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take the time

To make an effort to spend enough time on something to do it properly or sufficiently. If you can't even take the time to read my emails, how can I expect you to follow my instructions? You need to take the time to roll out the dough, or else they won't bake properly.
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He met with me and other Whatcom residents, taking the time to listen to our concerns about the increased jet traffic.
Dear Debra and Charles, I would like to thank both of you once again for dedicating your lives to creating a more peaceful world through vegetarianism and for taking the time to read through hundreds of applications each year for The Vegetarian Resource Group's scholarship to reward young people like myself who often feel like we do not get recognized for the work we do.
I appreciate your taking the time to inform an ignorant public of some of the more specific ways our gay brothers and sisters are being treated around the world.
Taking the time for the everyday manufacturer-recommended maintenance is essential to keeping a machine up in a demolition environment, says Art Desmarais, owner of Northwood, N.
Thank you SGT Brackett for all your efforts and ESPECIALLY taking the time to tell of the unselfish deeds of Joe Woll and Don Matherne.
Thanks for taking the time to read my email and I will look forward to your response.
Thank you again for taking the time to review and comment on these proposals.
Consumer director Mary O'Dea said there were significant savings to be made by taking the time to shop around.
I pride myself on listening to my client's needs and taking the time to understand their concerns," said Golub.
Frost builds his tale in carefully crafted layers, taking the time to find just the right details to create his convincing narrative.
Taking the time to teach children the boundless generosity of the plant kingdom will be a blessing for them and their future relationship with nature.
Perhaps the single most important factor in the successful treatment of chronic wounds is taking the time to assess the wound appropriately before proceeding with treatment.
People are taking the time to smell the roses and realize what life is about,'' said Isabelle Landis, chairwoman of the Simi Valley event and one of the organizers, along with David Parish and Sandy Martin.
All jokes aside, the bottom line - whether you're starting a business or trying to solidify your own accounts - is that a lot of financial errors can be avoided simply by taking the time to adequately research your stated goals and then sharing your plans and discoveries with others.
We'd like to thank Jack and Chris for taking the time to make this issue a historic one and we really hope you enjoy it.
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