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Saved from the public gallows, Weeks was virtually exiled from the city, and wound up in Mississippi, where he raised a family.

The real-life reporting wound up informing the plot of the novel and some of the characters.

Young Americans put their hopes in Democrats and wound up disappointed.

Between 1999 and 2008, the number of severely intoxicated young women who wound up in E.R.s rose by 52 percent.

The wheel eventually wound up inventoried, “utterly devoid of its emotional significance” in a museum.

The Taube has been bothering us again, but wound up its manœuvres very decently by killing some fish for our dinner.

He wound up Charles' business at Paris, paying all his debts by a single little sale.

The old man wound up by declaring his intense desire to see both the cousins and his "dear grandchild" as soon as possible.

His eyes were blue and intense, and they gave Kieran the feeling that this man was a wound-up spring.

All these were unobjectionable matches, And might go on, if well wound up, like watches.Byron.


On this page you'll find 241 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wound-up, such as: closed, concluded, decided, ended, full, and realized.

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