Definition of "bought" []

  • Past tense and past participle of buy. See Regional Note at boughten. (verb)
  • Purchased from a shop; not homemade (adjective)

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Use "bought" in a sentence
  • "Fred -- dear Fred -- who has been true and faithful to the last -- reminded me that I had previously been bought with the blood of Jesus -- that I have been _twice bought_!"
  • "I do not know how it is with you, gentlemen; but I will own, that to me, ducks and geese got in this innocent, game-like way, taste sweeter than when they are bought in the market-hall: our own supper for to-night was a _bought_ supper, but it has become the victim of a little enlargement of the practice I have mentioned. ""
  • "Yesterday I wrote an entry about the mysterious piece of equipment Todd Lappin bought from a Navy surplus sale."