Give me some information.
I can give him a son.
Was there nothing she could do that didn't give her emotions and everything else away?
He knew only of those things that give joy and health and peace.
Give me a few common tools and some food, and I will do well enough, said the sailor.
Maybe this vacation would give them some much needed time together.
I'm too close to my goal to give up now.
But not enough to give up my business.
Did I give Jonathan his fair share of attention?
"I will give it to the one who first learns to read in it" she answered.
He did not know at all how much he had, what his debts amounted to, or what dowry he could give Vera.
You might as well give up.
Just give her time to comprehend.
And the Dean also took the hint; for he always remembered to give the man a "tip" for his trouble.
I'm working my way through college, but what have I ever done to give you the idea I was destitute?
Give us a few days to learn what sort of laws you will make for us, and then we will say whether we can submit to them or not.
Maybe he had more information he didn't want to give over the phone with Yancey listening.
What could you give them here that you couldn't give them at home?
Give me the letter.
So they don't reflect the sunlight and give away our position.
In her absence Nicholas allowed himself to give his little daughter a gallop round the room.
Let the son marry the daughter, if both agree, and give them the treasure as a wedding portion.
Come on, don't shoot it down before you give it a try.
I branched off into this discussion of robots and nanites to give an idea of the kinds of massive gains in efficiency with declining costs.
I don't want you to give that number to anyone unless it's an emergency, you understand?
She wanted nothing from life but tranquillity, and that tranquillity only death could give her.
When the spasms passed, she turned to the man she had nearly killed... the man who had helped give her that second chance.
Why should we give up everything?
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
I will not propose that we should "give peace a chance."
In fact, we don't simply buy more government, but we give it a disproportionate amount of our increased income.
She glanced up at Yancey, but he gave no indication he might give her any privacy.
Why should she give Brandon the chance to reject her again?
What news can you give me concerning my friend Arion, the sweetest of all musicians?
"Give him a seat," said Tushin.
But Linda decides to give it a try.
'I'll give you grain, indeed!' she says, voices in the crowd were heard saying.
Give me the tripod.
You cannot give away your right to live.
If you give money, spend yourself with it, and do not merely abandon it to them.
"Mary," he said softly, going up to her, "it will never happen again; I give you my word.
The blue skirt and sweater were a little dressy for jail, but they'd no doubt give her some fashionable stripes to wear anyway.
This mollified Jim a little, and after some thought the green maiden decided to give the cab-horse a room in the palace, such a big building having many rooms that were seldom in use.
Let's move back and give her some air.
"Why didn't you give something to Sarcas?" he asked.
I only said that you were to give them the grain.
I have sent messengers to summon all of Dorothy's old friends to meet her and give her welcome, and they ought to arrive very soon, now.
"Give me your canteen," he ordered, "And take this one."
I will spend all my life, and give all that I have, to lessen the distress and sorrow with which this world seems filled.
If they give me plenty of it I'll not complain about its color.
"Will you give it to me, mother?" asked little Alfred.
Having heard that Count Mamonov was furnishing a regiment, Bezukhov at once informed Rostopchin that he would give a thousand men and their maintenance.
Just give me a minute.
It is said that the Emperor was reluctant to give Kutuzov those powers.
"And then will you give me more?" he asked.
I wouldn't give it up for a million dollars, just like I wouldn't sell my left arm for a million dollars.
Will you give me a cup of tea?
I give this order in my brother's name; and tell them that what is ours is theirs.
Nanotechnology will give us metals that don't bend, or bend and yet remember their original shape.
"I give you that column, lads," he said, riding up to the troops and pointing out the French to the cavalry.
Give me one of those polo shirts and I'll go wash up.
Napoleon smiled and told them to give the Cossack a horse and bring the man to him.
I don't want you to give it up because of me.
"I stopped a minute to give those birds to their mother," he answered.
I will give the order.
Give a brief account of Huss and his work.
I'll give them armed force...
Sleuthing mostly, but it didn't take me long to realize that most people give a lot away if you listen and observe profoundly.
In fact, why not give them a little show?
I'll give you 'till we get to Ashley.
"Give me the Star of Royalty!" she commanded.
We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.
Go when you please, and I give you my word of honor that no one shall dare to cause you annoyance if only you will allow me to act as your escort.
