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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIDDEN

He had ridden to the end of the street-car line, and started his walk from there.

You have--what-you-call--ridden over--overridden what I propose, what I try to do.

As to where she was now he did not know, although they had ridden together to Seville.

The industry and movements of the rider were not less remarkable than those of the ridden.

We have ridden knee to knee in the field, and we have sought truth together in the chamber.

We oughtn't to carry the past along with us; we oughtn't to be ridden by it, oppressed by it.

Francis had not ridden far before he was vexed with himself.

He must have ridden till he fell off his horse, and then slept where he fell.

In a trice we had galloped past the fortress, through the village, and had ridden into the gorge.

Each was ridden by the man it knew best, and was most willing to serve.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from past participle of ride (q.v.). Sense evolution, via horses, is from "that which has been ridden upon, broken in" (1520s) to, in compounds, "oppressed, taken advantage of" (1650s).

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