Took-on sentence example

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  • She paused and her voice took on a sardonic tone.

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  • Protect and Serve took on a new perspective.

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  • You see, guys who just hunted down women looked down on the children snatchers and the scum that took on little girls thought they were a rank better than the little boy snatchers.

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  • I guess the time this all happened was when Darkyn took on the Dark One.

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  • I simply took on a form that you would not find threatening, Zamon answered.

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  • The Dark One's mate took on a husky note that made her flush.

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  • The demon that took on his form.

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  • Daniela just inside the entrance, and her normally calm face took on an expression of sudden irritation.

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  • Fred took on the air of a learned professor as he explained.

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  • Sarah took on a tone of desperation.

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  • It was still dark, and the moons of the underworld hadn't moved far across the sky.  He sat, uneasy with the dream exchange with Death.  A small fire burned between him and Katie, whose pale features and shadowed eyes were showing the effects of both her pregnancy and the toll the underworld took on mortals.

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  • His voice took on a hushed note.

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  • One of the shapeshifters took on Gabriel's shape.  I think Darkyn knew Katie was with Gabe, and they wanted to replace him.

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  • I just took on five Others.

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  • Sofi's voice took on a dark note.

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  • Where I took on this assignment, hoping you'd retain the part of you that makes you human?

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  • Jonny's voice took on a firm, cold note.

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  • After the fall of Drogheda Cromwell sent a few troops to relieve Londonderry, and marched himself to Wexford, which he took on the 11th of October, and where similar scenes of cruelty were repeated; every captured priest, to use Cromwell's own words, being immediately "knocked on the head," though the story of the three hundred women slaughtered in the market-place has no foundation.

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  • The defter emini kept the registers for the nishanji, whose place he took on emergency, the others acted as secretaries and clerks.

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  • Here they found and took on board the four sons of Phrixus who, after their father's death, had been sent by Aeetes, king of Colchis, to fetch the treasures of Orchomenus, but had been driven by a storm upon the island.

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  • The slopes of the position towards the Austrians now took on the usual concave section, and from the crest of the ridge every movement could be seen for miles.

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  • The medicine of the i 8th century is notable, like that of the latter part of the 17th, for the striving after complete theoretical systems. The influence of the iatro-physical school was by no means exhausted; and in England, especially through the indirect influence of Sir Isaac Newton's (1642-1727) great astronomical generalizations, it took on a mathematical aspect, and is sometimes known as iatro-mathematical.

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  • The decline of the imperial power and the growing opposition between the towns and the territorial princes justified these defensive town alliances, which in South Germany took on a peculiarly political character.

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  • It was at this moment that the controversy between Luther and Zwingli took on a deeper significance.

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  • But a year later, the second generation having reached sexual maturity, new broods were produced, and out of these some individuals lost their gills and dorsal crest, developed movable eyelids, changed their dentition, and assumed yellow spots, - in fact, took on all the characters of Amblystoma tigrinum.

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  • So completely did this system in the course of time sway men's minds that the cult, from being an expression of animistic beliefs, took on the colour derived from the "astral" interpretation of occurrences and doctrines.

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  • It was just at this time that California gold was discovered, and the new territory took on great national importance.

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  • Our hints are few of Jesus' teaching, but this much, at least, we cannot doubt unless we suppose that death took him unawares, or that his explanation of the impending fact took on some un-Jewish form; and further, that the earliest tradition misrepresents him.

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  • In the and century the conception of a Catholic Church was widely held and a loose embodiment was given it; after the conversion of the empire the organization took on the official forms of the empire.

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  • Certainly his public pronouncements took on an increasingly democratic tone.

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  • In the East, too, it took on new life and Catholic missionaries freely used it in their propaganda.

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  • Emigration beyond the colonial border had in fact been continuous for 1 so years, but it now took on larger proportions.

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  • Her heart beat double time as the ground got so far away that the objects took on the artificial look of parts on a model train setup.

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  • The name past-Death adopted when she took on a human form in her underworld before she quit.

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  • This Gabriel really did look like the Gabriel she knew.  She looked hard at his hands before he pulled on his black gloves.  The shapeshifter demon that took on Ully's form hadn't fully been able to disguise its arms and hands.  Gabriel's hands looked like they were his.

