bended vs bent

bended bent


  • 1) archaic bent
  • 2) used of the back and knees; stooped
  • 3) archaic Simple past tense and past participle of bend.
  • 4) (on bended knee) On one's knee or knees, as in supplication or submission.


  • 1) Any of various stiff or reedy grasses.
  • 2) A grassy area, grassland.
  • 3) A transverse structural member or framework that is used for strengthening a bridge or trestle.
  • 4) Bentgrass.
  • 5) The stiff stalk of various grasses.
  • 6) An area of grassland unbounded by hedges or fences.
  • 7) A tendency, disposition, or inclination.
  • 8) rare A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
  • 9) obsolete Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.
  • 10) (Carp.) A transverse frame of a framed structure.
  • 11) A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
  • 12) obsolete The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity.
  • 13) Archaic Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.
  • 14) (Bot.) A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
  • 15) Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
  • 16) A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
  • 17) A curved part; a crook or bend.
  • 18) The articulated group of members forming a plane frame of a framed structure, such as a bridge-truss, a braced pier, or a building-frame. A bent of trestle would comprise all the members in one transverse plane, including the sill, cap, vertical and inclined posts, and transverse bracing-members.
  • 19) A framed portion of a wooden scaffolding or trestlework, usually put together on the ground and then raised to its place.
  • 20) A cast, as of the eye; direction.
  • 21) Direction taken; turn or winding.
  • 22) The culm or stalk of bent; a stalk of coarse withered grass; a dead stem of grass which has borne seed.
  • 23) Any stiff or wiry grass, such as grows on commons or neglected ground.
  • 24) . The state of being bent; curved form or position; flexure; curvature.
  • 25) A place covered with grass; a field; uninclosed pasture-land; a heath.
  • 26) Inclination; disposition; a leaning or bias of mind; propensity: as, the bent of the mind or will; the bent of a people toward an object.
  • 27) In carpentry, a segment or section of a framed building, as of a long barn or warehouse.
  • 28) A large piece of timber.
  • 29) Declivity; slope.
  • 30) Synonyms Bent, Propensity, Bias, Inclination, Tendency, Proneness, Disposition, all keep more or less of their original figurativeness. Bent is the general and natural state of the mind as disposed toward something; a decided and fixed turning of the mind toward a particular object or mode of action. Propensity is less deep than bent, less a matter of the whole nature, and is often applied to a strong appetency toward that which is evil. Bias has often the same meaning as bent, but tends specially to denote a sort of external and continued action upon the mind: as, “morality influences men's minds and gives a bias to all their actions,” Locke. Bias is often little more than prejudice. Inclination is a sort of bent; a leaning, more or less decided, in some direction. Tendency is a little more than inclination, stronger and more permanent. Proneness is by derivation a downward tendency, a strong natural inclination toward that which is in some degree evil: as, proneness to err, to self-justification, to vice; but it is also used in a good sense. Disposition is often a matter of character, with more of choice in it than in the others, but it is used with freedom in lighter senses; as, the disposition to work; the disposition of a plant to climb.
  • 31) A cleavage-plate of slate whose sides are slightly curved, cut from gently folded beds.
  • 32) Degree of flexure or curvature; tension; straining; utmost force or power: an archery expression, but used figuratively of mental disposition.
  • 33) Determined or insistent.
  • 34) folded, dented
  • 35) slang, soccer inaccurate at shooting
  • 36) derogatory, colloquial, chiefly UK Homosexual.
  • 37) Of a person leading a life of crime.
  • 38) colloquial Suffering from the bends
  • 39) Chiefly British Corrupt; venal.
  • 40) Determined to take a course of action.
  • 41) Altered from an originally straight or even condition.
  • 42) Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; -- said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on.
  • 43) Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked.
  • 44) Simple past tense and past participle of bend.
  • 45) imp.&p.p.ofbend.
  • 46) imp. & p. p. of bend.
  • 47) Determined;set.
  • 48) Bound in some direction or toward an aim; set; pointing toward something.
  • 49) Determined; set.
  • 50) Curved; deflected; crooked: as, a bent stick.
  • 51) In mining, said of a coal-seam which is difficult to work on account of the unequal distribution of the weight of the overlying strata.


  • 1) I certainly don't have any memories of getting down on bended knee.
