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granted no quarter

To be offered no mercy, concession, or indulgence. We are at war with barbarians, soldier. You will be granted no quarter if you are taken captive; likewise, you shall grant them no quarter should you take them alive. This match determines if we're heading to the finals of the tournament, so make sure they are granted no quarter!
See also: grant, quarter

be taken for granted

1. To be considered innately true, real, or correct; to be anticipated as always being available or at hand. The plenitude of our natural resources has been taken for granted by people for most of human history. I guess we had taken for granted that our kids would stick around this town and take care of us when we get older.
2. To be underestimated or undervalued; to not be properly appreciated or recognized. I've decided to go out and start my own business, because I'm sick of being taken for granted in this huge corporation.
See also: grant, taken

grant someone no quarter

 and give someone no quarter
Fig. not to allow someone any mercy or indulgence. (Originally meant to refuse to imprison and simply to kill one's prisoner.) The professor was harsh on lazy students. During class, he granted them no quarter.
See also: grant, quarter

grant something to someone

to give or award something to someone. The foundation granted a large sum of money to Jane for her research. They granted an award to Kelly.
See also: grant

take someone or something for granted

to expect someone or something to be always available to serve in some way without thanks or recognition; to value someone or something too lightly. I wish you didn't take me for granted. I guess that I take a lot of things for granted.
See also: grant, take

not take anything for granted

to question everything, including what is usually accepted as true He did not take his luck for granted and worked constantly to be an even better dancer.
Usage notes: also used in the form take nothing for granted: The president took nothing for granted and worked hard to gain the support of Congress.
Opposite of: take something for granted
See also: anything, grant, not, take

take somebody for granted

to fail to appreciate someone When your own children are growing up, you tend to take them for granted, and then, suddenly, they are grown up. Politicians seem to take voters for granted, except when they face a serious challenge.
Usage notes: usually said about someone who is not appreciated because you think they will always be available
See also: grant, take

take something for granted

1. to fail to appreciate the value of something So many of us take clean water for granted.
2. to accept something as true without questioning or testing it We take it for granted that our children will be better off than we are. Opposite of: not take anything for granted
See also: grant, take

take it for granted

to believe that something is true without first thinking about it or making sure that it is true (usually + that ) I'd always seen them together and just took it for granted that they were married.
See also: grant, take

take somebody for granted

to not show that you are grateful to someone for helping you or that you are happy they are with you, often because they have helped you or been with you so often One of the problems with relationships is that after a while you begin to take each other for granted.
See also: grant, take

take something for granted

to expect something to be available all the time and forget that you are lucky to have it We take so many things for granted in this country - like having hot water whenever we need it.
See also: grant, take

take for granted

1. Consider as true or real, anticipate correctly, as in I took it for granted that they'd offer to pay for their share but I was wrong. [c. 1600]
2. Underestimate the value of, become used to, as in The editors felt that the publisher was taking them for granted.
See also: grant, take

take for granted

1. To consider as true, real, or forthcoming; anticipate correctly.
2. To underestimate the value of: a publisher who took the editors for granted.
See also: grant, take
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Renshaw and Granter, (7) however, found A103 immunopositivity in 15 (68%) of 22 adrenal cortical adenomas and 2 (50%) of 4 adrenal cortical carcinomas.
Technical assistance was kindly provided by Danny Boyce, Dena Wiseman, Olav Lyngstad, Donna Sommerton, Trevor Keough, Ralph Pynn, and Tracy Granter.
However, Beowulf is not a king in the first half of the poem, but the unpromising son of the outlaw Ecgtheow, and Grettir could hardly, in Iceland, have been made granter, numbering among his relations St Olafr of Norway, a high king of Ireland, and the legendary hero Ragnarr Lothbrok.
Edison Charter's scores must start improving again in 2002, warns John Mockler, executive director of the State Board of Education, which is now the school's charter granter.
Decent enough, but like any new technology that requires an openness of mind and a willingness to take risk, finding the public granters or private investors who can take the project to the next level has proved to be a major hurdle, at least for now.
This year, a special group of celebrity wish granters came together to craft a Public Service Announcement(PSA) to raise awareness about World Wish Day[sup.
Government payers, funders and granters must stop spending taxpayer dollars developing systems that require providers to perform duplicate data entry.
Table III demonstrates that below investment grade option granters have more positive excess stock returns and more negative excess bond returns than the corresponding reactions to below investment grade restricted stock granters.
Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities.
One of only nine planning grants made nationally by the IMLS, Pitt's project was identified by the granters as "one that will have an impact on library and information services and serve as models to libraries across the nation.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation aims to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and utilises a network of over 25,000 volunteers to serve as wish granters, and fundraisers.
Interestingly, in 1997 counterparties in emerging Asia were net granters of credit guarantees on the initial claims of U.
During Shirk's term, NSPA and the Farmers Home Administration signed an agreement to cooperate in the establishment of their respective policies and procedures, to complement each other's activities and for NSPA to provide voluntary technical and management assistance to FmHA applicants, borrowers and/or granters.
We're grateful for the tireless efforts of our volunteer wish granters, board members, donors, medical partners and staff who make these magical wishes possible.
So when Shahrul was visited by the Wish Granters from Make-A-Wish Malaysia, he was quick to express his heartfelt wish - to board a Malaysia Airlines plane to Langkawi and stay at a seaside resort.