from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past participle of bid.

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  • v. Past participle of bid
  • v. Past participle of bide

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • p. p. of bid.


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  • "bidden," from the first choice of them onwards through every summons addressed to them by the prophets to hold themselves in readiness for the appearing of their King. to the wedding -- or the marriage festivities, when the preparations were all concluded. and they would not come -- as the issue of the whole ministry of the

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • He was also watching the Beholders, who had lined up as bidden, though they had taken it upon themselves to separate their line into two groups.

    Arcane Circle

  • Also don't even try to attack Joe bidden because he is a good vice president, something that you will never be.

    Poll: Was Palin's resignation a smart move?

  • But whatever O became, Walter intended to be his most dutiful follower, and so he went, as bidden, to law school.

    O: A Presidential Novel

  • Though by royal decree the traders were bidden accept the money, yet did they refuse it.


  • But she was bidden draw up to the table, and during the meal discovered time and space in which to find herself.


  • We stood where we were bidden, just east of the Tower, where the road is divided between those who'd started earlier, and were already at mile 23, and the amateurs and fun runners, who were just hitting 13.

    Simon Hoggart's week: Keeping ahead of the rhinos

  • By the time he joined the OSS, he had recovered sufficiently to date Jeanne Taylor, a young graphics designer in his department, and had reluctantly bidden her adieu before shipping out.

    A Covert Affair

  • And in laughter of love at their haole chief's final sally, all the sweet-child-minded and physically gorgeous company of them departed to their waiting horses, save the old withered one, Kumuhana, who had been bidden to wait.


  • To cap things off, as Gilbert's guest, we were bidden to come later to his highness's royal domain at Crobar.

    Michael Henry Adams: "Black Royalty"?


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  • 'vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.' - Inscribed over Jung's doorway of his home in Kusnacht. Attributed to the Oracle of Delphi.

    December 23, 2009