  • 2) She gripped her Beretta tightly in her hand and jumped nimbly through the skylight, hitting the catwalk with bended knees.
  • 3) I visualized the red-and-white-shirted culprit on bended knee in the six-yard box, submitting to his agony.
  • 4) In the distance, I see giant cops walking awkwardly, with bended knees, to avoid striking their heads against the ceiling.
  • 5) The bronze refolded and bended, that covers them, acquires and reflects the colours and the shades that gave notice of a mew atmosphere.
  • 6) Was it something he said, or did he not ask on bended knee?
  • 7) That evening I had just taken the ice cream out of the freezer when Jenny phoned to give me every detail — the lovely boat ride at sunset, their special dinner, the proposal on bended knee.
  • 8) We will now have to go on bended knee to the Soviets, excuse me, the Russians, and pay them to get us into space.
  • 9) II. v--- In Egypt, Cleo wonders with her ladies how to keep Antony in a same approach as "I will betray/Tawny-finn'd fishes [on] my bended hook."
  • 10) In the wake of numerous literary scandals, memoirists faking their life stories, reality being bended to suit the needs of the marketplace, I look at FAKING LIFE as something of a harbinger of what was yet to come.
  • 11) Rodgers stood impassively in his technical area as his newly promoted side took the game to City while Roberto Mancini, all clenched fists, bended knees and plaintive cries to the bench, reflected the agitated state of the home crowd.


  • 1) "Yes, I'm bent -- _bent_ like your name -- to speak my mind!"
  • 2) Nevertheless, his bent is above all realistic, if we eliminate from that label all the customary flavour of social tendency, commonplace philosophy, or gross striving for effect.
  • 3) To Tories of a Eurosceptic bent, which is to say nearly all of them these days, his other demonstration of boldness was to say no to a new European treaty.
  • 4) The story -- a modern-day tale about human cloning, memory recording, government conspiracies and a villain bent on global chaos -- captured the imagination of tens of thousands of listeners.
  • 5) Voorkomen kan bijna niet, maar als jij er snel bij bent, is het voor hackers minder interessant om accounts te hacken omdat ze er minder lang voordeel van hebben.
  • 6) Use a safety pin bent to proper height, and use a dozen or so wraps of mono line to secure it or a pair of zip ties.
  • 7) The book is a wild sci-fi ride: human clones, recorded human memories, a villain bent on global chaos, lots automatic gunfire, presidential assassinations ... it's an action-packed hoot.
  • 8) They post authoritatively on topics like media coverage of health issues and the use and abuse of statistics, and happily their quantitative bent is accompanied by a joy in language, particularly of the so-bad-it's-good variety.
  • 9) Originally conceived as a bald villain bent on taking over the world, Superman was reworked by creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster into an indomitable, supremely powerful super hero who had the power to bend steel in his bare hands, leap one-eighth of a mile, and with skin impenetrable by anything less than an exploding shell.
  • 10) ‘Working with animal forms, she's used compressed mattress springs and bent wire to form quirky, ethereal beings.’
  • 11) ‘Wires and bent iron rods that once reinforced the concrete dangle from the ceiling.’
  • 12) ‘Peg the stem securely into the trench with bent wire. Bend up the shoot tip and tie to a cane fixed firmly in the soil to keep the shoot upright.’
  • 13) ‘The bent wires and wind-twisted poles surrounded the area and at the far end, an abandoned warehouse stood within the storm.’
  • 14) ‘I made the best of it though, and barely noticed the increasing dampness of my right shoulder under the bent right-half corner of my umbrella.’
  • 15) ‘Dust the wound with rooting hormone, then lay it along the bottom of your hole, using a bent piece of wire to keep it in place.’
  • 16) ‘If wind blows the netting around, anchor it into the ground with bent wire.’
  • 17) ‘My jeans snag onto a bent section of wire, jutting squarely out into the space.’
  • 18) ‘The risk to the shoulder is such that a rounded-off, bent elbow technique is a better, safe approach.’
  • 19) ‘Then it all came back: the angle of the stroke, the bent knees and stooped posture, the gliding rhythm.’
  • 20) ‘The shape of his bent body is echoed perfectly by the curve of the car's steering wheel.’
  • 21) ‘Begin lying supine with the ball between bent knees and extend your arms above your shoulders.’
