carry (something) with (one)

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carry (something) with (one)

1. To keep a physical object in one's possession. When this usage is employed in informal situations, the phrase can end at "with." I always carry a pen and paper with me, in case I get an idea for a song when I'm away from home. Since you have a backpack, can you carry my book with?
2. To retain something abstract, such as an idea or feeling. I learned so much from my grandmother when she was alive, and I know that I will carry her sense of compassion with me for the rest of my life. She's been carrying her grief with her for years.
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carry something with one

 and carry something with*
to have something with one or on one's person. (The second form is informal.) Do you always carry that bag with you? I always carry a pen with.
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The open forehead, the curly locks, the pleasant smile, the hundred ingratiating ways which we carry with us out of childhood, they may all remain when the innocence has fled, but surely the laugh of the morning of life must go.
This particular vehicle was what we call a "half-tented" wagon, that is to say, only covered in over the after twelve feet, leaving all the front part free for the necessaries we had to carry with us. In this after part were a hide "cartle," or bed, on which two people could sleep, also racks for rifles, and many other little conveniences.
'Yes, both, to be sure!' cried Rose; 'the more the merrier - and I'm sure we shall want all the cheerfulness we can carry with us to that great, dark, gloomy room, with its narrow latticed windows, and its dismal old furniture - unless she shows us into her studio again.'
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth day of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
Those who know the English Colonies abroad know that we carry with us us our pride, pills, prejudices, Harvey-sauces, cayenne-peppers, and other Lares, making a little Britain wherever we settle down.
This was very rational; but we both found out a remedy for it, which was to carry a framed sloop on board the ship, which, being taken in pieces, might, by the help of some carpenters, whom we agreed to carry with us, be set up again in the island, and finished fit to go to sea in a few days.
Constable Lee Thomas said: "The mobile tech-nology we now carry with us allows us to check."
Constable Lee Thomas from the Safer Neighbourhood Team said: "The mobile technology we now carry with us allows us to check vehicle tax, MOT and insurance on the move."
We all celebrate her life and the wonderful memories we will carry with us in our hearts forever.
"In the times of our lives, not only as a nation but in our personal lives, we feel that with all the bad luck we went through, or when our feelings were down, what we must carry with us are hope and faith," she said in Filipino.
His approach to business recognizes that who we are as people, we carry with us everywhere, even to the job.
I like to define it as something we carry with us in our minds.
It's an elegant, ritualized, witty village pageant, a reminder that culture's song is something we carry with us all the time.
There are gardening books galore and Google to consult but at a time when curiosity can be easily satisfied by the devices most of us carry with us, a new identification app called PlantSnapp has been launched.