Soon she was to learn of Tillie's predicament, and to take up the cudgels valiantly for her.
He waited until he saw her sit down at the desk and take up a pen.
And it is at this point that we take up the main thread of our story.
And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.
Let me advise you, not to harden your mind; nor take up your resolution beforehand.