from The Century Dictionary.

  • In whist and bridge, said of a trick when it is turned down and the fingers have been removed from it.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of quit.


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  • Previous to this idea my father had again quitted England.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson

  • Dorothy, full of tenderness and in tears, tried to take his hand, but he repulsed her rudely, and uttering terrible oaths coupled with her name quitted the room with tottering steps.

    Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall

  • Then she readjusted herself and without saying a word quitted the room.


  • The inhabitants of Bourbon con - foled them (elves for the lofs of their neighbours, by taking poiTeffion of the ifland which they had quitted, which is only thirty-four leagues diftant.

    The Monthly Review

  • I expect to see you looking even more ill than when you quitted Geneva.

    Chapter 5

  • As soon as I was convinced that no assistance could save any part of the habitation, I quitted the scene, and sought for refuge in the woods.

    Chapter 16

  • It was in the latter end of September that I again quitted my native country.

    Chapter 18

  • When night came, I quitted my retreat, and wandered in the wood; and now, no longer restrained by the fear of discovery, I gave vent to my anguish in fearful howlings.

    Chapter 16

  • As my sickness quitted me, I was absorbed by a gloomy and black melancholy, that nothing could dissipate.

    Chapter 21

  • It was late in autumn when I quitted the district where I had so long resided.

    Chapter 16


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