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give and take


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v give and take make mutual concessions "In life you have to give and take"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Give and take to give and get fairly, fair measure on both sides
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  • George B. Mere
    George B. Mere
    “Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    “Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.”


Give and take - Where there is give and take, people make concessions in order to get things they want in negotiations.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. giefan; Goth. giban, Ger. geben.


In literature:

There has come up a shadow of a doubt, and sooner than be in the wrong, we give another site and take all the expense.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
He never relaxed to the give and take of casual talk with his captive.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
I will take care of him, and love him, and give up my life for his sake.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Here, take my hunting shirt and cap, and give me your blanket and hat.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
At length, about three in the morning, he decided to give himself a rest and take a drink.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
It's not my habit to take, but to give; and to you I give this!
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
Go and buy it, and tell 'em to bring it here, that I may give them the directions where to take it.
"A Budget of Christmas Tales by Charles Dickens and Others" by Various
He liked hard knocks, give and take.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Earthmaker has punished me by giving me no children by my second wife and at last taking her from me.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Take them up and lay them on a dish; strain your sauce, and give it a quick boil and pour it over the fish.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
God's covenant is ever: Give all and take all.
"The Ministry of Intercession" by Andrew Murray
He had come two thousand miles to live neighbors; I must give up my claim and take up another near his, on the mainland.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
If the land will not pay you give it up and take to something else.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
He would give and take.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
It curls round this way, and then twists over that way, and then gives two curls, so and so; and it takes a great while to do it.
"What She Could" by Susan Warner
Help me and I'll take these young ruffians before Judge Gross and compel them to give bonds for good behavior.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
Give her whatever she will take; and keep cheerful, all of you.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
One the men says to me to come with him and takes me to the woods and gives me an ax.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He was the butt of every one, and knew how to take, as well as give a joke.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
I am sure, too, I honestly tried to share in that "give and take" which is the essence of school-girl conduct.
"The Fortunes of Philippa" by Angela Brazil

In poetry:

Then take it kindly, as 'twas meant,
And let the giver live,
Who with it would the world have sent
Had it been his to give.
"Songs Set To Music: 16. Set" by Matthew Prior
To give a thing and take again
Is counted meanness among men;
To take away what once is given
Cannot then be the way of heaven!
"The Giver" by George MacDonald
"Oh give to me this darling child,
And take my purse of gold."
"Nay, not by me," her master said,
"Shall sweet Kathleen be sold.
"Kathleen" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I am alone, in spite of love,
In spite of all I take and give—
In spite of all your tenderness,
Sometimes I am not glad to live.
"Alone" by Sara Teasdale
Take all the rest; but give me this,
And the bird that nestles in it;
I love it, for it loves the Broom -
The green and yellow linnet.
"The Broom Flower" by Mary Botham Howitt
And the monk answered, "All I have
In this poor cell of mine I give,
The silver cup my mother gave;
In Christ's name take thou it, and live."
"St.Gregory's Guest" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Rapper Young MC and a Kankakee city official reportedly want to give Jay Cutler a chance to redeem himself for his weak sauce rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley on Saturday.
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and give sincere thanks to the Paden City and Sistersville Fire Departments.
It takes two people to negotiate, sometimes the other party is not in a position to do anything differently and therefore there is no give and take.
Writers include TNT/ Olympian journalist Molly Gilmore, playwright Rosalind Bell, photographer Jesse Michener, novelist Tom Llewellyn and PR guru Courtnay Chamberlin, who give insightful personal and historic takes on the neighborhoods.
Jimmy Kimmel gives people an opportunity to take a look at, and give their opinions on the new iPhone 5.
It's not that IBM is against Oracle Linux, it's just that, as with any new operating system, it takes time and demand for IBM to give it fullscale support.
Born somewhere in the 50s – give or take – and are nowhere near being ready to hang up your spurs.
What they didn't realize for years, according to returned missionary David Jensen, is that Kyalo was quietly taking starving orphans off the streets and giving them hope.
There are even parodies of "The Giving Tree" ("The Taking Tree") and "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" ("If You Give a Kid a Cookie, Will He Shut the F— Up.
Globalization was supposed to have give-and-take.
Meaningful give and take is necessary to avoid bankruptcy.
Workers who find new jobs after age 50 often take pay cuts, give up pension and health care benefits, and lose managerial duties.
His new song is 'Give it All We Got Tonight' and it will be taking on 'Better Dig Two' which is the latest from The Band Perry .
Benjamin Eskra wants to be known for giving great care and taking a personal interest in every patient.
They give their take on the debut of rookie Nick Foles, and whether it's a lock that Michael Vick will be on the bench for the rest of the season.

In science:

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Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
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Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
Any differential graded algebra (A, ∂, µ) gives an A∞ -algebra-structure on A by taking m1 := ∂, m2 := µ and mk := 0 for k ≥ 3.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
This takes care of all terms in the sum (10) with r = 1, and these together with the LHS of equation (10) give the LHS of formula (11).
Generating functions for moments of the quasi-nilpotent DT-operator
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Derangements in simple and primitive groups
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Product Groups, Discrete Symmetries, and Grand Unification
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Green's canonical syzygy conjecture for generic curves of odd genus
Nevertheless, even if these languages will never be used to build the final application, their execution can give useful and very quick feedback to the MAS developer, who can take advantage of this early testing and debugging for iteratively re fining the MAS specification.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
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Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
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Random walks with $k$-wise independent increments
We now give an example to show that Question 2 has an affirmative answer, and that we may take X to be T.
Extensions of endomorphisms of C(X)
The proofs of (3.3) and (3.4) rely on the following lemma, which gives explicit formulas for the expectations involved (before taking limits).
Asymptotic Freeness of Random Permutation Matrices from Gaussian Matrices
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The Theory of Sets of Ordinals
A (µ − 2)-representation ρ : Γ → SL(2, C) naturally gives rise to a µ-Markoff map φ ∈ Φµ via the correspondence between Ω and ˆΩ by taking the traces of [g ] ∈ ˆΩ, that is, by φ(X ) = trρ(g ) where [g ] ∈ ˆΩ represents the simple closed curve corresponding to X ∈ Ω.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
Taking the limit q → 1 gives the sought relationship between (5.3) and a random matrix average.
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages