Definitions

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  • adj. Restricted in space.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of contain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. gotten under control

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Researchers asked participants to carry out two tasks: checking if a word contained a particular letter, or thinking about the word's meaning.

    How to maximise your memory

  • Thanks to the power of the Word contained in the hieroglyphs, Ahhotep had made the invisible presence of her dead husband real and effective.

    The War of the Crowns

  • She forced herself to keep her expression contained and then said, “Please go on.”

    Honor’s Splendour

  • Warder, who, I hear, is the agent of the Vernon family, will surely recognise this, and if the baron refuses to answer the title contained in the summons, then our case will fall to the ground.

    Heiress of Haddon

  • To affect their thinking about the words, half the participants were told to rate the pleasentness of each word, and half were told to check if the word contained the letters 'e' or 'g'.

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  • "Total Funded Debt" is calculated in accordance with the definition contained in our Credit Facility.

  • "Credit Agreement EBITDA" is calculated in accordance with the definition contained in our Credit Facility.

  • Since the title contained the word, "Fighter," I immediately envisioned something like Mortal Kombat, and having never really gotten into those types of games, I was worried I was going to hate it.

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  • The title contained two characters, the time traveler and his wife ....

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  • If the title contained all the key information, it would be as long as an article it replaced.

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