"There are gentry here; the general himself is in that hut, and you foul-mouthed devils, you brutes, I'll give it to you!" shouted he, hitting the first man who came in his way a swinging blow on the back.
It was impossible to take bread and clothes from our hungry and indispensable soldiers to give to the French who, though not harmful, or hated, or guilty, were simply unnecessary.
But best of all you have brought yourself back--for I never saw anything like it, you ought to give your wife a scolding!
She glanced up in time to see his mother give him a knowing look.
Don't give me that.
Now I have a mind to give this book to one of you
Because we value them, we are reluctant to give them up without a really good reason.
We would get on our toboggan, a boy would give us a shove, and off we went!
"We must give reserves," he said, moving his arms slightly apart.
"To give or not to give?" he had asked himself.
She had to eat, sleep, think, speak, weep, work, give vent to her anger, and so on, merely because she had a stomach, a brain, muscles, nerves, and a liver.
What would give him the idea that she enjoyed having him carry her across the creek?
"I'll show them; I'll give it to them, the brigands!" said he to himself.
Give her a little time to accept the idea.
Will you give her yours?
Give the matter some thought and discuss it.
Just give me some space.
Either he would give her due respect or he could find another sitter.
Of course we must not give it up.
"I give my word of honor as a Wussian officer," said Denisov, "that I can bweak Napoleon's line of communication!"
Her knees were trembling as if they were going to give way at any moment, and her face felt devoid of blood.
But when she asked Giddon to give Connie his phone number, he looked suspiciously from one of them to the other.
Now get over here and I'll give you a hand up.
Thanks. Those things give me the creeps.
They could do nothing but give up all their goods and money.
Give me five hundwed men and I will bweak the line, that's certain!
But I will, I'll give the order at once.
The first time he had recourse to his new judge was when a French prisoner, a colonel, came to him and, after talking a great deal about his exploits, concluded by making what amounted to a demand that Pierre should give him four thousand francs to send to his wife and children.
"I give you my word of honor it shan't occur again, and let this always be a reminder to me," and he pointed to the broken ring.
He had, however, to give him an answer.
At that moment it seemed to him that he was chosen to give a new direction to the whole of Russian society and to the whole world.
But modern history cannot give that reply.
I told you not to give my number to anyone.
Now get on in the house and give us some privacy.
Would he never give up?
He deserved an apology, and she intended to give him one - if she ever saw him again.
If you take them with you, it might give you cover if the Indians attack again.
They could not give him any help.
Please give your dear mother my love.
Give them that corn if there is enough of it.
Alex wasn't paying a stranger to give him an heir.
They want what you give Carmen.
"Give me?" she teased, trying to lighten the mood.
Connie would have told Len about the fact that Yancey didn't want to give her his phone number.
What we should not try to do, in my opinion, is give them human traits.
You give me your word of honor not to go?
I don't want you to give up anything.
Why don't you ride up here with me for a while and give your horse a rest?
But I will give her a piece of my mind.
You want him to have all you can give him.
We're close enough, and our camp sight will give us a little protection from the coming storm.
Going that way will put us further away from Ashley, but it will give us two advantages.
Only she wasn't going to lie down and give up like her mother.
Cassie, your father should be the one to tell you this, but since you're not likely to give him the chance, I'll tell you.
You'd better give this some serious thought.
Let me give you some money.
She'd like to give Claudette a piece of her mind, but that would be unprofessional.
She was faced with three basic choices: Abortion; raise the child herself; or give the baby up for adoption.
They would have to get Cade's consent, but he would probably be glad to give it.
How could she give the baby up?
I couldn't give the baby up, either.
I'm sorry to have missed act one, but I promise a short intermission before I give act two a try.
Give him a minute; he'll come back up.
There are tests I could conduct that would give us direction and maybe some answers but he refuses to even discuss them.
Tell Brennan he has carte blanch to give us everything within reason we might need.
Give Daniel Brennan a free hand and we'll both have what we want.
"I say give him a call," Martha said.
Did someone give them my license plate number?
I agreed to Brennan to give it a try and see what we could do.
Just before Howie was ready to give up, he was startled by a figure he'd not heard enter the house!
If one of us is threatened, we can't give up the others if we don't know where they went.
Let's give him the opportunity to speak his piece.
