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  • adj. Imposed on, taken advantage of, used, taken for granted, or unappreciated.


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  • Isabel came back down the circular stair with the tray Brautus had barely touched, feeling very put upon and cross.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • Thus, it was the influence of the Catholic Societies which put upon our national statute books the infamous law providing five years imprisonment and five thousand dollars fine for the sending through the mail of information about the prevention of conception.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Finding how very wide an interpretation she put upon the “causeless blows,” the unfortunate husband did his best to avoid anything which could give occasion for the third and last blow.


  • No man can claim to usurp more than a few cubic feet of the audibilities of a public room, or to put upon the company with the loud statement of his crotchets or personalities.

    English Traits (1856)

  • Besides, he deserved a lesson, for if one does not like a prima donna's singing one can always be silent, but it is intolerable that a public affront should be put upon a pretty woman.

    The Adventures of Gerard

  • As I watched the crown being put upon your head, I—

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • “All the mechanics and laborers about the town,” wrote Colonel William Moultrie, who had been diligent for some time in strengthening the defenses, “were employed, and a great number of negroes brought down from the country and put upon the works.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Coverings, perhaps washable, were put upon books much in use.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • Then she put upon her the white frock that Tess had worn at the club-walking, the airy fulness of which, supplementing her enlarged coiffure, imparted to her developing figure an amplitude which belied her age, and might cause her to be estimated as a woman when she was not much more than a child.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The Roman official stamp which he put upon the gospel of Jesus has been the salvation of the Slavers from the Reformation on.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation


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