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


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  • However, it is up to you and me to make sure that King's dream of "justice for all" is more than a phrase recited by school children.

    John W. Whitehead: Was Martin Luther King an Extremist?

  • The wine added to her beauty and loveliness, and Nur al-Din recited these two couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Yes! we be true to our vow; and they again recited the couplet:

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It was a de la Haye who had founded this great abbey many years ago in the time of King Stephen, and she remembered hearing the name recited in prayers here.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Under the terms recited in that document, she named a day when we were to be married.

    The Last Woman

  • Wilt Thou be satisfied, O Thou who blessedst poverty, and you, O suffering souls, with the simple prayers of the poor, offered before a rude picture in the light of a dim wick, or do you perhaps desire wax tapers before bleeding Christs and Virgins with small mouths and crystal eyes, and masses in Latin recited mechanically by priests?

    The Social Cancer

  • In their quotations they kept rather to the sense than the words of scripture, as appears from what is recited from the prophet in this place.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • So it's not for nothing that in the Litany of St. Joseph the last title recited is Protector of the Church.

    The Register's Daily Blog

  • A distant toll resounds, a titan’s tone born in a bell tower, sonorous in stone, as echoes, round a temple’s vaulted dome, of droning rote recited from a tome to tell the trundle of our times from womb to tomb:

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • A subtitle recited -- "She has watched her dear ones leave the old nest flat.

    Merton of the Movies


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