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To give head

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To give head to let go, or to give up, control; to free from restraint; to give license.
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Usage

In literature:

I have three heads to give you.
"The Greatest Thing In the World and Other Addresses" by Henry Drummond
She must even give him her prayerful blessing in secret; she hardly dared to touch his head with her trembling hands.
"I.N.R.I." by Peter Rosegger
I really had to give her one over her head.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
I bowed my head in my hands and prayed for God to give me understanding.
"Principles of Teaching" by Adam S. Bennion
Billy had managed to give the snow-man's head a cock to one side.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
But suppose the high priest of Mexico had taken it into his head to give Spain to Montezuma, would his grant have been good?
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
My head, swathed in its golden coif, seemed to give the final perfect touch.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
Anyhow, it was sufficient to turn his head and give him ideas above his station.
"The Observations of Henry" by Jerome K. Jerome
It was work of which her father, a hard headed man of business, strongly disapproved, although he was ready enough to give his money.
"Told in a French Garden" by Mildred Aldrich
Look success from head to foot and then go to the address I'll give you.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
If you want to jump him, give him his head.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
So he sent his soldiers to the prison, and had John the Baptist's head cut off to give to that dancing-girl.
"The Good Shepherd" by Anonymous
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
"The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book" by Various
I really cannot give any sort of reason why I took it into my head to go in.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
To give more room, the heading was gradually widened.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
He goes naked through the streets, carrying his clothes on his head, and gives himself up to all sorts of extravagances.
"The Well of Saint Clare" by Anatole France
The head of the boat was then turned to the west, and the crew ordered to give way.
"Stand By The Union" by Oliver Optic
It was therefore their wish that there should be some head, but no one could bring himself to give way to another.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
As Rose was walking along, letting the balloons float over her head, and giving a ride to Lily, the big dog came bounding out of the side yard.
"Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's" by Laura Lee Hope
Would you have me give her them now to turn her minx's head with?
"The Waif Woman" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

Thou oilst my head, Thou fillest my cup;
Nay more, Thou endless good,
Shalt give me food.
To Thee, I say, ascended up,
Where Thou, the Lord of all, Dost hold thy hall.
"Psalm 23" by Sir Philip Sidney
Thy fostring pinions, o'er my favour'd head,
(That I may 'scape those horrid perils,) spread,
And give no dangerous distemper leave
Unto thy servant's earthly part to cleave.
"A Prayer For A Clergyman, When He Goes To Visit The Sick, Or In The Time Of A Plague" by Rees Prichard
'Spoke reason to her, and she bowed her head,
Having no argument, and giving up the strife.
She said I should be free. I think she said
That, for the asking, she would give me all her life.'
"Bitterness" by Victoria Sackville-West
"So sooner and surer the glory
That is not with us shall be,
And stronger the hands that smite
The heads of the sons of night,
And the sound throughout earth of our story
Give all men heart to be free."
"Mentana : First Anniversary" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Now, with a head that aches and nods
I hold weak hands out to the gods;
And oh! forgiving gods and kind,
They give me healing to my mind,
And show me once again the lawn
Green and clear-gemmed with dews of dawn.
"Second Nature" by Edith Nesbit
Behold where Age's wretched victim lies;
See his head trembling, and his half-closed eyes;
Frequent for breath his panting bosom heaves;
To broken sleeps his remnant sense he gives,
And only by his pains awaking finds he lives.
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Power. Book III." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Portraying a holiday turkey for American Airlines, Danney Sweeney gives out suckers to travelers heading out for the Thanksgiving holidays, at terminal three at O'Hare International Airport on Nov 23, 2011.
My guess is that most flights include at least one business traveler headed somewhere to give a speech of some kind.
An old woman detailing to a waiter her experience in "giving head" to her husband.
It makes no sense whatsoever for Penn State to give Tom Bradley its head coaching job.
At some point during training camp, rookie head coach Mike Yeo suggested to his players that it was time to give the Minnesota Wild fans not just a different story, but a good story.
Every day before I leave for work, I let Ricky, Lucy and Buddy out for a run through the woods, give Bam Bam a pat on the head and try to find Spidey, Baby and Mini to see if they're up for a cuddle, too.
New opposition head gives renewed hope to Syrians.
Near the end of the process, Hawkinson turned the bear's head slightly to give it more life.
THQAlberto Del Rio gives Randy Orton a "WWE 12" kick to the back of the head.
Charlie Sheen could be giving up the goddess lifestyle and heading back to work.
Bzdelik Heading to CU - "I'm gonna give it my best shot".
John Terry, center, heads the ball into the back of the net to give Chelsea an early 1-0 lead over Liverpool .
Some can do it with heads rightly held high, and go on to give valuable service to the nation.
The heat will be getting to us all very soon, so why not head to the water 106.9 The Rock is giving you a chance to win tickets to Splashway Waterpark in Sheridan or Hurricane Alley in Corpus Christi.
I love holiday shopping, I am so much more about giving gifts than recieving them, so i don't mind heading to the mall and gettin my shop on.
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In science:

