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Word: bent

Definition: determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination


Sentences Containing 'bent'

said Monsieur Defarge, looking down at the white head that bent low over the shoemaking.
But, the question reminded him of his work, and he bent over it again.
With a weary sound that was not a sigh, nor a groan, he bent to work again, until the silence was again broken.
She stood, like a spirit, beside him, and he bent over his work.
As he bent his head in his most courtly manner, there was a secrecy in his smiling face, and he conveyed an air of mystery to those words, which struck the eyes and ears of his nephew forcibly.
The Doctor sat with his face turned away, and his eyes bent on the ground.
Her father sat silent, with his face bent down.
There was a screwing and complaining sound down below, and their bent figures were strained, as if by a weight.
The bench was turned towards the light, as it had been when he had seen the shoemaker at his work before, and his head was bent down, and he was very busy.
The Doctor looked at him for a moment half inquiringly, half as if he were angry at being spoken to and bent over his work again.
He bent over the golden head, and put the rosy lips to his, and folded her in his arms.
`Pray excuse me,'said I.`Under the circumstances, no.'``They exchanged looks, but bent their heads to me as I bent mine to them, and we parted without another word on either side.
He bent over the child, and laid her blooming cheek against his face.
It was remembered afterwards that when he bent down and touched her face with his lips, he murmured some words.
The prisoner bent over the paper, once more.''
They raised the unconscious figure, placed it on a litter they had brought to the door, and bent to carry it away.
The leading curiosity is, to know which is he; he stands at the back of the tumbril with his head bent down, to converse with a mere girl who sits on the side of the cart, and holds his hand.
I see her father, aged and bent, but otherwise restored, and faithful to all men in his healing office, and at peace.
Her mother's thoughts she plainly saw were bent the same way, and she determined not to venture near her, lest she might hear too much.
When light passes from air into water or glass, the refracted ray is bent toward the perpendicular, so that the angle of refraction is smaller than the angle of incidence.
When a ray of light passes from water or glass into air, the refracted ray is bent away from the perpendicular so that the angle of refraction is greater than the angle of incidence.
Also the firm lines of the bent back and the crumpled forms of the front of the body.
This was my answer with respect to those youths who were bent on this pursuit, trusting that they would soon outgrow it.
The young man, in reply, took up the chisel, bent it into the form of a horseshoe, and then as readily straightened it.
The ravisher stopped suddenly, his knees bent under him, and he fell with Teresa in his arms.
The countess bent her head, as if beneath a heavy wave of bitter thoughts.
The Count bowed, while Mademoiselle Danglars bent her head slightly.
The poor woman's head and arms fell; her legs bent under her, and she fell on her knees.
As for Monte Cristo, his head was bent down, his arms were powerless.
Danglars bent his head, which he meant to imply,``Very well.''
The old soldier of the Spanish Salamis was bent on being the Aeschylus of Spain.
mused Miss Betsey, with her frown still bent upon the fire.
and bent his eyes upon me, as if he would have burnt me up with them.
For two streets he shuffled along with a bent back and an uncertain foot.
He went, and bent down and looked, and says: "It's a dead man.
He stepped swiftly forward, seized the poker, and bent it into a curve with his huge brown hands.
As if a man bent on felony would slam his door so as to wake a household.
Holmes suddenly bent his strength upon it, but without result.
His wicked lust for gold kindled at the news, and he bent her to his will.
With which he took the fork from my unresisting hand, and bent over the gridiron, as if his whole attention were concentrated on it.
The sound of her voice had not reached me, but he bent his head as if he listened to her, and then said: 'Let you stay with your uncle?
When I at last inquired on what his thoughts were so bent, he replied: 'On what's afore me, Mas'r Davy; and over yon.'
Miss Dartle softly touched her, and bent down her head to whisper, but she would not hear a word.
As I bent forward, she put her tumbler on my knee to detain me, and said: 'Oh, Trot, Trot!
One of the bars bent suddenly under my weight, and almost swung me off into the blackness beneath.
Here she ceased; and snapping her reticule again, and shutting her mouth, looked as if she might be broken, but could never be bent.
When I had finished, Annie remained, for some few moments, silent, with her head bent down, as I have described.
Mr. Littimer bent his head, as much as to say, 'Indeed, sir?
Her colour came and went once more; and once more, as she bent her head, I saw the same sad smile.
They were bent on profitable cruises, the profit to be counted down in dollars from the mint.

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