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implement as in:  implement the action

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  • Implementation of the guidelines will require two years.
    implementation = putting a plan into effect
  • "To the Fedayeen of Islam [or Islamic sacrificers], this is not the right way to implement Islam," he wrote.   (source)
    implement = put into effect
  • In mid-1944, in response to the dismal results of Pacific rescue searches, the AAF implemented a vastly enhanced rescue system.   (source)
    implemented = put into effect (began using)
  • Arnold helped build Disney World in Orlando, and had gone on to implement major Parks at Magic Mountain in California, Old Country in Virginia, and Astroworld in Houston.   (source)
    implement = put plans into effect for
  • The subjects will be allowed one full night's sleep before Stage 2 implementation.   (source)
    implementation = putting a plan into effect
  • It's Max, who appointed Eric to Dauntless leadership at Jeanine's demand, who implemented policies of cruelty and brutality in Dauntless initiation.   (source)
    implemented = put into effect
  • 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.   (source)
  • They've all been implemented and run on computers.†   (source)
  • A sampling: "Despite grading's great promise, we show that the regulatory design, implementation, and practice suffer from serious flaws: jurisdictions fudge more than nudge.†   (source)
  • Wary of potential violence, several states implemented reforms to eliminate the most abusive practices.†   (source)
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  • They say no plan survives first contact with implementation.†   (source)
  • There is work to be done, modifications to be made, an Institute to be run, plans to be implemented!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The idea, then, was Judd's, but the implementation has the mark of Waterford upon it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • During his second term in office, Comrade E. M. S. went about implementing the Peaceful Transition more soberly.†   (source)
  • But still, Mr. Madison implemented Plan B. I had designated 1 p. m., following the lunch period, for everyone to meet on the lawn.†   (source)
  • I've entrusted him with carrying Alice into the future as the research scientist designing and implementing my professional legacy.†   (source)
  • Since the implementation of Phase XVII of the Austerity Program, employees have been allowed to bring their own bathroom tissue from home.†   (source)
  • For now, they decided to keep this plan a secret even from their advisers, hoping necessity wouldn't demand its implementation.†   (source)
  • By pure mistake, his implementation is sometimes more pure than his intentions.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was the way it had always worked with them; Vic was the raw idea man, Roger the shaper and implementer.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When they get to the part about the implementation of Matching, Xander turns to look at me.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • Other countries have enacted much tougher food safety laws and implemented much more thorough food inspection systems.†   (source)
  • It was a fairaccord, and I suspect that if it had been implemented it would indeed have helped to staunch the bloodletting.†   (source)
  • This is a failure of implementation on a scale which shames us all.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I implemented a lifestyle change—nutrition-wise—a couple of years ago.†   (source)
  • Brown implemented an innovative re-directing braking system that improved safety of rappel operations.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And whenever he came to Zurich, certain precautions were implemented to protect him from unexpected, or unwanted, visitors.†   (source)
  • We have begun implementing the By-Half Plan!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Checking the backgrounds of Swedish citizens was one thing, but the crucial question was how security control within SIS itself would be implemented.†   (source)
  • What's the status of this fashion and beauty line you claim the deceased was implementing?†   (source)
  • Duck Commander was always in the back of my mind, its implementation only awaiting a trigger.†   (source)
  • Therefore, if the alliance's resolutions can only be enforced by each member state, they probably won't be implemented at all.†   (source)
  • No one ever told me, not my parents or my sisters or my teachers, until now, right this minute, in the "Wander Indiana" section of U.S. Geography—the one that was implemented by the school board this year in an effort to "enlighten students as to the rich history available in their own home state and inspire Hoosier pride."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Again, we had the duality of viewpoint regarding who was actually implementing these patterns of tension, rumor and explosion.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Fazlullah denounced Pakistani government officials as "infidels" and said they were opposed to bringing in sharia law. He said that if they did not implement it, his men would "enforce it and tear them to pieces."   (source)
