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Retake   /rˈitˈeɪk/  /ritˈeɪk/   Listen
Retake

noun
1.
A shot or scene that is photographed again.






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"Retake" Quotes from Famous Books



... Messina, opposite the little island of Sphacteria; Demosthenes had seized it, and the Spartans had vainly tried to retake it, having even been obliged to leave four hundred soldiers shut up in Sphacteria. Cleon, sent out with additional forces, had forced the Spartans to capitulate and had thus robbed Demosthenes of the glory of ...
— The Eleven Comedies - Vol. I • Aristophanes et al

... that impatient valor (which I, your friend, would never check, but when it loses itself in a furor too nearly resembling that of our enemies), I intend to make your prowess once again the theme of their discourse. You will retake your ...
— The Scottish Chiefs • Miss Jane Porter

... detached, with some 8 or 10,000, across Glatz Country, into Upper Silesia, to sweep that clear again. Hautcharmoi, quitting the Frontier Towns, has joined, raising him to 15,000; and Nassau is giving excellent account of the multitudinous Pandour doggeries there; and will retake Kosel, and have Upper Silesia swept before very long. [Kosel, "September 5th:" Excellent, lucid and even entertaining Account of Nassau's Expedition, in the form of DIARY (a model, of its kind), in Feldzuge, iv. 257, 371, 532.] On the other hand, the Election ...
— History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) • Thomas Carlyle

... battalions King's Own Scottish Borderers and King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry were sent forward to retake ...
— 1914 • John French, Viscount of Ypres

... On Saturday forenoon the cashier was called upon the phone and asked if a part of that robbery stuff could be retaken that day. The cashier thrilled instantly at the thought of it. Certainly, they could retake as much as they pleased. Lucks voice—or a voice very like Luck's—thanked him and said that they would not need to retake the interior stuff. What he wanted was to get the approach to the bank the entrance and going back to the cashier. That part of the negative was under-timed, ...
— The Heritage of the Sioux • B.M. Bower

... that we captured last night sang it to us. He was a funny kind of fellow. Didn't seem to be worried a bit because he was taken. Said if his own people didn't retake him that he'd escape in a week, anyhow. Likely enough he will, too. But he was good company, and he sang us that song. Impudent, ...
— The Sword of Antietam • Joseph A. Altsheler

... major if he will stand by me. There are only two courses open. We must either try and retake the ship or escape ...
— Mother Carey's Chicken - Her Voyage to the Unknown Isle • George Manville Fenn

... rest of us followed leisurely. We were about half-way back when the messenger returned with an additional twenty-five men and an order that we were instantly to return to our post; if in possession of the enemy, to retake ...
— With Steyn and De Wet • Philip Pienaar

... going among them and reminding them that in a few hours more they might turn in and sleep for as many hours as they might like at a stretch, without the fear of being knocked on the head and thrown overboard. "And, my lads," observed the captain, "if the Frenchmen retake us, depend upon it that's the way we shall be treated— they'll not give us ...
— The Missing Ship - The Log of the "Ouzel" Galley • W. H. G. Kingston

... the course of this service Lieutenants Wilkie, Douell, and Petley particularly distinguished themselves. The Attack gun-brig was taken, and Lieutenant Craufurd, of the Wrangler, made a gallant but ineffectual attempt to retake her. The Mars, and Courageaux, and Orion, had the arduous duty of protecting the trade through the Belt, and excepting on one occasion, when five merchant vessels were driven on shore in a storm, their efforts were successful. Owing partly ...
— Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II • Sir John Ross



Words linked to "Retake" :   take, photography, retaking, snap, catch, get, photograph, reconquer, capture, picture taking, shoot



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