It took Squibb a long time to make it to Hollywood, let alone her role as Kate—which is receiving plenty of awards buzz.
In 2005, Spike Lee took what was supposed to be a standard book tour interview on CNN and made it legendary.
On Tuesday, Clapper himself estimated that less than 10 percent of the documents Snowden took were from the NSA.
We had a large home, and we took them in and sheltered them for six months, maybe longer.
Olmert took his leave with a sarcastic, though not angry, expression of gratitude.
She yelled; and the knights, laughing, took the lout, And thrust him from the gate.
Sara was suffering so frightfully after his trip that he took his morphine.
I rushed to him, and he took me by the hand as he rang the bell.
He took a step toward her, then looked pitifully at Uncle Denny.
Then they took their way under the trees, alongside the little Longchamp rivulet.
late Old English tacan, from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Old Norse taka "take, grasp, lay hold," past tense tok, past participle tekinn; Swedish ta, past participle tagit), from Proto-Germanic *tækanan (cf. Middle Low German tacken, Middle Dutch taken, Gothic tekan "to touch"), of uncertain origin, perhaps originally meaning "to touch."
Gradually replaced Middle English nimen as the verb for "to take," from Old English niman, from the usual West Germanic *nem- root (cf. German nehmen, Dutch nemen; see nimble). OED calls it "one of the elemental words of the language;" take up alone has 55 varieties of meaning in that dictionary's 2nd print edition. Basic sense is "to lay hold of," which evolved to "accept, receive" (as in take my advice) c.1200; "absorb" (she can take a punch) c.1200; "to choose, select" (take the long way home) late 13c.; "to make, obtain" (take a shower) late 14c.; "to become affected by" (take sick) c.1300.
Take five is 1929, from the approximate time it takes to smoke a cigarette. Take it easy first recorded 1880; take the plunge "act decisively" is from 1876; take the rap "accept (undeserved) punishment" is from 1930. Phrase take it or leave it is recorded from 1897.
1650s, "that which is taken in payment," from take (v.). Sense of "money taken in" by a single performance, etc., is from 1931. Movie-making sense is recorded from 1927. Criminal sense of "money acquired by theft" is from 1888. The verb sense of "to cheat, defraud" is from 1920. On the take "amenable to bribery" is from 1930.
[the third noun sense's dated example refers to a portion of reporter's copy set in type]