Occam, who is still a Scholastic, gives us the Scholastic justification of the spirit which had already taken hold upon Roger Bacon, and which was to enter upon its rights in the 15th and 16th centuries.
They were also taken hold of by the Greeks when making their most solemn oaths.
But directly afterward the impudent scoundrel who had taken hold of my arm came up and began to speak to the chamberlain in German.
He has taken hold of me.
At worst, like when anthracnose has really taken hold of a tree and defoliated it completely, you might lose the tree entirely.