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taken

and had and took
1. mod. cheated; deceived. I counted my change, and I knew I was taken.
2. mod. drug intoxicated; unconscious from drugs. The guy in the corner booth was taken and crying in his beer.
3. mod. dead. I’m sorry, your cat is taken—pifted. Your cat’s took, lady, tough luck.
4. mod. already claimed as someone’s mate or lover. Sorry, Bill, I’m already taken. Sam and I are engaged.
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When her dishes were washed and her bread sponge set and her hens fed Marilla remembered that she had noticed a small rent in her best black lace shawl when she had taken it off on Monday afternoon on returning from the Ladies' Aid.
Nor was this all; for though by this job I was become considerably richer than before, yet the resolution I had formerly taken, of leaving off this horrid trade when I had gotten a little more, did not return, but I must still get farther, and more; and the avarice joined so with the success, that I had no more thought of coming to a timely alteration of life, though without it I could expect no safety, no tranquillity in the possession of what I had so wickedly gained; but a little more, and a little more, was the case still.
In short, they robbed together, lay together, were taken together, and at last were hanged together.
They walked to the house they had taken, and looked over it.
I could have been content to have taken this Moor with me, and have drowned the boy, but there was no venturing to trust him.
Yet such was the fright I had taken of the Moors, and the dreadful apprehensions I had of falling into their hands, that I would not stop, or go on shore, or come to an anchor; the wind continuing fair till I had sailed in that manner five days; and then the wind shifting to the southward, I concluded also that if any of our vessels were in chase of me, they also would now give over; so I ventured to make to the coast, and came to an anchor in the mouth of a little river, I knew not what, nor where, neither what latitude, what country, what nation, or what river.
Afterwards when I have taken the body home you shall have your fill of weeping.
I will not blame the course taken by the king, because, wishing to get a foothold in Italy, and having no friends there--seeing rather that every door was shut to him owing to the conduct of Charles--he was forced to accept those friendships which he could get, and he would have succeeded very quickly in his design if in other matters he had not made some mistakes.
Which errors, had he lived, were not enough to injure him had he not made a sixth by taking away their dominions from the Venetians; because, had he not aggrandized the Church, nor brought Spain into Italy, it would have been very reasonable and necessary to humble them; but having first taken these steps, he ought never to have consented to their ruin, for they, being powerful, would always have kept off others from designs on Lombardy, to which the Venetians would never have consented except to become masters themselves there; also because the others would not wish to take Lombardy from France in order to give it to the Venetians, and to run counter to both they would not have had the courage.
Thus King Louis lost Lombardy by not having followed any of the conditions observed by those who have taken possession of countries and wished to retain them.
Islamabad -- The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the offshore business of Sharif family has obtained the details regarding billion of rupees loan taken by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif illegally.
Paul Milburn won the Get Carter Open at Easington with a cod of 5lb taken from the Flight.
27 : captivate, delight <We were taken with its beauty.
Use two and you've hit the Tolerable Upper Intake Level--the largest amount of retinol that can be taken every day for months without risking liver damage, birth defects, and increased risk of hip fractures.
Similarly, one in 10 teenagers who initially reported being sexually experienced claimed never to have had sex when asked in the second interview; the odds of this change were raised among those who had taken a virginity pledge and those who said they had been born again since Wave 1.