from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Archaic A past participle of bend1.
- idiom on bended knee On one's knee or knees, as in supplication or submission.
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- adj. bent
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of bend.
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- adj. used of the back and knees; stooped
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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.
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.
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.
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."
We will now have to go on bended knee to the Soviets, excuse me, the Russians, and pay them to get us into space.
The bronze refolded and bended, that covers them, acquires and reflects the colours and the shades that gave notice of a mew atmosphere.
Was it something he said, or did he not ask on bended knee?
Little different being the one who writes the checks vs. the ones coming on bended knee for bailouts though, don't you think?
As she said on one of her last outings: "Wild horses on bended knees would not have kept me away."
After this night, she would come to me on bended knee and grant my every desire.