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But as Philothea bent over him, she perceived a faint pulsation of the heart.

This business attended to, Robert bent his steps to Mr. Paine's office.

The two bent their steps to the shore, and looked out to sea.

How pale and eager their faces looked as they bent above him!

Austin rose and bent over Katherine's chair in some concern.

Every thought was bent to attain the end, no labour was deemed to arduous.

Mrs. Roberts was not in the mood to argue; she was bent on information.

"That will I," said Alleyne, blithely, and bent to the task.

"Or any other man who ever bent a long-bow," cried his victorious adversary.

Her voice lowered to a quick pleading, and she bent toward the man at the desk.

WORD ORIGIN

"mental inclination," 1570s, probably from earlier literal sense "condition of being deflected or turned" (1530s), from bent (adj.) "not straight" (q.v.).

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