  • The practical implementation of the Novgorod process was simple in structure.†   (source)
  • Are you sure that there aren't any changes you want to make before the sort is implemented?†   (source)
  • 'I've implemented certain traditions of our past, Delta.†   (source)
  • ...No, they were made; it was a question now of implementing them.†   (source)
  • What makes you furious is that I'm the one implementing it, not you.†   (source)
  • Implementation Plan for the Red Coast Project Preliminary Design for the Red Coast Monitoring and Searching System [still classified]†   (source)
  • The ship continued toward orbit with only a minor course adjustment, implemented automatically by sophisticated software.†   (source)
  • By mid-1991, Ramiro had undergone a few months in a psychiatric hospital and various counseling and family sessions that also involved bringing his mother in from L.A. We implemented an educational and employment plan, worked out with school officials, teachers and social workers (everyone who had dealings with him had to be involved, to get them on "our side" so to speak).†   (source)
  • Without overgeneralizing, it may be stated that an inherent and irreducible feature of any bathroom-tissue pool implemented at the office level, in an environment (i.e., building) in which comfort stations are distributed on a per-floor basis (i.e., in which several offices share a single facility) is that provision must be made within the confines of the individual office for temporary stationing of bathroom tissue distribution units (i.e., rolls).†   (source)
  • Right now, all the Battle Command Centers around the globe are drafting up operation plans, and Central will select one within ten hours and begin implementation.†   (source)
  • Even though we agree about that, my mother and I disagree about the implementation of our commitment to moral awareness.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Admission to the ARPL was a mark of considerable status, and it ensured future funds for implementation and development.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I have instructions for him and they are to be implemented immediately, while the fires in Kowloon still light up the sky.†   (source)
  • The whole organization seemed to be in free fall, indulging in a collective fantasy in which experienced colleagues refused to admit that their every movement, every decision that was made and implemented, only led them one step closer to the abyss.†   (source)
  • I answered all his questions about the job, and attached, as requested, a copy of the school recycling initiatives he'd implemented, which he wanted to show someone he'd met at camp.†   (source)
  • On paper, the men who serve at DEVGRU test weapons and equipment being considered for Navy-wide implementation.†   (source)
  • Rwanda is consciously implementing policies that empower and promote women—and, perhaps partly as a result, it is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.†   (source)
  • But below 150, Dunbar argues, it is possible to achieve these same goals informally: "At this size, orders can be implemented and unruly behavior controlled on the basis of personal loyalties and direct man-to-man contacts.†   (source)
  • If a time had been fixed in the Constitution, once implemented it might have been found less convenient than some other time.†   (source)
  • He professed himself pleased with the response of Washington and the speed with which his ideas had been implemented.†   (source)
  • Anyway, Gaz, Iggy, and I instinctively implemented a tried-and-true plan of action, Plan Delta, which we've used any number of times and have down to an art.†   (source)
  • WHILE THE MEATPACKING INDUSTRY sought to block implementation of a science-based inspection system, the owner of the Jack in the Box chain, Foodmaker, Inc., struggled to recover from the bad publicity surrounding the outbreak.†   (source)
  • He was the all-state math champ, head of the debate team, holder of the highest GPA in the history of our high school (he'd been taking AP classes since seventh grade, college sections since tenth), student council president two years running, responsible for an innovative school recycling program now implemented in districts around the country, fluent in Spanish and French.†   (source)
  • That was one of many safety precautions Janice and Larry implemented to prevent Adam from injuring himself.†   (source)
  • Created and implemented an aggressive training schedule in which 40 Marines and twenty Colombian helicopter pilots were trained in high-risk helicopter boat and fast-rope insertion methods.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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implement as in:  a small implement

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  • She gave him a variety of gardening implements for his birthday.
    implements = small tools
  • They used farm implements as weapons.
