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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of cudgel.

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Examples

  • Two weeks had passed since Martin had seen him, and he vainly cudgelled his brains for some cause of offence.

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  • And thereafter, and for many days, I cudgelled my brains trying to imagine some possible way by which two men, on an open stretch of water, could capture another who knew how to use a rifle and was never to be found without one.

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  • He cudgelled his brains in an effort to remember such a man out of all the East Falls men he had known.

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  • Charley cudgelled his brains continually, but for once his imagination failed him.

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  • I mumbled yes, indeed, so it would be; then I noticed that she was looking at me a trifle arch, and cudgelled my wits to think why - she couldn't be wanting to get off with me, not with Canning there - and then her last words sank in, my legs went weak, and I believe I absolutely said, "Hey?"

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  • I cudgelled my wits for some other objection, and hit on one that seemed unanswerable.

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  • But here, language is an opponent to be cudgelled.

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  • I cudgelled my brains to find some possible explanation.

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  • I cudgelled my brains to find some possible explanation.

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  • Rose and I had cudgelled our brains for wording that would mean nothing to anyone but her, in case the note fell into the wrong hands.

    Fiancée

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