To carry away

Related to To carry away: carry out
(Naut.) to break off; to lose; as, to carry away a fore-topmast.
To take possession of the mind; to charm; to delude; as, to be carried by music, or by temptation.

See also: Carry, Carry

References in classic literature ?
In fact, how could a man to whom ten thousand livres were owing, refuse to carry away a present worth six thousand, enhanced in estimation from having belonged to a descendant of Henry IV.
I would gladly have taken a dozen of the natives, but this was a thing the emperor would by no means permit; and, besides a diligent search into my pockets, his majesty engaged my honour "not to carry away any of his subjects, although with their own consent and desire.
We were no longer in doubt that the inhabitants of the town had laid a train, and set fire to a neighbouring house, in order to consume us; their measures were so well laid, that the house was in ashes in an instant, and three of our beds were burnt which the violence of the flame would not allow us to carry away.
Some were using their ramrods, others putting powder on the touchpans or taking charges from their pouches, while others were firing, though who they were firing at could not be seen for the smoke which there was no wind to carry away.
The suspects may have used a pick-up truck or lorry to carry away the stands.
Everyone watching was filled with admiration as the job was completed and Coburn gathered the wool into a bag to carry away.
A hydrogen atom results if, during that short time, the electron can slip to a lower orbit and the system can emit a photon to carry away the excess energy.
At some retailers, you needed a wheelbarrow to carry away all the free hardware and software products being offered with a purchase of XP.
A helicopter and two ambulances were called to carry away the injured.
Meanwhile, there is a fascinating twist to the story of water with activated hydrogen: Every day, five to ten thousand people travel to a spring in the Central Mexican village of Tlacote to carry away containers of its water which has been found to improve the health of people suffering from a wide range of illnesses, from AIDS to diabetes, and from respiratory disease to osteoarthritis.