  • The first thing Richard remembers is the twine, which, true to his nature, he refers to as a "baling implement."   (source)
    implement = tool
  • 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.   (source)
    implements = small tools or other useful object
  • 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.   (source)
    implements = small tools and other useful objects
  • In the center was a mahogany table, covered with books, and smokers' implements;   (source)
    implements = small tools or other useful objects
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    implements = tools or other useful objects
  • 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.   (source)
    implement = a small tool or other useful object
  • 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!   (source)
    implements = small tools or other useful objects
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  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    implement = a small tool or other useful object
  • 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.   (source)
    implements = tools
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  • They wanted something more triumphant, like the Goddess of Victory on the memorial two towns over, which had angel's wings and wind-swept robes and was holding a three-pronged implement that looked like a toasting fork.†   (source)
  • He made his way to the implements leaning in the corner Rakes.†   (source)
  • The dust that permeated the Northwest lay in a thin layer over his simple and rough-hewn bed and kitchen implements.†   (source)
  • Nina was running her fingers over the various serving implements with a blend of admiration and awe.†   (source)
  • From multiple Internet sources, suggestions that Obama will soon implement martial law in order to secure power for a third presidential term.†   (source)
  • For years I'd wanted to implement a project to change the way we talk about racial history and contextualize contemporary race issues.†   (source)
  • The pistol lying to hand like another dining implement.†   (source)
  • It was at least a hundred and fifty years old, a thing of beauty, black leather with brass fittings and a black handle, the kind of bag a Victorian doctor or undertaker might have carried, containing every implement that might have been needed.†   (source)
  • We still have forty-seven minutes before I've been authorized to implement Phase Two of the Trials.†   (source)
  • Problem is, to implement a new comm system, both ends of it need to have the right software running.†   (source)
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  • We turned to see the men from the pub running toward us, armed with wooden clubs and farm implements.†   (source)
  • He said, "Anyway, I saw Ty in Pike at the implement dealer's.†   (source)
  • But the point is that they asked us to design and implement a more effective wraparound data assessment system for the nation's students.†   (source)
  • After a good year, he'd buy himself the latest gadget from the implement dealer: immense tractors with air-conditioned cabs, equipped with stereo tape deck.†   (source)
  • Fear cripples faster than any implement of war.†   (source)
  • We all wanted to be like Rambo; we couldn't wait to implement his techniques.†   (source)
  • I ran into my mother's arms, shaking and crying, and this time I was the one who thought, If this is the worst that happens ... In May 1940, the Nazis began to implement a policy to "cleanse" Krakow, the capital of the German-controlled territory called the Generalgouvernement, of its Jewish population.†   (source)
  • He picked a long implement from the wall.†   (source)
  • With someone that'll work hand in hand with Social Services to implement your care plan.†   (source)
  • Little Lenin remained behind to have his nostril probed by Dr. Verghese Verghese's cold steel implements, and his mother probed by other, softer ones.†   (source)
  • Once the taste of earth had settled his heart rate, he decided it was time to implement his escape plan.†   (source)
  • While she was doing this, I tried to make myself useful by arranging the implements for the ceremony.†   (source)
  • He began laying out his implements on the table, even though it was too small: his folding tool on the left, then the round-headed hammer he used to tap the spines of books into shape, the sharp paper knife ....He usually whistled under his breath as he worked, but now he was perfectly quiet.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Given the name of the state we were adopting, both of them arrived fully expecting to see bright yellow writing implements hanging like berries from every tree and shrub, there for the plucking.†   (source)
  • Those readers who have been raised in a monotheistic culture (which is all of us, whatever our religious persuasion or lack thereof, who live within the Western tradition) might have a little trouble with the piety of the Greeks, whose chief implement of religious practice is the carving knife.†   (source)
  • And it was very sniper-heavy, because the idea was to implement some of the tactics we'd used in Fallujah, Ramadi, and elsewhere.†   (source)
  • There was a drill for this sort of emergency, and he barked orders to implement it.†   (source)
  • Not that there was much to look at , the furnace, the remains of a coal-pile, a table with a bunch of shadowy cans and implements lying on it and to his right, up a way from where be was propped ....what was that shape?†   (source)
  • Actually, it was only part of myself I wanted to kill: the part that wanted to kill herself, that dragged me into the suicide debate and made every window, kitchen implement, and subway station a rehearsal for tragedy.†   (source)
  • A more drastic search than the previous one was undertaken, house by house, and this time they even took farm implements.†   (source)
