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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TENANTED

They are barren, till the imagination has tenanted them with possibilities of danger and dismay.

The shores of its creeks and fens are tenanted by minks and muskrats.

The library was tenanted by Cousin Percy, who was taking a nap on the lounge.

There was a mean suburb in front of our position, tenanted solely by Egyptians.

Gilian realised that his imagination, and his imagination only, had tenanted the pew.

It was often surmised that this ample region must be tenanted by some other planet.

It was now tenanted by one too young, too pure, to fear aught unearthly.

These were tenanted by young men in every stage of suffering and exhaustion.

It was tenanted and enjoyed by countless numbers of living creatures.

At the time of these alterations, the house was tenanted by a shoemaker.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TENANTED

inhabited

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