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adjective as in appropriated

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Buddhist "I feel like my body is borrowed, and this life is very temporary."

Like the best pop stars, Swift has borrowed from a plethora of genres and influences.

Carr travelled to London, and borrowed £100 from his mother to buy a car for the operation.

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

The catch phrase, which Reagan borrowed from a Russian proverb, was “trust but verify.”

You have borrowed, as these accounts will show, thousands of pounds, and paid them back with promises and words.

Ostentatiously he borrowed a stepladder and stretched the cloth across the front of his store, from post to post.

It's wretched enough to owe money to anybody, but I'd have felt safer if we'd borrowed from Mrs. Calvert or even from a bank.

If my deductions are correct, Lancing only borrowed the papers on the distinct understanding that they should be returned.

I intend to begin a third opera; this time on a subject borrowed from Lajetnikovs tragedy, The Oprichnik.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to borrowed, such as: rented, imitated, and acquired. assumed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.