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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of keen.

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Examples

  • "We thought Hollywood was our friend," they moaned... "first Atlas Shrugged, and now this?" they keened.

    Michael Jones: Cowboys and Aliens

  • [S] he took Sato Kenji by their linked hands and led him to the rickety, shivering place between the carriage cars, where the wind keened and crooned through the cracks in the grating and the white walls gave way to chrome.

    How To Kill My Interest as a Reader

  • "We thought Hollywood was our friend," they moaned... "first Atlas Shrugged, and now this?" they keened.

    Michael Jones: Cowboys and Aliens

  • [S] he took Sato Kenji by their linked hands and led him to the rickety, shivering place between the carriage cars, where the wind keened and crooned through the cracks in the grating and the white walls gave way to chrome.

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  • Many have torn their hair, beaten their breasts, and keened about the demise of independent and used bookstores.

    The worst part about the Borders bankruptcy

  • "We thought Hollywood was our friend," they moaned... "first Atlas Shrugged, and now this?" they keened.

    Michael Jones: Cowboys and Aliens

  • So she keened and crooned and made cute fluttery eyelashes at her parents and asked for snakes.

    Stanley Tookie Williams, a pathological liar and primordial dwarf

  • Then, as the wife keened louder and I calculated an eBay recoupage of the virtually unused micro-fiber buckwheat-filled $300 dog-bed we'd just bought for this trip, what appeared to be a black seal came into view.

    Ned Goldreyer: Slick Trick

  • Then, as the wife keened louder and I calculated an eBay recoupage of the virtually unused micro-fiber buckwheat-filled $300 dog-bed we'd just bought for this trip, what appeared to be a black seal came into view.

    Ned Goldreyer: Slick Trick

  • She opened her jaws and keened so high and thin that only the dog—the one she could smell sleeping at the foot of the bed—could hear.

    Claire de Lune

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