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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To take by force, grab.

Usage examples (38)
  • seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
  • If insurgents like the Taliban again seize power, do you think the women in any of those countries will fare better or worse?
  • Prudence, her eyes on him, felt alarmed when she saw what must have been a twinge of pain seize his body and pass over his face.
  • We had no idea that this arcane "mother of all crimes" - ignored since World War II - would ever again seize public attention as it has recently, because of the conduct... for more
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  • The "seas" (more than one sea) will never "cease" (to stop) their tidal activity. One who "sees" (3d person singular, present tense of to see) clearly will know that she can "seize" a moment, but cannot stop the tide.
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