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seize the day

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  1. seize the day(Verb)

    To enjoy the present and not worry about the future; to live for the moment.

    Etymology: A calque of carpe diem.

  2. seize the day(Verb)

    To make the most of today by achieving fulfillment in a philosophical or spiritual sense.

    Etymology: A calque of carpe diem.


  1. Seize the Day

    Seize the Day, first published in 1956, is considered one of the great works of 20th century literature. Seize the Day was Saul Bellow's fourth novel. It was written in the 1950s, a formative period in the creation of the middle class in the United States.

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  1. seize the day

    Read the full text of the Seize the Day poem by Arash Titan on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seize the day in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seize the day in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of seize the day in a Sentence

  1. John Koenig:

    We like to think that every moment has potential, that there’s something transcendent hidden all around, that if you’d only stop to seize the day, you could hold onto it and carry it with you. But the truth is, most of life is forgotten instantly, almost as it’s happening. Chances are that even a day like today will slip through your fingers and dissolve into oblivion, washed clean by the tides.

  2. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Carpe Diem means 'Seize the Day'! Make the BEST of it in Every way! Don't lose a moment, come what may! Forget about tomorrow, Just Live Today!

  3. Aurora Berill:

    Seize the day and embrace the new opportunities it brings.

  4. Liana Bertok:

    Seize the day !

  5. Ramon M Gonzalez Jr:

    You Ain't Livin', if you Ain't Breathin' And you Ain't Breathin', if you Ain't Receivin'...LOVE>Ramon. LOVE is >(greater than) me, you, anyone. Nothing, in this world, matters, when the air runs out. It's in this moment, that you know whom and what you love. So smile, be Thankful, seize the day and take time to breathe. It's free.

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