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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESUMED

He sat down, rather discontented, and resumed the current of his reflections.

"I told your father that this morning," and he resumed his writing.

"You are rather inscrutable," he said, as they resumed the road.

Robert was nothing loth to stay, and resumed his place on the grass.

Thereupon hostilities were resumed with vigour on both sides.

The general smiled in spite of himself, and resumed the writing of the pass.

"It's all a mystery, the most beautiful mystery of life," Wanhope resumed.

He continued thoughtfully silent for a little while before he resumed.

The interrupted conversations were resumed in their proper tone, grave or light.

We resumed our burden now, and made our way with it down the winding path to the bottom.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to regain, take back;" mid-15c., "recommence, continue, begin again after interruption," from Middle French resumer (14c.) and directly from Latin resumere "take again, take up again, assume again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sumere "take up" (cf. assume). Meaning "begin again" is mid-15c. Intransitive sense "proceed after interruption" is from 1802. Related: Resumed; resuming.

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