from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past participle of see1.
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- v. Past participle of see
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. of see.
- adj. Versed; skilled; accomplished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Past participle of see.
- Manifest; evident.
- Experienced; versed; skilled.
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The forms in question -- _seeing, having seen, being seen, having been seen_, and _having been seeing_, for instance -- are now made from the verb in precisely the same way when partaking the nature of the noun as when partaking the nature of the adjective.
_He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen_?
The suffering woman might have seen it from the rude bunk whereon she lay, seen it winding like a silver thread until it was lost in the stars above.
We have seen that one of Lees designs in crossing the Potomac was to give the people of Maryland an opportunity of liberating themselves; he accordingly issued an address to them declaring that the South had watched with deepest sympathy their wrongs and had seen with profound indignation their sister State deprived of every right and reduced to the condition of a conquered province.
Only Dickie was too numb to recognise the form her confession of love had taken; love, as always, was clamouring to be clearly seen -- naked, if need be, blood-guilty, if need be -- but _seen_ ... and then swept up, sin and all, by another love big enough to accept this truth, also, as essentially part of her.
Many a time had I heard and read of our lifeboats, and had seen them reposing in their boat-houses, as well as out "for exercise," but now I had _seen_ a lifeboat tearing before the gale through the tormented sea, sternly bent on the real work of saving human life.
Details have also been released concerning the title seen below.
A label seen all over the world facing scrutiny after a series of safety snafus, some of them deadly.
As already pointed out in Chapters VII. and VIII. the chief concussion effects on the nervous tissue of the brain and spinal cord are of a destructive nature, far exceeding those accompanying the injuries designated by the same term seen in the ordinary accidents met with in civil practice, and this damage is comparatively localised in extent.
Not a style king, no way, but a legend among writers for the energy he put forth, getting his tag seen by major millions and then two weeks ago, and a genuine regret went through Ismael as he recalled being told, he slumped and sagged all over again and felt the deepest kind of soldierly sadness—Skaty 8 hit by a train while he’s walking on the tracks under downtown Brooklyn.