from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Preterit and past participle of spring.
- noun Tipsy; drunk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Naut.) Said of a spar that has been cracked or strained.
- imp. & p. p. of
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- verb Past participle of
- verb Alternative form of
sprang: simple past of spring.
- adjective slang, African American Vernacular Utterly
infatuatedwith someone; completely taken over by romantic interest.
- adjective obsolete, nautical
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Billy and I were together one morning writing lyrics, and the title sprung out of a very long story I was recounting about the Bangles 'tour of Graceland.
The title sprung from Lewis ( "I can pin that one on him," says Cleese), and the first meeting took place in Bryan Ferry's former house, which Cleese had just purchased with its Roxy interior decor intact.
"The New York Times" on November 21st reported the term sprung from the Pentagon.
She is an aborigine, sprung from the soil, yet close to the soil, and impossible to lift from the soil.
Perhaps something new and different, yet traditional, will spring from its roots, like Goodhue's Gothic sprung from the earlier work of Pugint, Scot and Bodley, or how Comper's unified eclecticism came from everything he saw, but we have to start somewhere, and there is still so much to learn, in terms of design and craftsmanship.
I hope he feels sprung from a confining and broken system and produces work that reflects his newfound freedom.
It might have sprung from the soil just as the trees had.
North Sea waves, he saw the sharp-beaked fighting galleys, and the sea-flung Northmen, great-muscled, deep-chested, sprung from the elements, men of sword and sweep, marauders and scourgers of the warm south-lands!
The concept of the honorable male protecting the helpless woman/child hides a root-truth that often the motivation sprung from the expectation of protecting the right of property.
Their interest sprung from the hope that in this ever-shrinking world, our diversity could be a source of strength, a cause for celebration; and that with sustained work and determination, we could learn to live and prosper together during the fleeting moment we share on this Earth.