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v. 1) to create something. 2) to sign a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or some other note which guarantees, promises or orders payment of money. (See: maker, check, promissory note, bill of exchange)

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TO MAKE. English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to perform that law which a man had bound himself to do; that is, to clear himself of an action commenced against him, by his oath, and the oaths of his neighbors. Old Nat. Br. 161. To make default, is to fail to appear in proper time. To make oath, is to swear according to the form prescribed by law.

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She turned one just a few weeks ago and these precious moments help us remember the importance of making time for those we love and the things we enjoy.
At this time of year, we are approaching silage and hay making time - if these wire frames get into livestock feed it would pose a threat to animals and could cause them serious injury or death."
Rumour has it that Santa Claus may be making time in his busy schedule to visit Pinchinthorpe with a gift for every child.
Making time for you is really, and I mean really, a lost art.
Prof Frank Tipler's vehicle proves too large but Aage Nost's device could hold the key to making time travel a reality.
They are working for balance, setting priorities and making time to have a life outside of work.
The star, who has been off booze and drugs since the death of party guest Stuart Lubbock, 31, at his house in Essex, has been making time to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in New Zealand.
And that is because they have mastered the art of making time for themselves.
And she's also making time for Julie Doff, her partner of eight years, and Hazel, their 3-year-old daughter.
Schneider, who has no interest in the "decisive moment," liked the idea of recording a subject over time, and, in effect, making time his subject: "I wanted to get away from the whole nature of modern technology, which allows a photographer to select a moment and allows the subject to project a particular image of themselves--their camera face." But he knew he'd need more than a few minutes to subvert his sitters' self-consciousness and to make the emotional connection he craved.
* COMPARTMENTALIZING the many demands placed on us helps substantially in making time more productive.