Seize in a sentence

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Definition of Seize

  • To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold of; to gripe or grasp suddenly; to reach and grasp.
  • To take possession of by force.
  • To invade suddenly; to take sudden hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient.
  • To take possession of by virtue of a warrant or other legal authority; as, the sheriff seized the debtor's goods.
  • To grap with the mind; to comprehend fully and distinctly; as, to seize an idea.
  • To bind or fasten together with a lashing of small stuff, as yarn or marline; as, to seize ropes.
  • capture the attention or imagination of
  • affect
  • take hold of; grab
  • take or capture by force
  • hook by a pull on the line
  • take possession of by force, as after an invasion
  • take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
  • seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

How to use seize in a sentence. Seize pronunciation.

Prince Harrik has conspired against his brother the Prince Pasha, has treacherously seduced officers of the army, has planned to seize Cairo, to surround the Palace and take the life of the Prince of Egypt.
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It was not a half-hour since he had given the word to strike at midnight, to surround the Palace, and to seize the Prince Pasha.
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Who shall gainsay Turkey if she chooses to bring an army here and recover control, remove thy family from Egypt, and seize upon its lands and goods?
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Often, as we lay on our faces, a granite boulder, as large as a village church, would start out of the bottom apparently, and seem climbing up rapidly to the surface, till presently it threatened to touch our faces, and we could not resist the impulse to seize an oar and avert the danger.
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Almost half-dead, her mouth parched and brain on fire, while her thoughts whirled in confusion, she believed that Phoebicius had found her track, and was come to seize her.
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He seizes the fat hypocrite by the shoulder, lifts him from the floor, and hurls his carcass through a glass door.
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He subsisted like a bird of prey; he was ever on the look out for carrion which the law permitted him to seize.
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I was unable to comprehend that there was anything better to be done than childishly to pout at the conqueror; that is, I could not recognize that his weapons were good, and that I should seize and destroy him with them.
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It suddenly seizes on you, as the ancient god inspired the priestess on her tripod-speaks through your lips, utters words you hardly comprehend, falsifies your thoughts, confounds your reason, and betrays your secrets.
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As to their tranquil, easy, natural dialogue there was not in it a word which he could seize upon, and which did not remove all his disquietude, and confound all his suspicions.
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She approached him hastily and wished to seize the hand resting on the sheet.
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In the application Gen. Wheeler stated that he believed that such a battery of machine guns, if properly handled, could go anywhere that cavalry could go, could take the place of infantry supports, could dash up and hold any ground or advantageous position that a body of cavalry might seize, could be thrown out to one flank of the enemy and assist in his demoralization in preparation for the cavalry charge, and would be of particular service in case the enemy attempted to form infantry squares, which were at that time supposed to be the main part of the Spanish tactics of battle.
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Gen. Lawton was ordered to push down a strong force to seize and hold Siboney.
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But then the words breathed into her heart, "By love serve one another," and she resolved to seize the opportunity; and without another word, she poured out a third of her own little store, and nearly filled Lucy's basket.
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The Constitution withdraws certain things from the control of the majority for the time being-withdraws them from the province of ordinary legislation-for the purpose of safeguarding liberty, the Eighteenth Amendment seizes upon the mechanism designed for this purpose, and perverts it to the diametrically opposite end, that of safeguarding the denial of liberty.
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Lament not Fortune’s mutability, And seize her fickle favours ere they flee; If others never mourned departed bliss, How should a turn of Fortune come to thee?
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He was at hand, ready to seize him, making piety a pretext for cruelty.
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But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, this is the heir, come let us kill him and let us seize on his inheritance.
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No doubt every vainglorious one that purposeth dissension and discord will not openly declare his evil purposes, nay rather, even as impure gold, would he seize upon divers measures and various pretexts that he may separate the gathering of the people of Bahá.
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They knew that in past days he often used to seize boys by the throat till they almost choked.
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Examples of Seize

Example #1
Thee is a traitor to thy country and thy lawful lord.
Example #2
Did the fool not see his end?
Example #3
Achmet-Higli, had betrayed him, then!
Example #4
But there was a thing of dark magic here.
Example #5
Dost thou not see that the hand of God has been against thee?
Example #6
England, France, Turkey, will land an army of occupation.