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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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Now the old man only made a pretence of renouncing wine; he frequented wine-shops like other people, and had taken none of the precautions Noureddin had proposed.
It happened that night, however, that a fisherman had taken advantage of the gate being open to go in and cast his nets.
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.
Agamemnon has taken her from me; he has played me false; I know him; let him tempt me no further, for he shall not move me.
Jove has held his hand over her to protect her, and her people have taken heart.
She persisted in asserting that she had not taken the brooch.
This child had taken and lost her treasured amethyst brooch and now sat there calmly reciting the details thereof without the least apparent compunction or repentance.
At that meeting Vronsky perceived that Golenishtchev had taken up a sort of lofty, intellectually liberal line, and was consequently disposed to look down upon Vronsky's interests and calling in life.
And in fact, Golenishtchev's manner to Madame Karenina, when he was taken to call on her, was all that Vronsky could have desired.
The first words I said to him, when I saw the turn things had taken, were, "Do me justice--clear my character of a stain on it which you know I don't deserve.
I had taken Anne to the north with me, having my whims and fancies, occasionally, about my child, and getting, at such times, jealous of Mrs.
I knew where my patron's case of bottles stood, which it was evident, by the make, were taken out of some English prize, and I conveyed them into the boat while the Moor was on shore, as if they had been there before for our master.
says I, 'that is a trade I have no skill in, and if I should be taken I am undone at once.
The inmates had fled or been taken into custody, he could not say which.