  • How hard could those be to implement?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Molly hurries into the kitchen and rummages through the junk drawer, pulling out a handful of writing implements, then scribbling on the closest paper at hand, the Mount Desert Islander, to find one that actually has ink.†   (source)
  • Roran knew that smiths made whatever implement was required by the task at hand, and that these custom tools formed a legacy that was bequeathed from father to son, or from master to journeyman.†   (source)
  • A cooking implement?†   (source)
  • Those are the ones that do most of the Official-type things, like implement rules.†   (source)
  • Waiting on table was certainly not his forte; he had still to master platters and serving implements, and would fling the food down however he could.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • From the moment Mr. Carter hired him and placed him in charge of operations, the Captain began to implement the latest in mining technology.†   (source)
  • If there was someone I could get the design to, they might be able to implement it.†   (source)
  • The second step is the proper manner of holding the implement.†   (source)
  • they carried transfusion equipment, wheeled in trays of glinting implements.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Inside there's a long bar, and the walls are decorated with old-fashioned farm implements, saddles, bridles, and wagon wheels.†   (source)
  • In short order, Malan began to implement his pernicious program.†   (source)
  • Clarkson acquired manacles, branding irons, thumbscrews, leg shackles, and gruesome implements that were used to force a slave's jaws open.†   (source)
  • It was rare that Sister Mary Joseph Praise ever handed him the wrong implement, but from time to time, a hemostat failed to release with light counterpressure, or a Metzenbaum didn't cut at its tip.†   (source)
  • We were to march with these implements to such and such a place in the ruins, ready to go to work.†   (source)
  • The view was blotted with mist, but as he neared the top he saw a man busy over a pile of tools—a spade, a rope and other, smaller implements, the use of which he did not know.†   (source)
  • The guy must be Enrique Rivera, the parole board member, Cedric figures, and the woman is clearly some sort of corrections assistant who'll implement whatever Rivera decides.†   (source)
  • For some time the old man at the end of the table stowed himself methodically with victuals; his air was that of a man packing a box; then he brought his implements to half-rest, as it were, and gave a divided attention to the new boarder.†   (source)
  • We're in some sort of large shed; sunlight seeps through the cracks between the warped wooden boards, and there's a jungle of gardening implements leaning against the walls.†   (source)
  • If Moody had been able to implement his plan, I would have felt an initial sense of defeat.†   (source)
  • What she wound up with was three sorry boys, who ran her ragged, fought like cats in a sack and thought it was just plain damn hilarious to put snapping turtles in the outhouse when a grownup was inside, engrossed in the garden implements section.†   (source)
  • A report in the New York Gazette, a Tory paper, said an unnamed "New England man who had a captain's commission" was seized in the city with "dreadful implements of ruin [firebrands]" and, when searched, "the sum of 500 [pounds] was found upon him."†   (source)
  • Around the periphery of a great square were shops selling every implement he could imagine related to the erection and destruction of buildings.†   (source)
  • It was a world in which the basic implement of combat, the rifle, was an object of obsession.†   (source)
  • That, I would say, could he counted also as a good thing brought by this grim season; that the stocks and the cucking stool and all such barbarous implements have fallen into disuse.†   (source)
  • It was open, and Dart could see the implements it held.†   (source)
  • Tonight ve implement our Re-Evolution Plan!†   (source)
  • It was this same power that he used so successfully to implement the research and construction leading to Wildfire.†   (source)
  • Pollard used the whip not as an implement of force, but as a signal: one glancing swat on the rump at the eighth pole, another a few feet from home, a cue that it was time to hustle.†   (source)
  • How long will they take to implement?†   (source)
  • They had villages and cities, vehicles, houses, marketplaces, bounded fields, agricultural implements and domestic animals, and led a life quite as rich and varied as that in most rural areas of the world today.†   (source)
  • Set into the hard clay, as if never fully excavated, were tools made of bone, fossilized wooden implements, obsidian flakes in the shape of arrowheads, and the skeleton of a saber-toothed tiger.†   (source)
  • Human being ceased to be what I believed it was destined for, and I became the raw material for a soap factory—an implement in a five-year plan, or a guinea pig in a biological laboratory.†   (source)
  • Alex reached for a leather satchel and unclasped it to reveal a row of medieval torture implements.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They should be tight and simple and ready to implement at virtually any moment should the need arise.†   (source)
  • Rifles, bayonets, and other implements of war lay in between them, pointing at all angles.†   (source)
  • But when Felicia returned to Palmas Street with her sacred stones and her tureen, her seashells and the implements of her saint, neither her mother nor her children were there to greet her.†   (source)
  • He remained in the army, helping to implement Reconstruction policies that guaranteed the black vote.†   (source)
