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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of belong.


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  • His name belonged elsewhere; it was a name she might breathe on glass or whisper to herself when things were harder than she had ever imagined that anything could become.

    The Empty Family

  • But then she flushed to remember the name belonged to the boy who had stuck a bag of Halloween candy into the inkwell of her old desk.

    Unearthly Asylum

  • Responding to CNN's D.L. Hughley's statement that Rush is the "de facto leader of the Republican party," Mr. Steele said that the title belonged to him and went on to say that Rush is a "mere entertainer" whose show is "incendiary" and "ugly."

    Christopher Brauchli: Rush and Joe -- The Republican Party's Future

  • In 428 AD, the title belonged to Geiseric the Lame (or Genseric) who ruled for 50 years and transformed his Germanic tribe into a major Mediterranean power after he invaded North Africa to pillage and plunder.

    Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude"

  • While the IFP source said Mr Buthelezi had not been elected, resolutions from chiefs at the meeting confirmed the title belonged to Mr Buthelezi.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Hellenic era, the term belonged to a group of terms and locutions that designated harmony, rhythm, bal - ance, equipoise, stability, good proportions, and even - ness of structure.


  • The trademark office has already denied both filings, saying the name belonged to a "very famous infant " and consumers would falsely assume that the products were approved by the celebrity parents.

    Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis

  • But as he made his name in the Sao Paulo first team, it hardly seemed appropriate that the name belonged to an idol of local rivals Corinthians.

  • Geoff Ogilvy took him out in 2009 and this year, the title belonged to his Ryder Cup teammate.

    13WHAM: Top Stories

  • Who came up with the inane rule that only liberals can hurl an accusation of racism, as if the term belonged to the left exclusively?

    Pajamas Media


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