That would give him a heads-up on how much credibility we put on the so-called psychic tipster.
Howie, I can't tell you what to do; only give you advice and try to look at the options logically.
"Maybe she was smart enough to give him false information," I said, not really believing it.
Give it a shot.
I agreed with Merrill Cooms to give the matter serious thought.
I don't suppose you're going to come out of the closet and give me an exclusive.
How about it if I give you a chance to put your public straight?
Anything else you can give me?
My wife thought he should go or Howie should simply kiss his mother's hand, give an excuse of pressing business, and come back east.
Give me a call when you have some answers, I said and hung up before he could say more.
"What would you give for a reason for asking?" she asked.
I don't remember and really don't give a shit.
"There are hundreds, maybe thousands of entries," I offered in a weak effort to give her hope.
Betsy and I moved away to give mother and daughter space.
That will give me some time to get to work.
When she did give up the struggle, I first misinterpreted the news.
I'll give her a call.
She doesn't have to speak; just give you a little security.
Our dog spotted a rabbit crossing his driveway and lurched forward to give chase, tangling me in his leash as I answered.
I love my home and I'll fight not to give it up.
He doesn't want to give up but he's afraid to even touch the equipment much less pack it up.
"I'll give you permission," I said without thinking.
She'll give up her husband who she practically calls stupid and this other Abbott person just so she can live.
"Give me the address," I said.
"Is that all you'll give me?" he asked.
"Sofi said to give these to you," he said and reappeared just as suddenly.
She didn't have his cold control; she was the kind of woman who would give herself freely in bed and hold no part of her back.
Give me five minutes.
Don't give her your only set of keys to anything.
Besides, you don't have to give up beer.
It was too soon to give up hope.
If you can hear me, give me a sign.
Look, at least give it a chance.
Give me your short list.
Give the poor woman a break.
He was gonna give it back.
If I were with you to-day I would give you eighty-three kisses, one for each year you have lived.
I let her go, but refused to give up the doll.
If she wants water she says, "Give Helen drink water."
I hope Adrienne marries a man who will give her the help she deserves.
Do you want me to give up my schooling just to prove that I love you more?
I'm not asking you to give up anything you want, Adrienne.
If that's all they give you, count yourself lucky.
What we need is a plan but let's give it until tomorrow to clear our minds.
"Look," I said to my wife, "We should give more thought to this.
After too much heated discussion, I agreed to give a less than specific tip saying I didn't believe the child was abducted.
"Give me the details," I said.
With each tip we give there's further chance someone will start stringing them together.
Ben, we voted you in so we're willing to give you the ball.
Just give me some guidance.
If we could convince him to give you free rein to helping us with him remaining totally in the dark, we'd both have what we want.
You may have them, if you will give me the whistle.
"I will give you thirty days to consider the matter," said Coriolanus.
"There is nothing lacking," he said, "but the ten pieces he has told you about; and I will give him these as a reward."
"Light! give me light!" was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
I felt vaguely that they could not be good even if they wished to, because no one seemed willing to help them or to give them a fair chance.
"Milk," with a gesture means, "Give me more milk."
But when I spell into her hand, "Give me some bread," she hands me the bread, or if I say, "Get your hat and we will go to walk," she obeys instantly.
Please give my kind regards to Mr. Anagnos and let him see my letter, if you think best.
I give the Latin on account of the savoriness of the trivial name.
Be sure that you give the poor the aid they most need, though it be your example which leaves them far behind.
If you give him money, he will perhaps buy more rags with it.
They give me a new sense of the variety and capacity of that nature which is our common dwelling.
Give me a biscuit, you devil!
And did you give me tobacco yesterday?
"Give me that letter," said Kutuzov turning to Prince Andrew.
The staff officer joined in the colonel's appeals, but Bagration did not reply; he only gave an order to cease firing and re-form, so as to give room for the two approaching battalions.
"You can give the message to His Majesty," said Dolgorukov, hurriedly interrupting Bagration.
Give it them! he mentally exclaimed at these sounds, and again proceeded to gallop along the line, penetrating farther and farther into the region where the army was already in action.
But we must give him an answer.
We want to give the Senate new juridical powers, but we have no laws.
But his thoughts--the simplest, clearest, and therefore most terrible thoughts--would give him no peace.
