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


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  • Something like an expression fleeted over Venator's countenance and through his tone.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Cheyne, Frewen's boatsteerer, who was a splendidly built, handsome young fellow of twenty-four years of age, received a rather severe injury to his right foot whilst a heavy baulk of timber was being "fleeted" along the deck.

    John Frewen, South Sea Whaler 1904

  • These thoughts fleeted through my head as I kept up the awkward gait I had assumed, ironic, as Hold girls were taught to take such tiny steps that they appeared to float across the floor.


  • The number of wry, hygiene related puns that fleeted upon me at that moment was overwhelming.

    Steve Rosenbaum: Airport Pat Down -- Is Shampoo a Crime?

  • Above her, thin clouds fleeted across the sky, chased by strong autumn winds.

    Kate Morton Ebook Collection

  •     So with a ship fast-fleeted, a gale blown gently behind him,

    Poems and Fragments

  • But sleep at length fell upon her senses, and the airy forms of ideal bliss no longer fleeted before her imagination.

    A Sicilian Romance

  • Mary went on, with excitement deepening, while sunset deepened into dusk; and the color of her clear face flushed and fleeted under the anxious touch of love, as the tint of a delicate finger-nail, with any pressure, varies.

    Mary Anerley

  • In this kind of exclamation did Renaldo pass the night, not without a certain species of woful enjoyment, which the soul is often able to conjure up from the depths of distress; insomuch that, when the morning intruded on his privacy, he could scarce believe it was the light of day, so fast had fleeted the minutes of his devotion.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • Adeline slept, but uneasy dreams fleeted before her fancy, and she awoke at an early hour: the recollection of her sorrows arose upon her mind, and yielding to their pressure, her tears flowed silently and fast.

    The Romance of the Forest


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