He had come expecting to demand, and to carry away; and behold!
But in these days what is it that a burglar can carry away from an ordinary house?
You see effects and groups every moment that you would give money to be able to carry away with you in enduring form.
He could get in and out of the roofs of houses, and could carry away with him a young maiden.
I should carry away with me into the future a memory of shabby and furtive behaviour.
They hastened to carry away the little club-foot; he would have driven her mad.
Those among the band, who say that they have no money, carry away their portion without payment.
But I mean that you'll take that back or carry away a thrashing that will make you stagger.
From a cursory glance, we may carry away wholly mistaken conceptions of its thought and purpose.
What the savages had not been able to carry away with them they had ruthlessly destroyed.
early 14c., from Anglo-French carier "to transport in a vehicle" or Old North French carrier "to cart, carry" (Modern French charrier), from Gallo-Romance *carrizare, from Late Latin carricare, from Latin carrum (see car).
Meaning "take by force" is from 1580s. Sense of "gain victory in an election" is from 1610s. Of sound, "to be heard at a distance" by 1896. Carrying capacity is attested from 1836. Carry on "continue to advance" is from 1640s; carryings-on "questionable doings" is from 1660s. Carry-castle (1590s) was an old descriptive term for an elephant.
c.1600, "vehicle for carrying," from carry (v.). U.S. football sense attested by 1949.
[fr the 1920s phrase carry iron, ''to be armed'']