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  • The moons appeared through the branches in the jungle, almost alone in the dark sky except for a wisp of clouds floating beneath them.  She watched the clouds pass.  More came, quickly blocking the moons and stealing most of the light from the jungle.  Katie sat up and blinked until her eyes adjusted to the new level of darkness.  The sky took on an eerie silver glow, like it did in Maryland the night before a hard snow.

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  • Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, took on the challenge.

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  • Last week we took on a Springer Spaniel from Ireland who was also epileptic.

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  • We can't put the genie back in the bottle, whereby final salary schemes took on all the risk.

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  • The ridge here took on a fantastical form with gigantic snow mushrooms, through routes, massive icicles and bottomless voids.

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  • He frequently took on cases involving custody disputes and honor killings.

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  • Instead, the porter took on their instruction in a room next to the porter's lodge in breaks between his other duties.

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  • At the age of 30 he took on looking after his baby nephew Johnnie who had been born crippled.

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  • For the first of three opening games against Ryman Premier newcomers the Dons took on newly relegated local rivals Carshalton Athletic at Colston Avenue.

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  • Occasionally, a child simply took on the registration of a dead elder sibling of the same sex.

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  • Rules governing the circulation of Cabinet memoranda and consultation with the Treasury took on a greater stringency than ever before.

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  • Before the Flaming Lips took on matters of life and death, they were expert at psychedelic whimsy.

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  • At Cochin Siqueira took on board certain adherents of Alphonso d'Alboquerque who were in bad odour with his rival d'Almeida, among them being Magellan, the future circumnavigator of the world, and Francisco Serrao, the first European who ever lived in the Spice Islands.

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  • The cause of this sudden eclipse was the cruel vengeance he took on the milites, or noble order, who, emulating the example of their brethren in Bohemia, were already attempting to curb the royal power.

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  • All the hypotheses about the causation of new growths seek to explain the secret of this individuality or " autonomy," as they recognize that the mystery of the origin of the great majority of tumours would be solved if we could trace how or why the tissue elements in which they develop first took on this abnormal growth.

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  • She flushed, her beautiful eyes grew dim, red blotches came on her face, and it took on the unattractive martyrlike expression it so often wore, as she submitted herself to Mademoiselle Bourienne and Lise.

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  • His face suddenly took on a morose expression.

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  • But despite her grief, or perhaps just because of it, she took on herself all the difficult work of directing the storing and packing of their things and was busy for whole days.

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  • The same thing happened when Francisco Pizarro and his raggle-taggle army of 168 men took on the millions of the Inca empire in Peru.

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  • I took on the role with considerable trepidation for a variety of reasons.

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  • The term " underworld connections " just took on a whole new meaning.

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  • In 2017, the innocent phrase "take-a-knee" took on a new, politically-charged meaning after other football players knelt in support of Colin Kaepernick and his police-brutality protest and were criticized by many, including the president.

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  • Greater coverage was required, and the idea of Earth Day took on greater focus.

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  • It's interesting that my mother, who would spend days obsessing about finding just the right switch plate cover to match a room's decor, never took on doorknobs.

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  • Soon, the style took on a life of its own and grew beyond Napoleon’s influence.

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  • By the 1980s, prom took on a life of its own and became a "coming into adulthood" dance.

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  • The overall concept is that Jesus took on our sins and washed them away.

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  • Further establishing herself as a Hollywood superstar, Paquin took on the role of Sookie Stackhouse in the television show True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels by Charlaine Harris.

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  • In 1999, Swank took on the role of Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry, earning her an Academy Award and making her a much sought-after actress.

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  • Without any training or diploma, he took on construction and salesman jobs to make ends meet.

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  • After his political career fizzled, he was a news anchor for an NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, then took on the role as daytime talk show host.

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  • Alex Trebek took on hosting duties of the syndicated game show in 1984.

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  • Ashlee Simpson made headlines when her face took on a decidedly different look.

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  • In 2005, he took on the role of smug, yet clueless, boss Michael Scott on The Office.

