take someone's life
Kill someone, as in They argued about invoking the death penalty for taking someone's life. [c. 1300]
take one's own life. Commit suicide, as in Most churches have long opposed taking one's own life. [First half of 1900s]
take one's life in one's hands. Take a serious risk, as in Climbing without oxygen is really taking your life in your hands.
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Yet this, in the end, is a book from which one emerges sad, gloomy, disenchanted, at least if we agree to take it seriously.
And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His life as a man is built around health insurance and tax services.
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Dean Swift was indeed a misanthrope by theory, however he may have made exception to private life.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
It is the dramatic impulse of childhood endeavouring to bring life into the dulness of the serious hours.Children's Ways|James Sully