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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRODDEN

Besides, this was the first foreign shore his foot had ever trodden.

In moving I had trodden on or touched the serpent with my foot, and it had bitten me just above the ankle.

So I took the path, which, but for Mr. Barlow, I might never have trodden.

Mr. Balderby winced as if some one had trodden upon one of his corns.

It was a cold night, the snow was trodden hard, and the wind was rising.

At that he drew quickly away as if he had trodden on her foot.

There are high paths to be trodden in more than one region of the globe.

The short path to McGehee's house was not trodden without difficulty.

Her father had trodden it by pacing up and down, as she had once seen him doing.

"Nor run away, either," suggested the trodden worm, turning.

WORD ORIGIN

"that has been stepped on," 1540s, from past participle of tread (v.). The past participle was altered from Middle English treden under influence of Middle English past participles such as stolen from steal.

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