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Definition of "used to" [used to]

  • Accustomed to, tolerant or accepting of. (adjective)
  • Formerly, once, and habitually or repeatedly, but possibly no longer. (adverb)

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Use "used to" in a sentence
  • "I felt for Curtis Peltier, I truly did, but what he wanted I didn't think I could give him; he wanted his daughter back, the way she used to be, so that he could hold her to him forever."
  • "The Aroostook Baptists are in there, and at least a dozen other names, male and female, all used to create a new Apocalypse."
  • "Boothbay Harbor used to be a pretty nice place thirty years ago, when it was little more than a fishing village."
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