American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of keep.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of keep.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of keep.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of keep.
- adj. (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded
“Snowball, therefore, did not trouble himself to scan the sea on either side of their course; but for all that he kept the look-out enjoined on him by the sailor, -- that is, he _kept it with his ears_!”
“I knew a man from the north who, though married to a respectable southern woman, kept two of these mulatto girls in an upper room at his store; his wife told some of her friends that he had not lodged at home for two weeks together, I have seen these two _kept misses_, as they are there called, at his store; he was afterwards stabbed in an attempt to arrest a runaway slave, and died in about ten days.”
“I believe that one-third out of the number of days in the year are “kept holy,” or rather, _kept stupid_, in honour of the saints; no great portion of the time thus set apart is spent in religious exercises, and the people don’t betake themselves to any such animating pastimes as might serve to strengthen the frame, or invigorate the mind, or exalt the taste.”
“This impeccably chosen set of ballads and booty-shakers - finally getting an official release after McGraw's legal dispute with his label kept it under wraps for nearly two years - shows McGraw's range while it honors contemporary country's paradigms.”
“This impeccably chosen set of ballads and booty-shakers - finally getting an official release after McGraw's legal dispute with his label kept it under wraps for nearly two years - shows his range while it honors contemporary country's paradigms.”
“People from the label kept stopping by and offering their opinions.”
“And then the label kept telling us it was rouge and red and that it “is much bigger than it appears to be.””
“But her name kept appearing on my call sheet once a week for my first three weeks back on the job.”
“At first, Holly had taken offense at the name, but as the days went by and the name kept Lorrie away from her, she began to like it.”
“The word kept coming back once our boys reached the Wana Gorge Valley.”
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