  • Then he was out the other side of town, and there were piles of stacked Union muskets, blankets and canteens and wagons, the abandoned implements of war.†   (source)
  • And last he must implement the journey.†   (source)
  • Later, in the Cadillac Fleetwood with its huge monogram on the front doors—HB—Sophie watched in fascination as the doctor made use of his mobile telephone, installed only recently for a few select customers on an experimental basis, and in Blackstock's hands, a surpassing implement of love.†   (source)
  • Carol was always a kind of high priestess in our family circle, a wry and demonstrative oracle who read eastern philosophy with sophomoric intensity and who tried to implement the lessons she derived from her readings in our household.†   (source)
  • Dogs trotted between wheels, wagons were piled high with household goods and implements and children, poultry protested the indignities of fate in cages tied on behind, and a little Shetland pony, riderless but carrying his saddle and just a bit too tall to run underneath with the dogs, stayed close to the tailgate of one family's rig.†   (source)
  • The fanatics and extremists and even those conscientiously devoted to hard and fast principles are always disappointed at the failure of their Government to rush to implement all of their principles and to denounce those of their opponents.†   (source)
  • Never look behind you, said the dealer in farm implements.†   (source)
  • He whipped out his sewing implements and got to work.†   (source)
  • We had yet to learn these things and implement survival tactics, which was what it came down to.†   (source)
  • He was simply trying to implement the ideas he had discovered.†   (source)
  • Fit for kings and sharp carving implements!†   (source)
  • When all this is over, we're going to implement a complete overhaul of our activities.†   (source)
  • It was I who recognized what was needed, I who discovered the means, and I who shall implement them.†   (source)
  • Carter will be allowed to keep your father's magic implements, plus a new staff and wand.†   (source)
  • He didn't feel like surprising her when she was armed with a sharp gardening implement.†   (source)
  • Albert took the implements out of the cigar box.†   (source)
  • He had found another implement, another secret tool, to use for any purpose he needed.†   (source)
  • With the help of my partners, two wisely placed Immunes, I was able to plan and implement a solution that will result in the best outcome we could've hoped for.†   (source)
  • But not with any implement.†   (source)
  • Toast was an implement of torture that caused all those subjected to it to regurgitate in verbal form the sins and crimes of their past lives.†   (source)
  • They came from the other side of the swamp, only two days away, where there were towns that received mail every month in the year and where they were familiar with the implements of good living.†   (source)
  • The dealer in farm implements got down too, and asked where I was staying, and I said what he didn't know wouldn't hurt him.†   (source)
  • The total ban on life-without-parole sentences for children convicted of non-homicides should have been the easiest decision to implement, but enforcing the Supreme Court's ruling was proving much more difficult than I had hoped.†   (source)
  • This little implement in the shape of an egret, which had been so prized by her father's sister, had clearly been designed for snipping, not shearing.†   (source)
  • On anyone else it would have looked like a droopy bag with sleeves and a belt, but Callie managed to make it seem the height, not of fashion or chic exactly — this dress implied that: such things were beneath notice — but rather of something easy to overlook but sharp, like a common kitchen implement — an ice pick, say — just before the murder.†   (source)
  • But when autumn was on the horizon, something happened—no one knew just what—and he took a meager early harvest, auctioned off his livestock and farm implements, and moved away, all in the space of a few weeks.†   (source)
  • INTERROGATOR: You had a plan to eliminate the Adventists from within the ETO, and you even began to implement this plan.†   (source)
  • He nodded at his friend before stepping around him to go get a drink, the whole time wondering what could possibly be in store for them when the man in the white suit was ready to implement "Phase Two of the Trials."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • We were walking fast, approaching the southwest corner of the quarry, where an old implement that looked like it might be a harrow of some kind jutted out of the water.†   (source)
  • As Nina returned it gently to the shelf, the Count wondered how many times he had been served by that implement?†   (source)
  • But the stress of secret rehearsals and performances was too great—there was always the chance that someone would mention to Daddy at the feedstore or the implement dealer's that he'd seen her in the play.†   (source)
  • Nor I you, I said, and I smiled; but was somewhat flustered because of the dealer in farm implements, who was still hanging onto my arm.†   (source)
  • In his youth, Jose Arcadio Buendia and his men, with wives and children, animals and all kinds of domestic implements, had crossed the mountains in search of an outlet to the sea, and after twenty-six months they gave up the expedition and founded Macondo, so they would not have to go back.†   (source)
  • The dealer in farm implements said, Would you be afraid to go into the forest, Miss, and I said No I would not be afraid, but I would not go in there unless I had to.†   (source)
  • All of this and more was told me by the man who sat squeezed beside me, who said he was a dealer in farm implements and seed grains, and claimed to know the road well.†   (source)
  • When we stopped at midday, the dealer in farm implements said would I care to go inside and take a glass with him and some refreshments, but I said no, as a respectable woman should not go into such places with a stranger.†   (source)
