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I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
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Old English hebban, from Germanic *hafjan, from Indo-European. Cognate with Danish hæve, Dutch heffen, German heben, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐍆𐌾𐌰𐌽 (hafjan), Swedish häfva; and with Latin capere.



to heave

Third person singular

Simple past
heaved or, nautical, hove

Past participle
heaved or, nautical hove

Present participle

to heave (third-person singular simple present heaves, present participle heaving, simple past heaved or, nautical, hove, past participle heaved or, nautical hove)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To lift (generally); to raise, or cause to move upwards (particularly in ships or vehicles) or forwards.
  2. (transitive) To lift with difficulty; to raise with some effort; to lift (a heavy thing).
    We heaved the chest-of-doors on to the second-floor landing.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To displace (a vein, stratum).
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause to swell or rise, especially in repeated exertions.
    The wind heaved the waves.
  5. (intransitive) To rise and fall.
    Her chest heaved with emotion.
  6. (transitive) To utter with effort.
    She heaved a sigh and stared out of the window.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To throw, cast.
    The cap'n hove the body overboard.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To pull up with a rope or cable.
    Heave up the anchor there, boys!
  9. (intransitive) To make an effort to vomit; to retch.
    The smell of the old cheese was enough to make you heave.




heave ({{{1}}})
  1. An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
  2. An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
  3. A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
  4. (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare with pitch.

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