Suppose also that N = 4 and that coin 4 had already come up heads once, at which time we added to column 1, giving λ.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Dyson, The Head of The Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, U.K., for giving him all rights of using all the department facilities during his visit to the department.
Application of Theorems on Null-Geodesics on the Solar Limb Effect
The matricial coding of ribbon tableaux used for numerical experimentations in [8, 9] is deficient because it does not give some elementary properties (shape and position of the head of the ribbons for example) without additional computations and cannot be generalized to skew shapes.
A generating algorithm for ribbon tableaux and spin polynomials
If w ∈ L, P1 can always find a way of responding to P0 that will lead M to acceptance, while giving correct information about the symbols scanned by the heads, so V will accept with probability 1.
Checking generalized debates with small space and randomness
Such a scenario would naturally give rise to an increased incidence of deeply penetrating orbits and might increase the probability of a head-on collision leading to the formation of a ring galaxy.
The Head-on Collision between Two Gas-Rich Galaxies: Neutral Hydrogen Debris from the Centrally-smooth Ring Galaxy VIIZw466
While these schemes probably work well for approximately thermal distributions, it will easily give rise to a large numerical heating when considering head on beam collisions.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
This gives the earliest publications a head start that is subsequently amplified by the preferential attachment process and they continue to receive citations indefinitely at a higher rate than later papers because they have more citations to begin with.
The first-mover advantage in scientific publication
Since the observed beating patterns of sperm flagella typically have an amplitude that increases with distance from the head, Machin concluded that there must be internal motors distributed along the length of the flagellum that give rise to the observed shape.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
The Head of AAT Science position gives me the opportunity to build on my experience with the AAT and to work with the astronomy group at the AAO.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
Consider a system consisting of a machine and a user, that communicate via a menu of two buttons es a fair choice whether to give a prize if “head” and “tail” positioned at the machine.
Testing Reactive Probabilistic Processes
Give a coin to a frequentist statistician and they experiment by flipping the coin a large number of times noting down the number of times they observe heads being uppermost and the number of times they observe tails.
Refinement for Probabilistic Systems with Nondeterminism
In both cases the degeneracy could be encoded as a sequence of integers (see Equ.(11) and, next, this sequence is Gödel encoded to give back the Gödel number 23!, that is the “head”. These are the two sides of the same coin.
A taylor-made arithmetic model of the genetic code and applications
In the test context, the hypergraph vertices are system states, each hyperedge represents a possible test stimulus, the head of the hyperedge is the state in which the stimulus can be delivered, and the tail of the hyperedge gives the states to which the system is allowed to transition under the stimulus.
Pessimistic Testing
From, any of the former properties implies that any configuration is either preperiodic or gives rise to a movement of the head arbitrarily far in some direction, but the converse is not true.
Zigzags in Turing machines
He was struck on the head and he was thrown beneath the wheels. A Dublin doctor was passing in a motor car and stopped to give assistance, but he was pronounced dead within a few minutes.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
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