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  • By the time he took on a recurring role in the sitcom Friends in 2002, he was already an established actor, but soon afterwards he was even more in demand.

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  • She took on the celebreality show challenge to prove that she could dance despite the absence of the lower part of one leg.

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  • However, Cooper wanted a slight career change, and in 2000, took on the role of reality show host of The Mole.

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  • Her mother took on the role as Heigl's manager.

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  • During the monologue, Spears (who served as guest host) discussed the gossip while her breasts seemingly took on a life of their own - the monologue was met with applause and laughter.

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  • As a result, Colbert took on fewer segments for The Daily Show while working on Strangers with Candy.

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  • In 1991, Sarah took on the role as SanDeE in the Steve Martin Comedy L.A. Story.

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  • She first appeared in front of the camera when she took on co-anchor duties for Weekend Update in 2000, alongside Jimmy Fallon and later, Amy Poehler in 2004.

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  • Boomerang - In 1992, Berry took on the character of Angela Lewis, opposite Eddie Murphy.

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  • After playing a string of lightweight "love interest" roles, Berry took on the character of "Queen" for the television mini-series bearing the same name.

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  • After her comedic turn, she took on the serious character of Khaila Richards, opposite Jessica Lange in Losing Isiah.

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  • In 1999, Christian Bale shifted his focus a bit when he took on the lead role in American Psycho, playing serial killer Patrick Bateman.

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  • Two years after Altered States, Barrymore took on the role that was the catalyst for her acting career and her downward spiral into booze and drugs.

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  • In 2007, Dr. Drew took on another nationally syndicated call-in radio program based in Los Angeles, aimed at adult relationships and mental health.

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  • Pattinson became involved with community theatre and joined the Barnes Theatre Club where he took on roles in numerous plays, including Anything Goes, Macbeth and Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

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  • For the next few years, he took on small television roles while also fielding starring roles in theater productions.

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  • In 2008, Anna Paquin took on her first role in a television series with a program on HBO called True Blood.

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  • After graduating high school and eventually dropping out of college, Reynolds took on a variety of jobs including waiting tables and working at a grocery store.

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  • After Thelma and Louise Susan Sarandon took on some very serious roles including those in Lorenzo's Oil (1992), The Client (1994) and Stepmom (1998).

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  • Charlie Sheen took on some small roles in the mid-eighties, including playing Jennifer Grey's boyfriend in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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  • It was during this time in her personal life that she made very few public appearances while she took on the role of wife and mother.

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  • A couple of small roles followed, and then in 1982 Yothers took on the role that would define her career.

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  • Clint Walker took on many small jobs to help his family make ends meet, including golf caddy, river boatman, and carnival worker.

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  • In the nineteenth century, children's clothes took on a more distinct cut, with girls' dresses more inclined to feature ribbons around the chest and be shorter until she came out into society.

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  • Higgins daughter took on the role of Benji for the next three movies, and the rest is history.

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  • Would it be 67 days from the first breeding or the last, because you won't know which day she took on.

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  • After earning a chemical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin, Nieman took on the roles of both president and head chef for Fromm.

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  • Egyptian legend believed that tourmaline came in a wide variety of colors because during its ascent from the center of the earth it passed over a rainbow and took on all the colors of the rainbow.

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  • The franchise took on a whole new life of its own and the rest is history.

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  • He also took on a different personality, usually one that was flailing and frightful.

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  • The home console, as can only be expected, took on one cartridge at at time, but the MVS was known for housing multiple ROMs, including an arcade cabinet had held as many as six games.

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  • The updating went on hiatus, but soon, another programmer took on the task and continued to improve the emulator for another year.

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  • You took on the role of the principle character, Dirk.

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  • He took on his own venture under his own nom de plume in 2004.

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  • Built primarily in the Philadelphia area these Windsors had some of the same design characteristics as the English Windsor but quickly took on very individual designs.

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  • These historic dances often took on a sensual nature for this reason, and they continue to be associated with such things today.

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  • First, you emphasized the amount of work you did in college, and the fact that you took on a lot and took extra classes.

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  • Always challenging herself to excel to the next level of her sport, golfing's first lady Annika Sorenstam took on a different challenge, and appeared in a non-traditional pose with husband David Esch for the 1999 issue.

