something that is taken.
an action by the federal government, as a regulatory ruling, that imposes a restriction on the use of private property for which the owner must be compensated.
takings, receipts, especially of money earned or gained.
Archaic. a state of agitation or distress.
captivating, winning, or pleasing.
Archaic. infectious or contagious.
- tak·ing·ly, adverb
- un·tak·ing, adjective
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How to use taking in a sentence
She does what is right for her and offers inclusion for the taking.Carolyn Hax: Left behind at the holidays? Start setting your life’s itinerary. | Carolyn Hax | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
The bench and people are part of the permanent collection and not for the taking.It’s like a Little Free Library, but there’s art inside. People are flocking to it, tiny art in hand. | Cathy Free | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
He likes to stay on his toes when it comes to marketing and doing things worth risk-taking.Five strategies to promote your business using LinkedIn Stories | Aayush | December 31, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Here are five cloud business toolmakers that may be ripe for the taking.5 software acquisitions Salesforce’s Slack deal could spur | rhhackettfortune | December 4, 2020 | Fortune
In the swift and chaotic pivot to virtual test-taking, companies like Respondus — along with competitors including Honorlock, ProctorU and Proctorio — have stepped in to help schools keep watch on students.College Students Are Learning Hard Lessons About Anti-Cheating Software | Kara Grant | November 30, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Some of them already are in Germany taking language lessons.
The family was taking some private moments for a closing of the coffin in keeping with Chinese ritual.
But Scott, in taking the parlance of the street to the SportsCenter desk, helped affirm its ascendance.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott | Stereo Williams | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tim Russert and I are driving back to the Albany airport after taking our kids to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
So just looking forward to taking our sweet ass time with this next one.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll | James Joiner | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
It was such a magnificent sum that Sol did not feel like taking the familiarity with it of mentioning it aloud.The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
This may be done by taking the humming tone and bringing to bear upon it a strong pressure of energy.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Now and then the boy who had bought Squinty, and who was taking him home, would look around at his pet in the slatted box.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
Mr. Collingwood, taking the key from his mother, locked the little door in the boarding, after them.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
British Dictionary definitions for taking
charming, fascinating, or intriguing
informal infectious; catching
(plural) receipts; earnings
- takingly, adverb
- takingness, noun
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