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as in: implement the action Define
to put a plan or tool into effect
  • The committee will decide how best to implement the plan.
  • We agree on the goal, but differ on how to implement it.

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  • The practical implementation of the guidelines will require...
  • The subjects will be allowed one full night’s sleep before Stage 2 implementation.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • In mid-1944, in response to the dismal results of Pacific rescue searches, the AAF implemented a vastly enhanced rescue system.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It’s Max, who appointed Eric to Dauntless leadership at Jeanine’s demand, who implemented policies of cruelty and brutality in Dauntless initiation.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Those guidelines had been implemented in 1966, in the aftermath of the Southam trial, and then expanded to include a detailed definition of informed consent in 1971.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • If Demoxie worked, they said, then laughed—when Demoxie is implemented, of course it will work, they said—and when it does, you’ll finally have a fully engaged populace, and when you do, the country and the world will hear from the youth, and their inherent idealism and progressivism will upend the planet.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Wary of potential violence, several states implemented reforms to eliminate the most abusive practices.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There is work to be done, modifications to be made, an Institute to be run, plans to be implemented!
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society

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  • Herman Blake, a black professor at the college who had been born on a sea island further up the coast, was the mercurial, driving force behind the program; he devised it, implemented it, and was the strong shaft that supported the experiment in the early days and nurtured it past the stormy and vehement disapproval of the island troll, Ted Stone.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Before Alan could protest, Mujaddid had explained the various advantages of having a second home — he used the phrase pieda-terre — here at KAEC, especially for a man like himself, who was likely to be spending some time here implementing the IT plan.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • By pure mistake, his implementation is sometimes more pure than his intentions.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • That’s when company officials implemented another outreach program: to lure Hmong refugees who had been resettled in Minnesota and Wisconsin to move to Stillmore.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I’ve entrusted him with carrying Alice into the future as the research scientist designing and implementing my professional legacy.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • For now, they decided to keep this plan a secret even from their advisers, hoping necessity wouldn’t demand its implementation.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • If the plan were to succeed, though, it would have to be implemented before the new troops reached Carvahall, which left only a few days-if that-to arrange the departure of some three hundred people.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Again, we had the duality of viewpoint regarding who was actually implementing these patterns of tension, rumor and explosion.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Admission to the ARPL was a mark of considerable status, and it ensured future funds for implementation and development.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • But it was new, only implemented since the night before, when, en route to a cocktail party, it became apparent that no one had packed the glasses.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • For the secret Lowell Lee, the one concealed inside the shy church going biology student, fancied himself an ice-hearted master criminal: he wanted to wear gangsterish silk shirts and drive scarlet sports cars; he wanted to be recognized as no mere bespectacled, bookish, overweight, virginal schoolboy; and while he did not dislike any member of his family, at least not consciously, murdering them seemed the swiftest, most sensible way of implementing the fantasies that possessed him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It was a fairaccord, and I suspect that if it had been implemented it would indeed have helped to staunch the bloodletting.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I have instructions for him and they are to be implemented immediately, while the fires in Kowloon still light up the sky.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And whenever he came to Zurich, certain precautions were implemented to protect him from unexpected, or unwanted, visitors.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • During his second term in office, Comrade E. M. S. went about implementing the Peaceful Transition more soberly.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Comrade Admiral, we find that your secret provisions to safeguard the security of the submarine Red October were successfully implemented—unless, that is, Captain Ramius was blameless and scuttled the ship himself along with his officers and the Americans who were doubtless trying to steal it.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • But still, Mr. Madison implemented Plan B. I had designated 1 p.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • We have begun implementing the By-Half Plan!
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Overcoming strong opposition, compromising when she had to, Solis worked with political and business leaders to secure passage of pioneering legislation requiring that all communi-ties be treated fairly with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The practical implementation of the Novgorod process was simple in structure.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • This is a failure of implementation on a scale which shames us all.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • They say no plan survives first contact with implementation.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • When they get to the part about the implementation of Matching, Xander turns to look at me.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Duck Commander was always in the back of my mind, its implementation only awaiting a trigger.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • What’s the status of this fashion and beauty line you claim the deceased was implementing?