  • 22) ‘His arrows were at his side and a lute was strung over his back with its bent neck protruding over his shoulder.’
  • 23) ‘A little further along there was a bent bicycle wheel, a set of keys…’
  • 24) ‘But, most of these figures have a limited range of posture, with the bent head, suggesting defeat, or failure.’
  • 25) ‘Containing bent pins, human hair and perhaps urine, the bottles were supposed to protect a household against evil spells.’
  • 26) ‘So her mum used a bent oven tray to scoop up all the caterpillars.’
  • 27) ‘The damage to his car was a bent chassis leg, damage to the bonnet, two wings, bumper and cross member.’
  • 28) ‘Unfortunately his car had to be withdrawn from the feature due to a bent axle.’
  • 29) ‘A horde of boys and girls is playing next to it, doing gymnastics on a bent lamp pole.’
  • 30) ‘Most punters are aware that there are a few bent people in racing but if anything, that gives it a bit of interest, something to gossip about.’
  • 31) ‘This is as bad as a bent cop forging evidence to put a real criminal away.’
  • 32) ‘Then a cold glint appeared in his eye as a reminder of just what he's seen and potentially done in all his years as a bent cop.’
  • 33) ‘They were shaken down by bent cops, leaned on by mobsters and harried by the FBI.’
  • 34) ‘It depicts a world of violence, greed and corruption peopled by hookers, bent and not so bent cops and twisted violent lunatics.’
  • 35) ‘He is only interested in the truth and along the way comes up against bent cops, the mob and an extremely hostile family, who are hiding the truth from their own.’
  • 36) ‘He mixes easily with criminals, and suspicions abound that he was a bent copper who left under a cloud.’
  • 37) ‘The plot is that the parole officer witnesses a murder committed by a bent copper.’
  • 38) ‘Perhaps the company might like also to consider a device which can detect meetings between cricketers and bent bookies - now that would be a breakthrough.’
  • 39) ‘But once a stolen masterpiece or a valuable objet d'art appears in the press, on TV, or in trade publications, no honest dealer will touch it and even the bent dealer handles it at his peril.’
  • 40) ‘By using data transmitted directly from the vehicle, the likelihood of false readings is much reduced - which is good news for everybody but the bent salesman.’
  • 41) ‘Stopping a horse winning in the old days usually required the involvement of an old-fashioned bent bookie, a breed that has become rare since betting became corporatised.’
  • 42) ‘Your retailer will then have to sue the company, or whoever's fault this fiasco is, for passing them bent merchandise.’
  • 43) ‘It is fair to say that not all sellers of these fake items are knowingly selling bent goods as genuine.’
  • 44) ‘That is what happens when you buy bent goods off a crook for a knock down price.’
  • 45) ‘A group of angry young men and women bent on violence has disrupted a meeting of elected politicians.’
  • 46) ‘All said and done, the police authorities seem to be bent on going ahead with their welcome experiment.’
  • 47) ‘He attributed this move to individuals in society who are bent on seeing the demise of the party.’
  • 48) ‘The cowboys, denoted by a red sash around the waist, are bent on wreaking havoc wherever they go.’
  • 49) ‘The only menace around here is a government that is hell bent on enforcing its totalitarian controls on everything we do.’
  • 50) ‘Yet the presidency and the legislature appear bent on dealing with each other.’
  • 51) ‘You knew that this was going to be a movie about a man who was bent on controlling his message.’
  • 52) ‘What I learned has strengthened my belief that the Premier is bent on independence at any cost.’
  • 53) ‘Yet they seem to have gone on a solo run, bent on forcing change without recognising their own vulnerability.’
  • 54) ‘Personally, I am expecting a great game from two teams that are hell bent on winning.’
  • 55) ‘Almost from the moment of his birth in 1694, Voltaire was bent on reinventing himself.’
  • 56) ‘It is an industry ripe for penetration by hardened terrorist cells bent on finding new ways of wreaking havoc.’
  • 57) ‘We are not all rampaging capitalists bent on the destruction of the working class.’
  • 58) ‘In East Germany he teamed up with a group of dissidents bent on escape, and fell in love with a girl called Antje.’
  • 59) ‘Her fate and sad history have made a woman of her, and now she is bent on repairing the ravages of time.’