  • The lady does not desire your company, said Jeremiah, in his pretend voice of an elegant gentleman; and the dealer in farm implements said I was no lady, and added some things which were not compliments, and also some hard words about Jeremiah's mother.†   (source)
  • I suppose you are very tired, Grace, he said, and I said Yes Sir, and he said, The weather is very warm, and I said Yes Sir, and so we went along, and to tell you the truth it was harder than riding in the bumping coach beside the farm implements dealer; I can't say why, as Mr. Kinnear was much more kind.†   (source)
  • As I work in music today, I try to implement this idea, that the music I play, like me, doesn't belong to only one culture.†   (source)
  • After a moment he reached into his pocket and took out the dully glowing implement; he laid it in her palm.†   (source)
  • Into it, a priest deposited the hilt of a bizarre implement: a single-edged weapon, two and a half feet long, with a full tang, scale grips, a vestigial crossguard, and a broad, flat blade that widened and was scalloped near the end, a shape reminiscent of a dragon wing.†   (source)
  • We the Coalition hereby grant the PCC express permission to fully implement their PC Initiative #1 as presented in full and attached below.†   (source)
  • I thus made my way as quietly as possible to a position from which I could execute such a march, and clutching my implements firmly about me, succeeded in propelling myself through the doorway and several paces down the corridor before a somewhat astonished Miss Kenton could recover her wits.†   (source)
  • I wish to have you by my side, Nasuada, as my foremost adviser and as the general of my army as I move to implement the final stages of the great plan I have been laboring upon for nigh on a century.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • At times he half floated over the mountains, summoning the memory of almost every woman he had ever known, of all the nudes in paintings subject to his precise and vexing recollection, of the poignant and charged encounters on the streets and in parks, theaters, and lecture halls, where one sees the woman for whom one has to have been born, and then feels the deft and overpowering pain of circumstance as it draws her away, because the train must be caught, dinner is at a certain time, or the store that sells a particular kind of kitchen implement will close in half an hour.†   (source)
  • I never told him that I would not do it, but I never took any of theactions required to implement the plan.†   (source)
  • As president he worked to implement such policies as uniform currency, a national banking system, a national university, and a nationwide federally funded canal and highway system.†   (source)
  • It was pale brown and resembled a highly disciplined household implement, perhaps an Amish or Shaker antique.†   (source)
  • Esteban Trueba dropped the carving implements on the tablecloth and ran out of the room and into the street, calling his sister's name into the night, but there was no trace of her.†   (source)
  • THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION'S EFFORTS to implement a tough, science-based food inspection system received an enormous setback when the Republican Party gained control of Congress in November of 1994.†   (source)
  • His was an unsettling presence for those negotiating with him, for somehow he radiated the wisdom acquired over the years and the vitality of youth to implement it.†   (source)
  • Percy held his breath, waiting for their Titan friend to be laid low with some terrible curse, but Bob seemed fine—a massive silvery bodyguard keeping death at bay with the world's most terrifying cleaning implement.†   (source)
  • Upon arrival in the town or reservation, Irwin would trot the horses off the railcars and straight to the nearest back road or bullring, where he would implement a nearly fail-safe betting system.†   (source)
  • ...For me, as an experienced part-time tak govorya, of course, I've always preferred the more imaginative situations which we are permitted to implement whenever we care to as long as they fall within the guidelines of environmental penetration.†   (source)
  • Four years later Van Buren had ridden to the White House on a promise to continue staying Old Hickory's course of democratic reforms and bold individualism, as well as a vow to implement a laissez faire policy toward business.†   (source)
  • But as far as I could tell, Inkatha never made any effort to implement the accord, and there were violations as well on our own side.†   (source)
  • I have the most complete selection of papers, envelopes, implements, stamps, and supplies that you can imagine.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Under the new regulations, every slaughterhouse and processing plant in the United States would by the end of the decade have to implement a government-approved HACCP plan and submit meat to the USDA for microbial testing.†   (source)
  • And what he did for the farm implements, his wife, O-lan, did for the house implements.†   (source)
  • This second marriage provided Thomas with a new implement of torture for his wife.†   (source)
  • To change a whole nation from a basis of peacetime production of implements of peace to a basis of wartime production of implements of war is no small task.†   (source)
  • I will not alter any of the parts which You gave me, for other and doubtless inferior tools, and I will stay a defenceless embryo all my life, doing my best to make myself a few feeble implements out of the wood, iron and the other materials which You have seen fit to put before me.†   (source)
  • Sometimes he thought about telling her; of showing her where he kept hidden the implement of his sin, having got the idea, learned how and where to hide it, from her.†   (source)