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • It was the way it had always worked with them; Vic was the raw idea man, Roger the shaper and implementer.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Other countries have enacted much tougher food safety laws and implemented much more thorough food inspection systems.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Even though we agree about that, my mother and I disagree about the implementation of our commitment to moral awareness.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Since the implementation of Phase XVII of the Austerity Program, employees have been allowed to bring their own bathroom tissue from home.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Imagine for a moment if the NCAA implemented one of the many calls for including major college football in a playoff system or compensating players.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Checking the backgrounds of Swedish citizens was one thing, but the crucial question was how security control within SIS itself would be implemented.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • 14 Therefore, if the alliance’s resolutions can only be enforced by each member state, they probably won’t be implemented at all.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Free people of Berlin: Today, as in the past, the United States stands for the strict observance and full implementation of all parts of the Four Power Agreement of 1971.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • After a few generations, when your city didn’t tear itself apart and the others did, the Bureau implemented the faction components in the newer cities—Saint Louis, Detroit, and Minneapolis—using the relatively new Indianapolis experiment as a control group.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • And though the implementation will inevitably be approximate and debatable, and though totalitarianism or technocratic government can obtain some swift successes, in the end, only a democracy can enlist a people’s energies on a sustained and renewable basis.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • In these circumstances it appears to the Governments of the United Kingdom and France that by their action the German Government have created conditions, namely, an aggressive act of force against Poland threatening the independence of Poland, which call for the implementation by the Government of the United Kingdom and France of the undertaking to Poland to come to her assistance.
    Neville Chamberlain  --  Nazi Invasion of Poland Speech
  • For one thing because he would have to move to France full-time to see them implemented, and he isn’t interested in giving up his job at Lazard Frères.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Implementing U.S. trade policies that give a strong preference to goods from immigrant-sending countries would help spur growth in certain industries, such as textiles, that employ women in Honduras.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He said, remember, that the company is the basic unit of military organization because, in a group under 150, "orders can be implemented and unruly behavior controlled on the basis of personal loyalties and direct man-to-man contacts."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I implemented a lifestyle change. nutritionwise . a couple of years ago.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
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as in: a small implement Define
a small tool or other useful object
  • They found a skeleton along with a number of implements belonging to the Stone Age era.
  • I have copies of these letters, for I found means, during my residence in the hovel, to procure the implements of writing; and the letters were often in the hands of Felix or Agatha.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • Sometimes the work was hard; the implements had been designed for human beings and not for animals, and it was a great drawback that no animal was able to use any tool that involved standing on his hind legs.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • And the men in the seat were tired and angry and sad, for they had got eighteen dollars for every movable thing from the farm: the horses, the wagon, the implements, and all the furniture from the house.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • In the center was a mahogany table, covered with books, and smokers’ implements;
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled, that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.
    Patrick Henry  --  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • Finally he rose and went to the table and hooked up the little two burner gas stove and lit it and got out a frying pan and a kettle and opened the plastic box of kitchen implements.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • WHEN THE TRUCK HAD GONE, loaded with implements, with heavy tools, with beds and springs, with every movable thing that might be sold, Tom hung around the place.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • He mooned into the barn shed, into the empty stalls, and he walked into the implement leanto and kicked the refuse that was left, turned a broken mower tooth with his foot.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • His cleaver had a blade about two feet long, and he never made but one cut; he made it so neatly, too, that his implement did not smite through and dull itself—there was just enough force for a perfect cut, and no more.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • In the teeth of every difficulty, in spite of inexperience, of primitive implements, of bad luck and of Snowball’s treachery, the work had been finished punctually to the very day!
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • ...implements and men must be treated fairly to give you the "virtue" which is in them.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • ...spades, hammers, axes, and every other building implement lay scattered on the ground ready for the workman’s hand...
    Andrew Lang  --  The Yellow Fairy Book
  • The implement they usually employ is a shark’s tooth, which is about as well adapted to the purpose as a one-pronged fork for pitching hay.
    Herman Melville  --  Typee
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  • Willed introversion, in fact, is one of the classic implements of creative genius and can be employed as a deliberate device.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It was open, and Dart could see the implements it held.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar

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  • But not with any implement.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • We had yet to learn these things and implement survival tactics, which was what it came down to.
