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Word: bent

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


Sentences Containing 'bent'

"Bent" refers to the observable bend of the zygomatic arches in the skull.
(If the nucleus is not yet bent, then it is likely a myelocyte.)
A crunch begins with lying face up on the floor with knees bent.
Also the firm lines of the bent back and the crumpled forms of the front of the body.
and bent his eyes upon me, as if he would have burnt me up with them.
As for Monte Cristo, his head was bent down, his arms were powerless.
As if a man bent on felony would slam his door so as to wake a household.
Bent grass is used for the fairways and for the greens.
But, the question reminded him of his work, and he bent over it again.
Danglars bent his head, which he meant to imply,``Very well.''
Dexter Dexter is the giant octopus that is bent on ruling Quetzo.
For two streets he shuffled along with a bent back and an uncertain foot.
He bent over the child, and laid her blooming cheek against his face.
He bent over the golden head, and put the rosy lips to his, and folded her in his arms.
He stepped swiftly forward, seized the poker, and bent it into a curve with his huge brown hands.
He went, and bent down and looked, and says: "It's a dead man.
Her father sat silent, with his face bent down.
His wicked lust for gold kindled at the news, and he bent her to his will.
Holmes suddenly bent his strength upon it, but without result.
It was remembered afterwards that when he bent down and touched her face with his lips, he murmured some words.
Miss Dartle softly touched her, and bent down her head to whisper, but she would not hear a word.
mused Miss Betsey, with her frown still bent upon the fire.
Pipes were removed, bent, and stepped on.
said Monsieur Defarge, looking down at the white head that bent low over the shoemaking.
She stood, like a spirit, beside him, and he bent over his work.
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 Count bowed, while Mademoiselle Danglars bent her head slightly.
The countess bent her head, as if beneath a heavy wave of bitter thoughts.
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.
The Doctor sat with his face turned away, and his eyes bent on the ground.
The mast first bent and then snapped at roughly half its height.
The official badge, called the Bent, is a watch key in the shape of the bent of a trestle (see picture).
The old soldier of the Spanish Salamis was bent on being the Aeschylus of Spain.
The player controls Fay or Bent depending the situation.
The poor woman's head and arms fell; her legs bent under her, and she fell on her knees.
The prisoner bent over the paper, once more.''
The ravisher stopped suddenly, his knees bent under him, and he fell with Teresa in his arms.
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?
The symbols on the Bent are an ancient form of Greek letters.
The title is clearly of a positivist bent.
The young man, in reply, took up the chisel, bent it into the form of a horseshoe, and then as readily straightened it.
There was a dispute about killing these men after they had been entertained but those bent on vengeance prevailed.
There was a screwing and complaining sound down below, and their bent figures were strained, as if by a weight.
They raised the unconscious figure, placed it on a litter they had brought to the door, and bent to carry it away.
They were bent on profitable cruises, the profit to be counted down in dollars from the mint.
This was my answer with respect to those youths who were bent on this pursuit, trusting that they would soon outgrow it.
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.'
With a weary sound that was not a sigh, nor a groan, he bent to work again, until the silence was again broken.
With which he took the fork from my unresisting hand, and bent over the gridiron, as if his whole attention were concentrated on it.
`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.

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