Definitions

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  • v. Past participle of betread
  • adj. Trodden excessively; trodden again and again.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Trodden again and again.

Etymologies

From betread. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The caves were all embowelled in the Surreyside formation; the soil was all betrodden by the light pump of T.P. Cooke.

    Memories and Portraits

  • We cannot also let him make the claim that somehow he is doing it in the name of the Palestinian people or betrodden Muslims.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2001

  • Those were features noted before anyone had landed, but not yet betrodden.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • The satellites he had lately betrodden had no real landscapes.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • In the sixth and last, the trivial armed figure of the pilgrim is seen kneeling with clasped hands on the betrodden scene of contest and among the shivers of the darts; while just at the margin the hinder quarters and the tail of Apollyon are whisking off, indignant and discounted.

    Lay Morals

  • It's the first stop for new lawyers who want to help the betrodden, only to find out that street law is mostly eviction proceedings, divorce, collections, and minor civil actions.

    The American Spectator

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