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See also: pent-
pent (plural pents)
- confinement; concealment
- 1993, John Banville, Ghosts:
- There was a catch in my voice, thick as it was with the pent of unshed tears; had I let them flow they would have come out forty per cent proof.
- Confined in a pen, imprisoned.
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.)
Confined in a pen, imprisoned
- (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of ; alternative form of