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1. to feed, e.g. long-keep steer.
2. pasturage.

Patient discussion about keep

Q. I was wondering is there any method to keep her in control? My 11 year old daughter is very impulsive. She will not let others speak. She talks to everyone irrespective of whether she knows them or not. Sometimes I have also noted that she blabbers something without her knowledge. I can understand that she is having ADHD but how do others know that she suffers from ADHD? Though I am guiding her positively, it is hard for her to remember these instructions. She is very impulsive that she acts immediately. She lacks good sleep as may be needed for the kids of her age. I was wondering is there any method to keep her in control?

A. parenting ADHD children can be a stressful job. but with the proper treatment, be that medication or behavioral, she would calm down a bit and even sleep better from my experience. i strongly recommend trying alternative treatments like acupuncture and biofeedback in order to reduce symptoms and not completly rely on medication. nothing wrong with medication- but nothing's wrong about lowering their amount also...:)

Q. When someone says he'd like to keep his fitness , what does he mean? how does one keep his fitness?

A. Training, that’s the key. Regular, varied and planned exercise program is usually essential to keep one’s fitness. In addition, appropriate nutrition and avoiding hazardous lifestyle habits (e.g. smoking, drugs etc.) also help.

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Q. what about drinking vinger apple to keep fit?

A. 90% of the alternative medicine people use are not tested clinically. it doesn't mean they don't work, just that that no one tested them to see if they are truly useful and what is the active ingredient in them. in a site i found they gave a big list of what can apple vinegar can help you for. from acne to cholesterol, diabetes and Menstrual problems. too much if you ask me. if there were 3-5 things on the list it was reasonable. but almost 20? so you might as well take it cause it wouldn't hurt you. but i'm not sure about the usefulness. try it and let me know :)

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References in classic literature ?
No--nothing, except he seems so scary, and keeps his doors locked night and day both, and when you knock he won't let you in till he opens the door a crack and sees who it is.
He has only to take care that they do not get hold of too much power and too much authority, and then with his own forces, and with their goodwill, he can easily keep down the more powerful of them, so as to remain entirely master in the country.
When he keeps aloof and tries to provoke a battle, he is anxious for the other side to advance.
The person who keeps the establishment, or whatever they call it, is rather odd, and EXCEEDINGLY FOREIGN; but she is wonderfully civil, and is perpetually sending to my door to see if I want anything.
He must do nothing to make this meeting their last; he must leave their future in her care, asking only that she should keep fast hold of it.
A good many expedients were resorted to to keep the excursionists amused and satisfied.
He kicked the pistol out of the other's hand, and then sat down on him in order to keep him down.
And this Daylight thought that he could keep up a day's pace of thirty-three miles for sixty days
Unscathed they fought their way to the door of the keep, and faced round upon the swarming mob, while the squire thrust the great key into the lock.
She was beginning to be afraid she couldn't keep the tears back when Mrs.
There are so many I would like to make," said Cecily, "that I'm afraid it wouldn't be any use trying to keep them all.
When the waves began to tumble and toss and to grow bigger and bigger the ship rolled up and down, and tipped sidewise--first one way and then the other--and was jostled around so roughly that even the sailor-men had to hold fast to the ropes and railings to keep themselves from being swept away by the wind or pitched headlong into the sea.