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Definition of "told" []

  • Past tense and past participle of tell1. (verb)

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Use "told" in a sentence
  • "She needed but to be told a good thing -- I do not say _told that a thing was good_ -- and at once she received it -- that is, obeyed it, the _only_ way of receiving a truth."
  • "I have been told that, in Wales, Mr. Mathews never _told his story_ in the presence of Mr. Knight, who had never there insinuated any thing to my disadvantage."
  • ""We have been told," she began, loftily, "we have been _told_, Cap'n"