He swore on his honor that the Russians were lost if the Emperor would give another division.
"I knew you'd give permission... so I'll tell them," and, having kissed her mother, Natasha got up and went to the door.
Will they give up Moscow like this?
Give him some porridge: it takes a long time to get filled up after starving.
At first he watched the serfs, trying to understand their aims and what they considered good and bad, and only pretended to direct them and give orders while in reality learning from them their methods, their manner of speech, and their judgment of what was good and bad.
Let's give the mules a rest while I look over our back trail.
"I think I will give them to our friends," said Cyrus.
It can sell produce abroad for better rates, give farmers predictability in pricing and flexibility on when to sell, and act as a storehouse against lean times in the future.
The laundress at the Perkins Institution secretly carried her off to give her a bath.
The teachers at the Wright-Humason School were always planning how they might give the pupils every advantage that those who hear enjoy--how they might make much of few tendencies and passive memories in the cases of the little ones--and lead them out of the cramping circumstances in which their lives were set.
Some give directions to be waked every half-hour, doubtless for no other purpose; and then, to pay for it, they tell what they have dreamed.
It is essential for us; it will give us all we need: comfortable quarters and a speedy return to our country.
If the purpose of history be to give a description of the movement of humanity and of the peoples, the first question--in the absence of a reply to which all the rest will be incomprehensible--is: what is the power that moves peoples?
Alex told her to call him back if she didn't give birth in an hour.
"I suppose I ought to give the wooden dummy a good start of me," growled Jim.
Their mouths were open for the food they were expecting their mother to give them.
As soon as I see the light, I will mount my horse and ride out to give the alarm.
Why is it good when you adopt a baby that isn't yours, but bad if it's yours and you don't give birth to it?
It was theirs to do with as they pleased and they chose to give it to you.
What if the farmer could give every stalk of corn individual attention and water and fertilize each one exactly when it was needed?
It seemed unlikely that he would travel so many miles to get her, and then give up.
He wasn't going to give in until she ate a little crow.
Was he hinting that she should give more attention to the exterior of the house?
I prayed she'd take my warning seriously and maybe give us some helpful press in the bargin.
I didn't give them the time of day, except to confirm what you told me on the record.
Give me an hour or so and a number where I can call you.
She couldn't help wondering about the two of them and why she felt suddenly jealous, even though Jenn could give Dusty something she wasn't willing to.
Give yourself a break.
Reminded he didn't give Bianca the rules he gave Darian and Sofi, he retrieved his phone.
"Darian, I wanna give you a new rule," Dusty said.
Iggy, give me a minute with Speck.
He expected these days to be his last, but he'd give the order to decimate the entire state if it meant humanity as a whole survived.
Sometimes they know how to fix themselves, like you did, and I just give them my power and let them do it.
His body drank what healing she had to give.
"Give me back my powers, so I can find her," Jule said.
I'll give him a call.
"Give her a hug when you get back," Jule said with a chuckle.
Keep it in the backyard and give it a doghouse?
You don't give me orders, Damian.
Damian, why not give him a shot at something?
My terms are far kinder for you than I'd give anyone else.
Dr. Mallard wanted me to give you a call and schedule an appointment for tomorrow morning, first thing.
The measure was taken to give him unfettered access to her visions.
To humans, it would look like the natural give and take of a long battle.
"If Han hasn't told you, when I give an order, no one disobeys me," he said firmly.
If you are asked, you can give them insight into their future, so long as you do not reveal everything.
I don't give a damn.
"I will give you a piece of advice," he said, unaffected by her tirade.
By his tone, he didn't give a damn what she thought.
"Can you give me a hand?" the woman called over her shoulder.
Give yourself a break and get some rest.
Or I'll give you to Dusty.
I'd give you anything for him.
She would never give this man the visions he wanted!
I don't give a damn if he escapes.
Worse, she wasn't about to give the creature that tricked her into Hell and turned her Immortal an ounce of compassion.
"We'll give you a head start," the one in front of her said.
His advice had been to give in to Darkyn.
The same instincts that warned her against the last deal with him told her she'd never win any bet with the devil I'll give you the terms first this time.
She wasn't going to give him an excuse to attack her.
We give each other life.
Those skills give me a small chance of leaving, he reminded her.
Might give you an advantage with him if you're willing to play the seduction game.
