Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Give up

Give up: to quit/ stop trying/ surrender/ admit defeat/ abandon hope
-> Be wiped out: Be destroyed/ annihilated/ eliminated 
-> Keep on: continue/ persevere -> Moron: Stupid

1. In 1941, when the U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to give a speech, he stood before the students and said, "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up! Never give up! Never give up! Never give up!"

2. When you want to encourage someone and tell them not to give up, you can also tell them not to throw in the towel. Do you encourage your friends to persevere and go on?

3 Another way to say “lose hope” is “give up hope”. Have you ever given up hope and stopped trying to do something? Isn’t it interesting that we can give up hope, but that God can still carry us through despite being weak?

4. In Josh Groban’s song, “You are loved”, he sings, “Don’t give up, because you are loved”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTGOAp4L680

5. Don’t give up on your dreams. Do you think that there are age limits for some dreams?

6. The people in Egypt are never going to give up until they have a true democracy.

7. When someone is very stubborn and doesn’t know when it is time to stop, you can say, “He/ she doesn’t know when to give up!”


  1. Tell somebody today, "Don't give up!"

  2. I think sometimes it's good to give up. We are sometimes too stubborn. Sometimes too hard situation is a sign that it is not for us and that there is something else, often better for us in store- that's my experience.

  3. Yes, I agree... sometimes we need to know when to move on and do something different.