  • But most had flails obtained from the store of Don Guillermo Martin, who was a fascist and sold all sorts of agricultural implements.†   (source)
  • From the south came silent coveys of starlings and thrushes, flying very high, but always giving the town a wide berth, as though the strange implement of the plague described by Paneloux, the giant flail whirling and shrilling over the house tops, warned them off us.†   (source)
  • Willed introversion, in fact, is one of the classic implements of creative genius and can be employed as a deliberate device.†   (source)
  • Then Wang Lung looked at them closely and he saw that every man held an implement of some sort with a knife sticking out of the end, and the face of every man was wild and fierce and coarse; even though some were only lads, they were so.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The outfit of implements and utensils he packed away in another cave.†   (source)
  • Plunging in beside him was his fiancee, Miss Ada Quist, daughter of the feed and implement store.†   (source)
  • It never occurred to her, nevertheless, that he was going to shoot himself with that implement.†   (source)
  • And put all weapons—all implements that might be weapons, away.†   (source)
  • A large warehouse for agricultural implements.†   (source)
  • Others were full of ranchers' implements and sacks of grain and bales of hay.†   (source)
  • The laborers won't work well, and won't work with good implements.†   (source)
  • All the numerous implements which have been in use are likewise faithfully cleansed and put away.†   (source)
  • All the implements were gone; all the farmers; all the moneyed class.†   (source)
  • My farm outgoes for the first season were, for implements, seed, work, etc., $14.72+.†   (source)
  • Ceiling and walls are
    covered with the most fantastic witch-implements.†   (source)
  • Praised be God, I have never had occasion to meddle with murderous implements!†   (source)
  • Then, still agitating, in his mastered emotion, his implement of the chase, he walked rapidly away.†   (source)
  • "God grant it was so," Hans Castorp said piously, handing the eerie little implement back to the director with a sigh.†   (source)
  • We also visited the anthropological department, and I was much interested in the relics of ancient Mexico, in the rude stone implements that are so often the only record of an age—the simple monuments of nature's unlettered children (so I thought as I fingered them) that seem bound to last while the memorials of kings and sages crumble in dust away—and in the Egyptian mummies, which I shrank from touching.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Then he brought into use a huge, heavy knife, a murderous-looking implement it appeared to Carley, with which he cut slices of ham.†   (source)
  • Starting thirty years ago with ownership here and there in a few quilts and pumpkins and chickens (gathered from miscellaneous sources), remember the path that has led from these to the inventions and production of agricultural implements, buggies, steam-engines, newspapers, books, statuary, carving, paintings, the management of drug-stores and banks, has not been trodden without contact with thorns and thistles.†   (source)
  • I would willingly reintroduce to society the opium pipe of China or the Malayan kriss, but I am wholly and entirely without instruction in those infinitely more pernicious (besides being quite bleakly bourgeois) implements, the umbrella and the watch.†   (source)
  • At his forge and in his shop, everywhere, were crude tools, wagons, farming implements, sets of buckskin harness, odds and ends of nameless things, eloquent and pregnant proof of the fact that necessity is the mother of invention.†   (source)
  • The machine had begun, and a moving concatenation of three horses and the aforesaid long rickety machine was visible over the gate, a driver sitting upon one of the hauling horses, and an attendant on the seat of the implement.†   (source)
  • The first European fire-arm, a clumsy contrivance, was, as is well known, scouted by no few of the knights as a base implement, good enough peradventure for weavers too craven to stand up crossing steel with steel in frank fight.†   (source)
  • There is a cool parlour, easy-chairs, bottles, cigars, writing implements, a copy of harbour regulations, and a warmth of welcome that melts the salt of a three months' passage out of a seaman's heart.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And the exact measurements of the broadest side of the camera corresponding in a general way to the length and breadth of the wounds upon Roberta's face, which caused it now to seem positive that they had discovered the implement wherewith Clyde had delivered the blows.†   (source)
  • On the road-side facing the gateway stood one of the open sheds in which the New Englander shelters his farming implements and visitors "hitch" their "teams."†   (source)
  • But the thing which in eminent instances signalizes so exceptional a nature is this: though the man's even temper and discreet bearing would seem to intimate a mind peculiarly subject to the law of reason, not the less in his heart he would seem to riot in complete exemption from that law, having apparently little to do with reason further than to employ it as an ambidexter implement for effecting the irrational.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Little as she was in the key of their MILIEU, her immense social facility, her long habit of adapting herself to others without suffering her own outline to be blurred, the skilled manipulation of all the polished implements of her craft, had won for her an important place in the Gormer group.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • For the time being apprenticeship meant washing and polishing all the machinery and implements of this particular counter, to say nothing of opening and sweeping out the store at so early an hour as seven-thirty, dusting, and delivering such orders as the owner of this drug store chose to send out by him.†   (source)