This is all you'll give me? she asked, torn between fury and sorrow at the impossible challenge.
I don't give a shit but make it fast.
Don't give that vial to Wynn.
Deidre put her hands over her mouth to keep from squealing and stepped back to give Wynn room.
You just have to give it a chance.
"Will you give him permission?" she ventured.
I guess if you give a man the ability to build his own mate, he'll make her a tramp.
"You were the first person to give me a choice," she murmured.
"In exchange for…" She frowned, reluctant to give up the ability.
"Give me the damn light!" she shrieked, her anger overcoming her fear as she grabbed for the flashlight.
We'd give anything if you could stay with us.
I got the owl so's you'd know we give a hoot.
When the kid comes back from her momma's house, give me a buzz and I'll see if I have time to talk some truth into her.
Seeing as you promised little Martha, I'd best give you a hand.
"Yeah. Well, I'm not sure I'm going to give her one," the young man answered.
He tactfully withdrew to the kitchen to give her privacy, expecting a summary of the conversation when she finished, but none was forthcoming.
Give me some time!
Let's say it was suggested that Fitzgerald come over and give me a helping hand.
Give the lady a koppie doll!
I don't give a damn about a bunch of bones, but where do you get off saying The Lucky Pup Mine is yours?
If someone tampered with the real bones, we don't want to give them a chance to clean up whatever they might have left behind.
"Try and give it a hand—and an owner," Dean said as he left.
I don't give a damn about what might have happened years ago!
I'll give you my guess.
Deputy Sheriff Lydia Larkin drove by in her official white Blazer and Dean repressed the impulse to give her a one-finger salute.
I think you'd better limit your use to when Fred's here to give you permission.
It was Dean's turn to give his wife a look of caution.
And now that poor girl has to give birth to a fatherless baby.
Don't give me that 'happily married' bullshit.
"Let me give you an example of our differences," Fitzgerald continued.
Before you start following the poor woman like in a James Bond movie, maybe we should give the entire Dawkins clan a rest.
I think so, but she began asking questions so quickly she didn't give me time to ask.
Did Fitzgerald give you the pint bottles of vodka you were drinking the other night?
"Did Fitzgerald give you the vodka?" he asked again.
When did he give it to you?
"Just give Mr. O'Connor a message," Mrs. Worthington said.
We'd better watch our step, and not give him any excuse to harass us further.
Don't give me that look.
Give me another hour and go see Fitzgerald, in his cruiser.
Give the tourists a thrill.
Jennifer never saw her natural father face-to-face and gave the impression she didn't give a flip.
They might give away a date.
"Give him an 'A' for effort." she answered as she closed her eyes, dipped her head back.
And why should you give a toot?
Then he added, on a more serious note, "I'll give you a hand if I can, but nothing official."
Why don't you give me that?
Finally things calmed down enough to give Dean and his wife a few minutes of free time.
I heard he was going to give them out after the sale, after the trunks sold, but the keys all got mixed up so he simply tossed them.
The purpose of this apartment was to give her a place to practice being human.
"I knew Darkyn could give me a second chance with you," she said.
"Give me one reason why I shouldn't kill you now," Gabriel said calmly.
"Give me one reason why I shouldn't kill you now," he repeated.
He won't lose his mate, even if he chooses to kill her rather than give her up.
He looked around to make sure he hadn't missed anything else that might give him a sign as to what Darkyn was doing by killing off an Ancient Immortal.
I don't give a shit.
He didn't give her the reassurance she sought about whether or not they had a real future together, and she brokered a deal with the Dark One in a desperate attempt to ensure she had a chance with Gabriel.
If I thought you'd give me a fair deal, I'd consider it.
Then, he'd stop throwing up barriers and give this Deidre a chance.
Human-Deidre had no reason whatsoever not to give Darkyn the soul he snatched when the deal was up.
I cared about you and the humans enough to interfere and give you a second chance.
"We all thought the name was perfect," Alex said, refusing to give her concern credence.
Then I promise I'll give her back.
I never could understand why she would want to give up her own child.
She doesn't want to give up, even though she knows she doesn't have a legal right.
I remember, but you said you'd give her back.
Sometimes it takes more courage to give a child up than it does to keep it when you don't want it.
She refused to give in to the nagging question of brain damage.