    Ishmael Beah  --  A Long Way Gone
  • In vain he trotted, signalling in vain among the rout of barekneed gillies smuggling implements of music through Trinity gates.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A large warehouse for agricultural implements.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Fear cripples faster than any implement of war.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But most had flails obtained from the store of Don Guillermo Martin, who was a fascist and sold all sorts of agricultural implements.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • If Moody had been able to implement his plan, I would have felt an initial sense of defeat.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Albert took the implements out of the cigar box.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • A third strategy is to grab one rope in one hand and use an implement, such as a long pole, to pull the other rope toward you.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • For, just before she came down the ladder, she called me to the top of that grotesque implement that I went up and down like a tranquil jumping-jack.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Around the periphery of a great square were shops selling every implement he could imagine related to the erection and destruction of buildings.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Others were full of ranchers’ implements and sacks of grain and bales of hay.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • After the hunters came the squaws, with their crude flint and bone implements, to skin the buffalo and cut up the meat and pack it to the encampment.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • Then he brought into use a huge, heavy knife, a murderous-looking implement it appeared to Carley, with which he cut slices of ham.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • It was a world in which the basic implement of combat, the rifle, was an object of obsession.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • It was this same power that he used so successfully to implement the research and construction leading to Wildfire.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • And what he did for the farm implements, his wife, O-lan, did for the house implements.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • And last he must implement the journey.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • From the moment Mr. Carter hired him and placed him in charge of operations, the Captain began to implement the latest in mining technology.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • This second marriage provided Thomas with a new implement of torture for his wife.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The walls were lined with every kind of power tool Leo could imagine, plus a huge assortment of knives, swords, and other implements of destruction.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He picked a long implement from the wall.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He’d just sit there and stare at a wall, forcing Mama to resort to other implements of pain — but Rano would not show any emotion.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • In short order, Malan began to implement his pernicious program.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Her own stout person and its surrounding implements took up so much room that Lily, to pass her, had to gather up her skirts and brush against the wall.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • When at last Fanny sat down to eat and drink, she threw the table implements about and was angry with her bread, much as her father had been last night.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • You shuddered as you gazed, and wondered what monstrous cannibal and savage could ever have gone a death-harvesting with such a hacking, horrifying implement.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It was as if the implement were confused, skittering over the surface of the dead skin, seeking the living spirit of the Shadowhunter that was no longer there.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • I used to think of my body as an instrument, of pleasure, or a means of transportation, or an implement for the accomplishment of my will.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Plunging in beside him was his fiancee, Miss Ada Quist, daughter of the feed and implement store.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Praised be God, I have never had occasion to meddle with murderous implements!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "I know’d it! and I said it!" muttered the scout, whirling the despised little implement over the falls with bitter disdain.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • My farm outgoes for the first season were, for implements, seed, work, etc., $14.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • A third strategy is to grab one rope in one hand and use an implement, such as a long pole, to pull the other rope toward you.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • And what he did for the farm implements, his wife, O-lan, did for the house implements.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • Then, still agitating, in his mastered emotion, his implement of the chase, he walked rapidly away.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Against the right wall sat a single bed, a messy desk, and an open wardrobe filled with extra denim clothes and a stack of farm implements, like pitchforks and rakes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • A more drastic search than the previous one was undertaken, house by house, and this time they even took farm implements.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The implements of the little feast had been disposed upon the lawn of an old English country-house, in what I should call the perfect middle of a splendid summer afternoon.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The implements of the little feast had been disposed upon the lawn of an old English country-house, in what I should call the perfect middle of a splendid summer afternoon.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Then "There’s our house, end of the next block," said Leora, as they turned the corner at the feed and implement store, and in a panic of embarrassment Martin wanted to halt.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • On the sides of the apartment hung implements of war and of the chase, and there were at each corner folding doors, which gave access to other parts of the extensive building.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • All this—with nails, tools and agricultural implements—completed our cargo, and sank our boat so low, that I should have been obliged to lighten her had not the sea been calm.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Miss Stackpole showed no sense of confusion; she simply wiped her pen, very neatly, upon an elegant little implement which she kept for the purpose, and put away her manuscript.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • Miss Stackpole showed no sense of confusion; she simply wiped her pen, very neatly, upon an elegant little implement which she kept for the purpose, and put away her manuscript.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Don Guillermo’s house was no house, since he had not much money and was only a fascist to be a snob and to console himself that he must work for little, running a wooden-implement shop.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • It means that today, if Martin wants to implement some policy, he has to waste time on a lobbying operation to ensure support from at least 20 percent to 25 percent of the shareholders.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • However, after some time had passed, and I had exhausted the tasks which could usefully be achieved with the implements I happened to have at hand, Miss Kenton was evidently still outside.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
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