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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DONE

Now, Mr. Bines, I like him and I dare say you've done the best thing for him, unusual as it was.

Did he say anything about what he had done with this thousand dollars or more?

It was not that she could not say "I have done no wickedness;" let us place this heroine in no false light.

But he had not done so, and she was glad he could be restrained and deliberate in that "breedy" sort of way.

He'll think he's done it all himself, and it's right he should.

I can give you an hour, if you've anything to say before it's done—not longer.

Mrs. Morgan gave Robert a reception as warm as her husband had done.

The mate had done what he could to prejudice the captain against the boy he hated.

Let me but have the little wench and the whistle to-morrow morn, and it is done.

Therefore I was obliged to turn back, as our horses were done up.

WORD ORIGIN

past participle of do; from Old English past participle gedon (a vestige of the prefix is in ado). U.S. Southern use of done in phrases like "he done gone to the store" is attested from 1827, according to OED: "a perfective auxiliary or with adverbial force in the sense 'already; completely.' " Meaning "finished" is early 15c. Slang done for "doomed" is from 1842.

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