She leaned over to give him the usual kiss.
"Give it a try," Katie coaxed.
When he didn't give any indication that he heard, she threw the covers back.
He is the boss and you give him permission to be?
I would give my son much land if he would come to live near me.
I would give you much more.
How could she give it up?
Maybe the money would give her children opportunities they wouldn't have had otherwise.
You don't want to give yourself a second chance to think it over.
Gabe watched as she crossed the gym to give her mate a kiss on the cheek.
"More like, you give Gabe the iPad and take me upstairs," she murmured.
You won't win this one, so give up now.
"If the death-dealers give you any issues, talk to Harmony," Gabriel advised.
Give me a minute?
If he ever leapt off another building, he'd choose pavement, which might have some give to it.
He kept his voice firm and cold, unwilling to give on either point.
By their rules, he doesn't have to give you the choice, does he?
"Will you…" She wasn't sure how to ask for what she wanted, the comfort only he seemed to be able to give her.
Very honorable of you to give her a choice of being with you after how she treated you all those years.
Reconciling past-Deidre and human Deidre was enough to give him a headache.
Hey, Toby, can you give her one?
You want to give me a … kid?
"I don't know the whole story, but I can give you the basics," Katie said.
But he told me he'd give me a choice about whether or not I wanted to be with him, even though he's obligated by those laws.
I don't give a shit what they tell you.
"We can give you an angel," Toby relented.
Okay. I'm gonna give it a go.
Of everyone she'd dealt with, he was the first to give her a real choice: Life or death.
Wynn being cornered by a demon and her body starting to give out on her.
I'm going to give you a piece of advice you gave me a few months ago.
I spent too long fighting to live on my terms to give in, even to you.
Gabriel didn't like past-Deidre and wasn't willing to give her a chance.
You'd rather give up.
Give this option we figured out a go.
Give me some reason why one percent and an eternity with you beats out the alternative.
"I don't have much of a choice, if I want to give living a go," she said.
Was she willing to give life a second shot, even if Gabriel wasn't in the picture and she had no more normal friends after Wynn's betrayal?
She wasn't ready to give up.
Darkyn alone was able to give it to her.
It took every ounce of her willpower not to flee hysterically or give in to the desire to collapse and sob.
I don't give a shit!
"I'll give him a second chance," she continued.
So you give me my power back but don't free me.
Can you give me a call?
Don't give me your good stuff.
She really didn't give a damn if he wasn't used to being challenged.
Give her to Andre.
The door groaned but didn't give, though the wall on one side crumbled enough to leave a large opening.
I don't give two --
His touch was so soothing and cool, she vowed to give him whatever blood
She rolled her eyes and retreated to her bunk, hoping Sasha planned to give her time to rest before attacking her.
Give me a head start, Rhyn.
She pulled hard on the rope, feeling some give, then tautness as the anchor lodged itself between unmovable objects.
"Oh, now you give a damn!" she snapped, backing away.
The immortals must give humans a choice.
He didn't give a damn about her, and he sounded as if he'd rather she jump from a cliff than bother him.
He said to give you this.
You think I give a damn about one stupid, feeble, weak human, especially one mated to Rhyn?
Doesn't give him a right to break the Immortal Code.
He felt dread knot in his stomach at the sign she wasn't going to give Rhyn yet another chance.
"Yes. Give him more time," he said softly.
You couldn't give me some peace?
He hadn.t even been able to keep her safe when they were together, and he had nothing—not even a home—to give her.
The rest of him didn.t give a shit what anyone said: Katie was his.
Wanting to give his friend, Rhyn, a moment of peace with his dead-dead parents, he waited until Rhyn was gone before withdrawing from the shadows.
His gaze was roving, and his air distracted even as he bent to give Hannah a kiss on the cheek.
My people figured out the right mix of Rhyn.s girl.s blood to give immunity to whoever has it.
There was no way in Hell Kris would give this creature the key
Sasha.s words echoed in her thoughts, and she tried hard to give them no credence.
"You just can.t give me a break, Rhyn," Kiki grumbled.
She looked around the area where his desk had been and spotted a perfume bottle similar to the one he'd give her before.
I must handle this, he said, turning back to give his mate a kiss on the cheek.
He.d give anything for the vial and the feel of her blood on his hands!
I don.t give a shit how it works.