Quotes containing word "keep"

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Sell also: celebrate, continue, dungeon, hold, livelihood, living, maintain, observe, preserve, prevent, proceed, restrain, retain, save, support, suppress, sustain, sustenance

Definitions and meanings of word "keep"

• Noun: the financial means whereby one lives; examples: "each child was expected to pay for their keep", "he applied to the state for support", "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

• Noun: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

• Noun: a cell in a jail or prison

• Verb: keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; examples: "hold in place", "She always held herself as a lady", "The students keep me on my toes"

• Verb: continue a certain state, condition, or activity; examples: "Keep on working!", "We continued to work into the night", "Keep smiling", "We went on working until well past midnight"

• Verb: retain possession of; examples: "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?", "She kept her maiden name after she married"

• Verb: prevent from doing something or being in a certain state; examples: "We must prevent the cancer from spreading", "His snoring kept me from falling asleep", "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

• Verb: conform one's action or practice to; examples: "keep appointments", "she never keeps her promises", "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"

• Verb: observe correctly or closely; examples: "The pianist kept time with the metronome", "keep count", "I cannot keep track of all my employees"

• Verb: look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; example: "He keeps the shop when I am gone"

• Verb: maintain by writing regular records; examples: "keep a diary", "maintain a record", "keep notes"

• Verb: supply with room and board; examples: "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage", "keep boarders"

• Verb: allow to remain in a place or position; examples: "We cannot continue several servants any longer", "She retains a lawyer", "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff", "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on", "We kept the work going as long as we could"

• Verb: supply with necessities and support; examples: "She alone sustained her family", "The money will sustain our good cause", "There's little to earn and many to keep"

• Verb: fail to spoil or rot; example: "These potatoes keep for a long time"

• Verb: celebrate, as of holidays or rites; examples: "Keep the commandments", "celebrate Christmas", "Observe Yom Kippur"

• Verb: keep under control; keep in check; examples: "suppress a smile", "Keep your temper", "keep your cool"

• Verb: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; example: "May God keep you"

• Verb: raise; examples: "She keeps a few chickens in the yard", "he keeps bees"

• Verb: retain rights to; examples: "keep my job for me while I give birth", "keep my seat, please", "keep open the possibility of a merger"

• Verb: store or keep customarily; example: "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"

• Verb: have as a supply; examples: "I always keep batteries in the freezer", "keep food for a week in the pantry", "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"

• Verb: maintain for use and service; examples: "I keep a car in the countryside", "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"

• Verb: hold and prevent from leaving; example: "The student was kept after school"

• Verb: prevent (food) from rotting; examples: "preserved meats", "keep potatoes fresh"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "keep"

Barack Obama
7 quotes about keep
American President
Born Friday 4 August 1961
Samuel Johnson
6 quotes about keep
English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Sarah Michelle Gellar
6 quotes about keep
American Actress, Producer
Born Thursday 14 April 1977
Michael Fassbender
6 quotes about keep
German Actor
Born Saturday 2 April 1977
Taylor Kitsch
3 quotes about keep
Canadian Actor, Model
Born Wednesday 8 April 1981
W. C. Fields
4 quotes about keep
American Writer, Actor, Comedian
Thursday 29 January 1880 - Wednesday 25 December 1946
Emeril Lagasse
4 quotes about keep
American Celebrity
Born Thursday 15 October 1959
Paul Ryan
6 quotes about keep
American Politician, Vice President
Born Thursday 29 January 1970
Leroy Chiao
4 quotes about keep
American Astronaut, Speaker, Consultant
Born Sunday 28 August 1960
Steve Jobs
5 quotes about keep
American Businessman, Inventor
Thursday 24 February 1955 - Wednesday 5 October 2011
Eminem
5 quotes about keep
American Writer, Actor, Musician, Producer, Songwriter
Born Tuesday 17 October 1972
Mae West
3 quotes about keep
American Writer, Actress, Playwright
Thursday 17 August 1893 - Saturday 22 November 1980

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.

Morgan Freeman

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I want to be scared. I want to keep taking insane risks. I want to be scared because you're going to grow through that whether you want to or not. I don't want to play the same guy. I want to keep throwing curveballs to you guys and keep telling stories.

Taylor Kitsch

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Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear.

Ezra Pound

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They keep the song as street as it needs to be. It's got a good catchy hook where it can do what it needs to do on the radio, but they keep the song street where it will keep credibility in the hood.

Jermaine Dupri

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If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship.

Barack Obama

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I'm lying in my bed, blanket is warm, this body will never keep me safe from harm. I still feel your hair, black ribbons of coal. Touch my skin to keep me whole. If only you'd come back to me. To feel you at my side, wouldn't need no Mojo Pin to keep me satisfied.

Jeff Buckley

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I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it's important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they're doing.

Leroy Chiao

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Keep it simple, keep it sexy, keep it sad.

Mitch Miller

Words: keep, simple, sexy, sad
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I want to keep working, I want to keep doing my humanitarian stuff around the world, shining light on different places that have problems. Keep making movies, make people laugh.

Chris Tucker

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It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.

Robert Jackson

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If you get a diagnosis, get on a therapy, keep a good attitude and keep your sense of humor.

Teri Garr

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I do a lotta trash talking to keep me motivated, to keep me to not want to lose.

Tyson Gay

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As with anything, you need to keep your creative juices flowing and keep the character interesting.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

Pauline Kael

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A song will keep going round in my brain and keep me awake.

Norah Jones

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You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music.

Randy Bachman

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Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.

Victor Hugo

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My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.

Hank Aaron

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Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place.

Warren Farrell

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Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.

Oliver Cromwell

Words: keep, faith, God, powder, dry
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