seize the moment

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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.
RYAN Day claims he seized the moment during his UK Snooker Championship fourth round comeback against Li Hang.
With seconds left on the clock, Weir seized the moment from a scrum inside Italy's 22, steering the ball between the posts to win the battle of the basement boys.
I asked them to play hard, and basketball is a lot about instinct and seizing the moment, and the guys seized the moment.
LATE call-up Aidan Harte seized the moment to fire home 1-3 as Galway revived their NHL Division 1 hopes.
Darren seized the moment on stage and popped the question at the Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, where his girlfriend thought they were just part of the crowd at soul singer Alexander O'Neal's gig.
Although he was just seventeen years old, the Los Angeles native seized the moment and put his first amendment rights to use--singing the praises and glories of the U.
Mindful of the fat times in Sacramento, and with the Legislature hammering out a budget for the next fiscal year, the union has seized the moment to demand more for its members.
Jane Portal, a curator in the Oriental Antiquities Department at London's British Museum, has seized the moment with Art Under Control in North Korea, a curious hybrid of international-affairs primer and illustrated art-historical study.
Butcher and the unbeaten Strauss survived a number of hairy moments before they seized the moment to retire when the umpires declared an interest in the deteriorating light.
In every state, vocational schools--many of them no longer using the word vocational in their names--are in some phase of transition, either because of intense pressure to adapt to new demands or because educators have seized the moment as an opportunity to turn them around.
Mid-level commanders - sometimes a sergeant was the highest-surviving rank - seized the moment, issuing orders and rallying soldiers.