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  • Most women took on the role of housewife.

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  • Until 2008, I was the manager of corporate media relations and in 2009 I took on the role of PR and Brand Experience senior manager.

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  • During the Ming dynasty, from 1368 to 1644 A.D., facial paint took on additional meaning as colors began to be used to represent characteristics such as bravery, honor, strength and loyalty.

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  • During her short and relatively unproductive three-year stint as a café and concert singer (1905-1908), Gabrielle took on the name "Coco".

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  • Anne Klein took on Donna Karan as an intern one summer, and after Klein's death in 1974, it was Donna Karan who continued to design the Anne Klein Collection, expanding it to create the Anne Klein II line in 1982.

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  • Originally developed as a Nintendo Game Boy video game in 1995, Pokemon took on a life of its own in merchandising possibilities.

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  • Swimming with sharks took on an all new meaning when Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider took to the ocean to hunt a human-killer.

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  • Shortly after that, he took on the role of adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones.

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  • British actor Michael Sheen took on the role as head of the Lycan clan, Lucian.

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  • Cooper's face became increasingly recognizable as he took on the role of Will Tippin in the Jennifer Garner helmed show Alias.

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  • Once seen as merely a fleeting trend that would expire in months, ruffles instead took on a life of their own.

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  • In 1999, she took on Patricia Cutts role of Blanche Hunt and has been a permanent fixture on the show since.

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  • Like other teen dramas, Degrassi also took on the school shooting that left a mark on the characters forever.

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  • The tension between the brothers continued to mount as Damon's friendship with Elena took on a life of its own.

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  • In 2000, acclaimed-actor Jim Carey took on the title role in a remake of this children's movie.

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  • Headon's drumming continued onto London Calling, where he was more than a match for the numerous genres the Clash took on.

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  • Coupled with the 'four to the floor' beat, which was used as far back as the 60s, music took on a new sound.

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  • They took on the Napster name to market their own music service, but instead of setting up a peer-to-peer network where people actively share their MP3 music, Napster became a pay service for downloading legal music.

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  • This time, she took on much of the writing duties herself (though the exact extent of her involvement and the involvement of co-writers would later be disputed).

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  • But they started selling copies at their shows, and the demo took on a life of its own.

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  • Her label wasn't happy about the new direction that Jackson took on the album, which spent a lot of time on political commentary and social statements, but fans loved it and it proved to be another hit.

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  • Williams' parents took on most of the driving duties, not to mention the chaperoning - Williams herself was still 13 and the drummer 12.

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  • The song was actually a b-side for Don't Be Cruel, but it took on a life of its own.

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  • In 1993, Sweeney took on the role of Samantha (Sami) Brady in the popular daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.

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  • In 2009, she took on a job as a DJ at a Miami radio station.

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  • The winner was Heather West, who took on a job as senior chef at Ramsay's Terra Rosa restaurant.

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  • She recently took on a part-time job as a school teacher, and she helps with the farm upkeep and all of the things that need to be done around the house.

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  • From there, she took on small roles in television shows including The Love Boat and Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

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  • To help them bring their ideas to life, contestants were paired with professional fashion designers who took on most of the sewing and some of the sketching duties.

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  • Kirk. Her chief role was to establish contact with planets and alien races using the ship's communications technology, though she later took on many other duties in the course of her career.

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  • He assumed duties of the chief of operations and took on a central role in the reformation of the Cardassian.

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  • Re-imagined characters took on new roles as male characters became female characters and the show took a darker, more sinister tone.

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  • In the reimagined version of Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons took on a new twist as the show introduced humanoid Cylons along with their cybernetic counterparts.

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  • With the movie production of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the melodic elvish language of Arda took on a new life.

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  • O'Donnell has stated that after her mother's passing, she took on the role of the "mother-figure" for her younger sisters.

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  • After MySpace popped up on the Internet officially in 2004, other social networks took on similar formats as a way of gaining the same popularity.

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  • During that assault, a number of Union troops battled wearing trousers and gray coats which took on the appearance of many Confederate styles.

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  • Teams took on the look of original or older team uniforms.

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