EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELECTED
Maidens of the first families were selected to embroider the sacred peplus.
Well, it might be—why had he not selected an elder member of the Church?
I have been selected by you to execute and enforce the laws of the country.
Soon the table was covered with weapons, selected in a dazed way, he knew not why.
The site for his house had been selected and the cellar was being excavated.
Simba selected Mali-ya-bwana to accompany him, but this did not meet Kingozi's ideas.
For Tom, after much cogitation, the profession of an apothecary had been selected.
His assistants are selected for their skill and physical endurance.
You have selected the name of an Armenian famous in history.
In 1658, he was selected by his townsmen of Hull to represent them in Parliament.
1560s, from Latin selectus, past participle of seligere "choose out, single out, select; separate, cull," from se- "apart" (see secret (n.)) + legere "to gather, select" (see lecture (n.)). The noun meaning "a selected person or thing, that which is choice" is recorded from c.1600. New England selectman first recorded 1640s.