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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PENT

In the burst of merriment, his pent feelings found their vent.

What pent malice often is masked by smiling social courtesies!

His friend's reply came with the pent promptitude of a gun going off.

It was pent, it was dying of confinement, it was breathing with only a tithe of its tissue.

We were pent up in the castle by the Danes till our provisions failed.

Their thoughts were all pent within the circle of this national conceit.

She meant what she said, and her tears were real tears that had been pent up for weeks.

My whole soul was out in the bay, pent up with the men in the fort.

I have not been pent up under that lauristinus all these years for nothing!

When Mrs. Price talked her voice was choked with pent opprobrium.

WORD ORIGIN

"kept in, confined," 1540s, variant of penned, past participle of pen (v.2). Pent-up (also pent up) is from 1580s.

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