdad; the Persian deserter, who had artfully led them into the spare, escaped from their resentment; and his followers, as soon as they were put to the torture, confessed the secret of the conspiracy. The visionary conquests of Hyrcania and India, which had so long amused, now tormented, the mind of Julian. Conscious that his own imprudence was the cause of the public distress, he anxiously balanced ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 2 • Edward Gibbon

... respects abhorred everything belonging to Catholicism. Indeed, the Protestants far outdid the Catholics in cruelty, until, among the latter, the nobleminded Jesuit, J. Spee, and among the former, but not until seventy years later, the excellent Thomasius, by degrees put a ...
— Sidonia The Sorceress V2 • William Mienhold

... handsome men and women from the contado. This village lies on the edge of a great oasis in the Sienese desert—an oasis formed by the waters of the Orcia and Asso sweeping down to join Ombrone, and stretching on to Montalcino. We put up at the sign of the 'Two Hares,' where a notable housewife gave us a dinner of all we could desire; frittata di cervello, good fish, roast lamb stuffed with rosemary, salad and cheese, with excellent wine and black coffee, at the rate of ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete - Series I, II, and III • John Symonds

... climb a big tree, too," he said. He got down from the one he had picked out, and started up another. He watched how George put first one foot on a branch and then the other foot, at the same time pulling himself up by his hands. Bunny did very well until his foot slipped and went down in a hole in the tree, where the wood had rotted ...
— Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue • Laura Lee Hope

... She put her hands over his shoulders, looked long into his eyes, then kissed him. When their lips met she trembled. Lester also felt unsteady. Jennie saw his agitation, ...
— Jennie Gerhardt - A Novel • Theodore Dreiser

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