Definitions for take arms

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word take arms

Princeton's WordNet

  1. go to war, take arms, take up arms(verb)

    commence hostilities

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take arms in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take arms in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Yelena Nikulenko:

    It's very dangerous, this black-and-white perception, these children get information only from one side. They see that (government troops) shoot at us and that their fathers and brothers take arms and go to protect us.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

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