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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KENNED

I kenned it would end that way—and it is e'en this way that it should end!

“I kenned by this time what he was to be at,” said John to Allison, when he had got thus far.

I doubt you may have a sorer heart to carry about with you than you have kenned of yet.

He was a manly, pleasant lad, in the days when I kenned him.

Then one of the officers blew a whistle, and I kenned what that was for.

And I'm sure, if a' was kenned, I have more to complain o' than she has.

But I dinna ken if it would be wi' t' Master, if he kenned all we do.

At your age I had kenned the bride-bed, and the birth-bed, and o' but kenned the death-bed.

It was but a puir Westland man that we kenned not the name o'.

Now "Auld Anton" of the Duchrae was a kenned man all over the country-side.

WORD ORIGIN

"to know," Scottish dialect, from Old English cennan "make known, declare, acknowledge" (in late Old English also "to know"), originally "make to know," causative of cunnan "to become acquainted with, to know" (see can (v.)). Cognate with German kennen, Danish kjende, Swedish känna. Related: Kenned; kenning.

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