  • 60) ‘Unfortunately, some people seem hell bent on wrecking things for everyone else.’
  • 61) ‘Someone bent on fraud will always find a way through the regulatory loopholes.’
  • 62) ‘I agree with them when they say that this vast majority are not bent on civil war.’
  • 63) ‘Councillors felt it was a lot of money to spend if a few youths were bent on vandalising it.’
  • 64) ‘Critics of the group say it is bent on increasing state control over business, politics and society.’
  • 65) ‘He has a talent for being a down-and-out guy and he has a natural bent for comedy, as Russ reminded me on the way out of the theater.’
  • 66) ‘For those of you with time on your hands and a similar bent for political theater, you can download the images for flagmaking here.’
  • 67) ‘But behind her vulnerable persona was a woman who was a ‘practised liar’ with a bent for sexual fantasy.’
  • 68) ‘In fact, in the sense employed in this article, there is no intrinsic connection between having a bent for ideas and having a high IQ.’
  • 69) ‘Maybe the best bets for taking on this project are bright lawyers who combine a bent for original thinking with a desire to work on behalf of public good.’
  • 70) ‘More than anyone else, Dante never failed to make her want to laugh or scowl or rage - and had the bent for inducing within her the latter.’
  • 71) ‘Howard has a bent for rebellion and grand causal schemes and shares that and other preoccupations with his grandparents.’
  • 72) ‘For nearly as long, pilgrims with a bent for writing have felt compelled to set down what they experienced.’
  • 73) ‘We'll be hearing from a few people who would definitely be classed as New Agers, but with a bent for ecological activism.’
  • 74) ‘She comes from New Caledonia near Australia and made the headlines when she seemed to show a bent for physics.’
  • 75) ‘He particularly points out that James proved a highly capable naval officer, a career for which he seems to have had a natural bent.’
  • 76) ‘Our natural bent toward efficiency in consuming information will turn blogs into another mainstream medium.’
  • 77) ‘The music led him to art classes and then, in the 1960s, he began to apply his creative bent to the construction skills he had learned in the navy.’
  • 78) ‘Intentionally choosing people with varying experiences, bents and expertise is preferable.’
  • 79) ‘One can also find differences in the attitudes of the professionals depending on their ideological bent.’
  • 80) ‘His mother didn't have time or inclination to shape his creative bents, so he did so alone, and with the aid of teachers or circumstances.’
  • 81) ‘Voices shift in the canticle, and interpretations vary widely, depending on the era and religious bent of the reader.’
  • 82) ‘Whatever your political or religious bent, you're not likely to be offended by this movie.’
  • 83) ‘Research requires an inquisitive and independent bent, and rewards these talents handsomely.’
  • 84) ‘The grasses used may be native to the area or specially introduced species such as rye grass, fescue, or bent grasses, although sometimes cereals such as barley or oats are used.’
  • 85) ‘He hasn't fed his bent grass lawn in 10 years, and he says it looks fine.’
  • 86) ‘The creation of the road, however, has made an opening for other kinds of plants, including fescue, bent grasses, myriad leaf, a stinging nettle, western dock, and the colorful fireweed.’
  • 87) ‘It may be necessary to re-sow lawns using tougher grasses such as rye, as the softer and lusher fescues and bents so commonly used today will burn up in the hot summer sun.’
  • 88) ‘At the new Golf Course, the architect is trying an experimental blend of salt-tolerant fescues and bent grasses.’
  • 89) ‘In my account of this species, I had stated that “its attempts at forming a nest are of the rudest kind, a few bents of grass or other dry materials loosely collected round the edges being deemed a sufficient preparation.”’
  • 90) ‘The nest contained three fresh eggs; it was made of leaves and moss, lined with bents of grass, between two branches but partially resting on a third, in a bush at the outskirts of a forest on a steep bank and about eight feet from the ground.’
  • 91) ‘He beheld Essie in her pretty gipsy hat and holland dress, with all her bird-like daintiness, kneeling on the moss far below him, threading the scarlet beads on bents of grass, with the little ones round her.’
  • 92) ‘She pulled a bent of grass and plucked off its dry spikelets one by one.’
  • 93) ‘The children had busily gathered the small red fruit, and strung it upon long bents of grass, to keep it as a dessert to the dinner they were going to eat in the woods.’

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