pent

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pent

  1. Confined in a pen, imprisoned.
    My object all sublime
    I shall achieve in time —
    To let the punishment fit the crime —
    The punishment fit the crime;
    And make each prisoner pent
    Unwillingly represent
    A source of innocent merriment!
    Of innocent merriment! — W.S. Gilbert, The Mikado.

Usage notes[edit]

Use of bare "pent", as in the Gilbert quotation above, has become less common over time. (Use of "pent up" or "pent in" remains about as common.)

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Verb[edit]

pent

  1. simple past tense and past participle of pen; Alternative form of penned

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Old French[edit]

Verb[edit]

pent

  1. third-person singular present indicative of pendre