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 know that I will carry her sense of compassion with me for the rest of my life.
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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.
See also: carry, one
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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.
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.
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.
The phones we carry with us everywhere we go have improved our lives in so many ways, they should also be able to alert us of an impending emergency.
His approach to business recognizes that who we are as people, we carry with us everywhere, even to the job.
It's an elegant, ritualized, witty village pageant, a reminder that culture's song is something we carry with us all the time.
Most of us feel stressed about all the things we need to do - we have to-do lists, not just on slips of paper we carry with us or on our iPhones, but also in our heads," psychological scientist and study author David Rosenbaum of Pennsylvania State University said.
Dr Todd added: "Whether they're positive - a first kiss, the birth of a child, an award - or negative, such as traumatic events, break-ups, or a painful and humiliating childhood moment that we all carry with us, the effect is the same.
CDATA[ The author expresses what most of us carry with us from the two Memorial Days this month.
Gone but not forgotten as we carry with us all the happy times we shared together.
Though not spring chickens, my wife and I are capable enough of shifting what we carry with us, nonetheless it seems discourteous of drivers not to offer some assistance.
It occurred to me that humor is the best, most important thing that we should carry with us from place to place, wherever our journey of the heart takes us.
It was then another vague point on that personal map we all carry with us, that individualized construct, some collage of arts and letters, TV images, newspaper reports, travelers' tales, and gossip, bundled together with the idiosyncratic strings of prejudice, interest, and passion.