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Synonyms for bent

Synonyms for bent

Synonyms for bent

a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges

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a special way of doing something

fixed in your purpose

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used of the back and knees

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of metal e.g.

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References in classic literature ?
She stood, like a spirit, beside him, and he bent over his work.
At length, one day, as she sat singing in the sunny nook where all her fairest flowers bloomed, weary with gazing at the far-off sky for the little form she hoped would come, she bent to look with joyful love upon her bosom flower; and as she looked, its folded leaves spread wide apart, and, rising slowly from the deep white cup, appeared the smiling face of the lovely Elf whose coming she had waited for so long.
Jones entered with his singular load; and then, as if accustomed to his “general agency,” were again bent on the priest, in close and curious attention.
Then she bent over the cushions, reached out her hand, and from the couch arose the form of a young girl, fresh and beautiful as a May morning.
Their bent backs, their poor thin bodies and their hopeless, sorrowful faces attesting the weary wretchedness of their existence.
The doctor bent over him, but the Prince shook his head slowly.
How was I to know that death lurked in that bent piece of wood?
His head bent over swiftly, and, as his lips approached, hers flew to meet them.
Matt bent over and passed his hand along White Fang's belly.
It must have been deep, too, for when Polychrome bent over it she gave a little sigh of pleasure.
An occasional man bent forward, intent upon the pink stockings.
The spectacle was often repeated with great applause, till on one occasion a courtier, bent on mischief, took from his pocket a handful of nuts and threw them upon the stage.
I know that I sprang forward, bent upon murder; I know that I was found in the gray of the morning, bruised and bloody, with finger marks upon my throat.
Beneath the heights fo Taygetus stately Leda bare them, when the dark-clouded Son of Cronos had privily bent her to his will.
It was a bright and sunny morning in the pleasant time of summer, when one of those black monks emerged from the abbey portal, and bent his steps towards the house of the fair sisters.