taking englannista suomeksi
hurmaava, puoleensavetävä, viehättävä
1655, (w), ''The Church-History of Britain from the Birth of Jesus Christ until the Year M.DC.XLVIII'', London: John Williams, “The Tenth Century,” p.(nbs)128,http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A40655.0001.001
- (..) a ''Proteus''-Devil appeared unto him, changing into Shapes, but fixing himself at last into the form of a Fair Woman. Strange, that Satan (so subtil in making his Temptations most taking) should preferre this form (..)
1793, (w), ''The Younger Brother'', London, for the author, Volume 2, Chapter 9, p.(nbs)263,http://name.umdl.umich.edu/004892630.0001.002
- His speech from the hustings was very original, and therefore very taking.
1878, (w), ''(w)'', Book 3, Chapter(nbs)1,http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17500/17500-h/17500-h.htm
- “Yes, Paris must be a taking place,” said Humphrey. “Grand shop-winders, trumpets, and drums; and here be we out of doors in all winds and weathers—”
(circa) (w), ''(w)'', Act II, Scene(nbs)4,http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/play_view.php?WorkID=kinglear&Scope=entire&pleasewait=1&msg=pl
- All the stor’d vengeances of heaven fall
- On her ingrateful top! Strike her young bones,
- You taking airs, with lameness!
1647, (w) and (w), ''(w)'', Act IV, Scene(nbs)3,https://www.gutenberg.org/files/14771/14771-h/14771-h.htm
- Come not near me,
- For I am yet too taking for your company.
The act by which something is taken.
1900, (w), ''(w),'' Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, Chapter(nbs)27,p.(nbs)290,https://archive.org/details/lordjimtale00conrrich/page/290
- At the taking of the stockade he had distinguished himself greatly by the methodical ferocity of his fighting.
A seizure of someone's goods or possessions.
A state of mental distress, resulting in excited or erratic behavior (in the expression ''in a taking'').
1874, (w), ''(w),'' Chapter(nbs)30,http://www.gutenberg.org/files/107/107-h/107-h.htm
- “And, dear miss, you won’t harry me and storm at me, will you? because you seem to swell so tall as a lion then, and it frightens me! Do you know, I fancy you would be a match for any man when you are in one o’ your takings.”
1970, (w), ''(w),'' New York: Fawcett Crest, Book(nbs)1, Chapter(nbs)2, p.(nbs)26,https://archive.org/details/cyrstalcave00stew
- “... there’ll be a beating for someone, by my reckoning, if he’s not there by the time the King’s looking round for him. He’s been in a rare taking since the outriders came in, that I can tell you.”
''Fred was concerned because the takings from his sweetshop had fallen again for the third week.''
''Count the shop's takings.''
1929, (w), ''(w),'' London: The Hogarth Press, 1931, Chapter(nbs)2, p.(nbs)60,https://archive.org/details/woolf_aroom
- ... the woman who keeps the greengrocer’s shop was adding up the day’s takings with her hands in red mittens.
1995, (w), ''(w),'' Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Chapter(nbs)12, pp.(nbs)554-555,https://archive.org/details/finebalanc00mist
- The child was not returned to the mother. ... strangers giving him suck found it easier to display the utter despair in their faces that made for successful begging, whereas if mother had had the pleasure of clasping her little son to her bosom all day, it would have been impossible to keep a spark of joy, however tiny, out of her eyes, which would have adversely affected the takings.
(present participle of)
(RQ:WBsnt IvryGt), foaming and raging. (..) He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage-horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.