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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of entrain.


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  • Musicians and dancers, playing and listening to the same music together, become 'entrained' to each other.

    Ed and Deb Shapiro: Do Mantras Really Work?

  • This dry air has kind of entrained itself for a while.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2008

  • "entrained," as he would say in one of his military dispatches.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • In one instance an entire black regiment had entrained for Charleston to be mustered out of service when someone uncoupled the cars and isolated them on a high trestle bridge.

    Between War and Peace

  • Removing functional sexual tissue is harmful: it is harmful to the infant, to the pleasure potential and sexual bonding of the mature man, and to the mother who is entrained to surrender her sacred bond with her infant in order for his masculinity to be redefined in terms of his community.

    Miriam Pollack: Circumcision: Identity, Gender And Power

  • This rule not only establishes the father's status in the male-dominant community, but it also works to achieve another salient objective: marriageable girls are entrained to view any uncircumcised man as undesirable, thereby ensuring the ethnic stability of the tribe.

    Miriam Pollack: Circumcision: Identity, Gender And Power

  • According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), these studies indicated that approximately 1.2 billion fish eggs and larvae were entrained (sucked in through the intake screens and into the system), and approximately 178,000 fish were impinged on (or trapped against) the screens by the pressure of the intake flow.

    Kyle Rabin: A View to a (Fish) Kill: A Firsthand Perspective on Fish-Killing Cooling Systems

  • Hard to believe that professionals, however young, haven't had all that entrained into them long ago.

    Larry Strauss: NBA's Wired Is Tired

  • German guard told us we were bound for the fatherland and in an incredibly short time we were marched to a railway siding about 3 miles away and 4000 of us entrained and going north.

    Walter (Bill) Gossner

  • In our culture we tend to use a lot of words and we are entrained with different idiomatic phrases that we grew up with or heard through songs, the news, TV shows, etc.

    Sandra Ingerman: How to Use the Power of Words as Blessings


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  • Like a larval squid swept along by the current.

    September 12, 2008