  • Manifestly he was surprised to hear her call, and, dropping his sack and implement, he hurried across the tilled ground, sending up puffs of dust.†   (source)
  • Perhaps somewhere not far back along her line there had been a great-great-grandmother who had lived some kind of a primitive life, using such implements and necessaries as hung on this cabin wall, and thereby helped some man to conquer the wilderness, to live in it, and reproduce his kind.†   (source)
  • Most centrifuges are hand— or water-power contrivances the size of a large cocktail-shaker, but this noble implement was four feet across, electrically driven, the central bowl enclosed in armor plate fastened with levers like a submarine hatch, the whole mounted on a cement pillar.†   (source)
  • The deed and the implement employed, sufficiently suggest that tho' mustered into the service under an English name the assassin was no Englishman, but one of those aliens adopting English cognomens whom the present extraordinary necessities of the Service have caused to be admitted into it in considerable numbers.†   (source)
  • Nautilus manufactures steel windmills, agricultural implements, including the celebrated Daisy Manure Spreader, and such corn-products as Maize Mealies, the renowned breakfast-food.†   (source)
  • They remained long without a single utterance, for no language could reach the level of their condition: words were as the rusty implements of a by-gone barbarous epoch, and only to be occasionally tolerated.†   (source)
  • Having died insolvent, it had been purchased, at a bargain, by Legree, who used it, as he did everything else, merely as an implement for money-making.†   (source)
  • Oak found that the value of stock, plant, and implements which were really his own would be about sufficient to pay his debts, leaving himself a free man with the clothes he stood up in, and nothing more.†   (source)
  • At length, in a fit of professional enthusiasm, he insisted upon producing his box of housebreaking tools: which he had no sooner stumbled in with, and opened for the purpose of explaining the nature and properties of the various implements it contained, and the peculiar beauties of their construction, than he fell over the box upon the floor, and went to sleep where he fell.†   (source)
  • While the old man stood waiting for Noemie to make a parcel of her implements, he let his mild, oblique gaze hover toward Bellegarde, who was watching Mademoiselle Noemie put on her bonnet and mantle.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Madame's resolute right hand was occupied with an axe, in place of the usual softer implements, and in her girdle were a pistol and a cruel knife.†   (source)
  • Chingachgook was already in the canoe, and he dipped the implement the other named into the water, just as Hurry's limber tongue ceased.†   (source)
  • Gilbert Osmond laid down his little implements, blew a speck of dust from his drawing, slowly got up, and for the first time looked at his wife.†   (source)
  • Jupiter had with him the scythe and spades—the whole of which he insisted upon carrying—more through fear, it seemed to me, of trusting either of the implements within reach of his master, than from any excess of industry or complaisance.†   (source)
  • youths, of truculent countenance, and similarly clad; there were blind mendicants, with patched or bandaged eyes; crippled ones, with wooden legs and crutches; diseased ones, with running sores peeping from ineffectual wrappings; there was a villain-looking pedlar with his pack; a knife-grinder, a tinker, and a barber-surgeon, with the implements of their trades; some of the females were hardly-grown girls, some were at prime, some were old and wrinkled hags, and all were loud, brazen, foul-mouthed; and all soiled and slatternly; there were three sore-faced babies; there were a couple of starveling curs, with strings about their necks, whose office was to lead the blind.†   (source)
  • Whence Mr. Stelling concluded that Tom's brain, being peculiarly impervious to etymology and demonstrations, was peculiarly in need of being ploughed and harrowed by these patent implements; it was his favorite metaphor, that the classics and geometry constituted that culture of the mind which prepared it for the reception of any subsequent crop.†   (source)
  • Then, opening on the yard, where the stable was, came a large dilapidated room with a stove, now used as a wood-house, cellar, and pantry, full of old rubbish, of empty casks, agricultural implements past service, and a mass of dusty things whose use it was impossible to guess.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 'He took the implements which I described to you in my letter from his breast, and would have turned down the candle.†   (source)
  • The vehicles, loaded with household goods and implements of husbandry, the few straggling sheep and cattle that were herded in the rear, and the rugged appearance and careless mien of the sturdy men who loitered at the sides of the lingering teams, united to announce a band of emigrants seeking for the Elderado of the West.†   (source)
  • There was clearly no good to be done with this part of the building without pulling it all down, and Adam immediately saw in his mind a plan for building it up again, so as to make the most convenient of cow-sheds and calf-pens, with a hovel for implements; and all without any great expense for materials.†   (source)
  • Natty never moved abroad without taking with him every implement that might, by possibility, be of service in his pursuits.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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