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make notes

To record important details of what one hears or sees (by writing or typing them) in order to study or reference them later. All of this information will be on the exam, so be sure to make detailed notes. I wish the journalist had just used a tape recorder, because the sound of him making notes throughout the interview was really distracting. I didn't make any notes, so I was completely lost during the workshop after the presentation.
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Stories and poems were springing into spontaneous creation in his brain, and he made notes of them against the future time when he would give them expression.
The clerk took the patient into one of the inner rooms; they were smaller, and each had a couch in it covered with black horse-hair: he asked his patient a variety of questions, examined his lungs, his heart, and his liver, made notes of fact on the hospital letter, formed in his own mind some idea of the diagnosis, and then waited for Dr.
Bounderby tried the case of the robbery, examined the witnesses, made notes of the evidence, found the suspected persons guilty, and sentenced them to the extreme punishment of the law.
I made notes of my patient's pulse and temperature, tested the rigidity of his muscles, and examined his reflexes.
Minora thought the incident typical of German manners, and not only made notes about it, but joined heartily in the health-drinking, and afterward grew skittish.
Her eyes made notes of admiration for every one of the sentences in which Becky described the persecutions of her aristocratic relatives and the falling away of her husband.
By the doctor's advice I made notes at the time of dates and hours, and such like.
Learn my miseries and do not seek to increase your own." Frankenstein discovered that I made notes concerning his history; he asked to see them and then himself corrected and augmented them in many places, but principally in giving the life and spirit to the conversations he held with his enemy.
Bert copied sketches, he made notes, he made a quite tolerable and intelligent copy of the essential drawings and sketches of the others.
'I generally only used one reviewer, did two reads, made notes in index cards to go over during preweek, plus read the codals.
He further said that Ali Haider had made notes during captivity to write a book but they were set on fire.
Mark Colborne, 37, likened himself to Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Breivik and made notes of his plan to assassinate the royal heir with a sniper rifle.
Mark Colborne, 37, likened himself to Norwegian far-right terrorist Anders Breivik and made notes in his diary of his plan to assassinate the royal heir with a high-powered sniper rifle.
He made notes about the language, known as LTI (Lingua Tertii Imperii), in his diary, and includes excerpts from the diary to describe its features, specific words and phrases, how it created Nazi culture, and the context of what was happening in Germany and his experiences.
The woman claimed for a time she did not shower or have a bath and made notes of her ordeal like character Kathy Beale in the BBC soap.