from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense of housebreak.
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- v. Present participle of housebreak.
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His noting that Bonnard "housebroke" modern aesthetics is telling about the artist and reanimates the very word; and when we read about the style-crazed Whistler, in an article that otherwise puts little emphasis on his psychology or inner life, that he "was his own ideal audience," we are deftly made to see a pathos that had to have been an aspect of his famous egoism.
Just got this pup 8 days ago he's already housebroke and chasing rabbits around my yard.
She is very well mannered and appears to be housebroke.
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