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


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  • Does he mean "sired" as in the breeding term for animals?

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  • There's another way in which a vampire can claim the name of Dracula - as the sign by which their lineage can be traced to the vampire who "sired" or embraced them.

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  • Only now, a civilian in a packed mass of civilians, did he recognize what a mighty personage he then was -- a cock of the walk, saluted, "sired," treated with deference.

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  • He told me who the brute was "sired" by, and was proceeding to tell me who he was "dammed" by, but I gave him to understand that I was competent to damn the horse myself, and should probably do it very effectually before I got to the battle-ground.

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  • "I am sick of being 'sired' and 'majestied' -- my name is Custer.

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  • Gary, a sturdy, silver-haired dairy farmer with 32 pairs of Angus-sired cattle of his own back home, fit the bill.

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  • The Bonfire of the VanitiesA few years ago, there was a whole series of movies, like Grand Canyon and Doc Hollywood, that involved innocent people whose lives were changed forever when they made a wrong turn off the freeway, all sired by The Bonfire of the Vanities, in which Tom Hanks found himself far from his Manhattan penthouse.

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  • The parents, rather the separate human entities that sired these kids, behaved disgracefully.

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  • Forty-four Republican senators vowed to block anyone unless and until they were satisfied that Congress would have real control over the corporation-killing, lefty jabberwocky sired by those scourges of economic growth, Senator Dodd and Representative Frank.

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  • Stay Thirsty was sired by 2006 Preakness and Travers Stakes winner Bernardini, the son of the 1992 Horse of the Year A.P Indy.

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