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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WENT

Since he went to Salamis in search of you, I have not seen him until late this evening.

"But you went to Athens, and took no care for your country," rejoined the prince.

Pericles went to seek his son, and found him reclining on the couch where he had left him.

No; I left him here, while I went to the store for a new hatchet.

He went round to the back door, where he thought it best, in the first place, to knock.

When they had gone, he went back to the work of final adjustment.

He lit a candle, and went cautiously down the rickety staircase.

John made a helpless gesture, and at a renewed call, went indoors.

He went back to the farmhouse to tell Paul of his nephew's escape.

He went over to the desk and began to scribble a name on the pad of paper.

WORD ORIGIN

past tense of go; originally past tense and past participle of wend. The original past tense forms of wend were wende, wended, but variants wente, went developed from c.1200 and began to replace older past tenses of go. By c.1500 they were fully employed in that function, and wend was given a new past tense form, wended.

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