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The Obama administration took up the baton in 2009 and has since become the most evidence-based administration in history.

Pryor played with the edges of every genre that he took up; that was a big part of the energy of his performances.

In one of the few houses still partially standing, the kids lead me on a tour of where the Israelis took up positions.

Nor did the Syrian opposition get any joy when it took up the matter itself.

But I was a visual artist for a long time before I even took up writing.

So after some weeks of speculation, he bought himself a tablet, some pencils and took up the art of writing.

Here the conversation ended, and the Yankee took up his quarters for two weeks.

They nodded at each other when they met, and the gray man showed him a little ship with rigging that took up and down.

So it was decided, and the little force took up the march for Brown's Springs, eleven miles away.

Then, grandpaw, he turns round to the baby again, plumb took up with them four new nippers.


On this page you'll find 123 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to take up, such as: adopt, assume, commence, continue, embrace, and enter.

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