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Definition of "bended" [bended]

  • Archaic A past participle of bend1. (verb)
  • On bended knee On one's knee or knees, as in supplication or submission. (idiom)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bended" in a sentence
  • "Rodgers stood impassively in his technical area as his newly promoted side took the game to City while Roberto Mancini, all clenched fists, bended knees and plaintive cries to the bench, reflected the agitated state of the home crowd."
  • "In the wake of numerous literary scandals, memoirists faking their life stories, reality being bended to suit the needs of the marketplace, I look at FAKING LIFE as something of a harbinger of what was yet to come."
  • "That evening I had just taken the ice cream out of the freezer when Jenny phoned to give me every detail — the lovely boat ride at sunset, their special dinner, the proposal on bended knee."