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- Rhymes: -ɛnt
- (archaic, poetic) simple past tense and past participle of
1849, Charlotte Brontë, Shirley:
- She would return home comforted, carrying in her mind a clearer vision of his aspect, a distincter recollection of his voice, his smile, his hearing; and, blent with these impressions, was often a sweet persuasion that, if she could get near him, his heart might welcome her presence yet: that at this moment he might be willing to extend his hand and draw her to him, and shelter her at his side as he used to do.
1883, Omar Khayyám, trans. Edward Henry Whinfield, Quatrains of Omar Khayyám, No. 96, page 66:
- The good and evil with man's nature blent, / The weal and woe that heaven's decrees have sent— / Impute them not to motions of the skies— / Skies than thyself ten times more impotent.
- 1873 August 1, J.A. Symonds "Poliziano's Italian Poetry" Fortnightly Review Vol.20 No.80 p.167:
- His merit as a stylist was this—that he blent the antique and the romantic, pure outline with sensual fulness.
- 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
- There was such a nice frosty, Octobery smell in the air, blent with the delightful odor of newly plowed fields.