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Definition of "dealt out" [dealt out]

  • Given out in portions (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "dealt out" in a sentence
  • "Their foremost vessels had got below Burwell's Ferry on the 6th instant, when on the arrival of a boat from Portsmouth, and a signal given, the whole crowded sail up the river again with a fair wind and tide, and came to anchor at Brandon; there six days 'provision was dealt out to every man; they landed, and had orders to march an hour before day the next morning."
  • "But when I first knew her, she was a very poor woman, and her children of those days would have more appropriately called her "pauperima mama!" for she dealt out very scanty allowance to her family either for body or mind, and treated her sons as movers to our new States treat their horses; she turned them out at night to pick up what they could."
  • "Terian dealt out the Four of Diamonds, Jack of Spades, and Eight of Diamonds."
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