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seize the moment

To take full advantage of life's opportunities whenever and wherever they present themselves; to live life to one's full potential. I've tried to get the most out of life by always seizing the moment. That's how I ended up living in Europe and fell in love with your father!
See also: moment, seize
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It seemed as if, with the termination of the roar of artillery and the plunging of shot, nature had also seized the moment to assume her mildest and most captivating form.
It would have been easy for Kirby, with his powerful frame, to have seized the moment to scale the bastion, and, with his great strength, to have sent both of its defenders in pursuit of the veteran; but hostility appeared to he the passion that the wood-chopper indulged the least in at that moment, for, in a voice that was heard by the retreating left wing, he shouted:
A painter would gladly have seized the moment, to transfer the wild and characteristic scene to the canvass.
So the two swords were crossed close to the hilts, and as D'Artagnan stood firm, it was his adversary who made the retreating step; but D'Artagnan seized the moment at which, in this movement, the sword of Bernajoux deviated from the line.
She relishes the opportunity as much as she seized the moment on the court.
American women seized the moment in the Atlanta Olympics, with women's teams capturing gold medals and huge audiences in softball, soccer, gymnastics and basketball and in track and swimming relays.
So they suddenly seized the moment and knew that there was some money in the house.
Isolde Kostner of Italy seized the moment and the victory Monday when favored Katja Seizinger fell just 15 seconds into the super-G at the World Alpine Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
A reporter seized the moment to ask Clinton if he was looking forward to having dinner at Saturday night's White House Correspondents Association dinner in the same room as Paula Jones, the woman who has accused him of sexual harassment.
The Spartans seized the moment with three more runs and the rally was capped by a two-run single by Eddie Camacho.
This is the America that is worth fighting for and the president has seized the moment and promised to lead us through the difficult days and months ahead.
Hutton seized the moment and quipped, ``But we're here in support of those dogs,'' referring to the organization's animal-rights roots.
But after last week's Disney shareholder vote, the Philadelphia-based cable television giant had seized the moment to renew its unsolicited bid for Disney.
No fool when it comes to political manipulation, Hahn seized the moment and bellyached: ``The state pulled the rug out from under us.
De La Hoya seized the moment, wailing away on a helpless Vargas in the corner until referee Joe Cortez had seen enough.