from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of tell1.
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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of tell.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of tell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of tell.
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She needed but to be told a good thing -- I do not say _told that a thing was good_ -- and at once she received it -- that is, obeyed it, the _only_ way of receiving a truth.
I have been told that, in Wales, Mr. Mathews never _told his story_ in the presence of Mr. Knight, who had never there insinuated any thing to my disadvantage.
"We have been told," she began, loftily, "we have been _told_, Cap'n
"I told you long ago that the new Cantos  were _not_ good, and I also _told you a reason_.
The back of the label told a more thrilling and slightly sordid tale of the origins of Blenheim Palace Water.
Her expression told him that he looked as bad as he felt.
I think that's it, because I sing "All that Jasmine" to remember her name told me that she's sick of being stuck on the second floor of the compound.
One of the M.B.A. students who was deployed to Iraq in the middle of his term told me he carried the list in the cargo pockets of his pants.
Sarah pressed a hand to the small of her back as she crossed the kitchen, but something in her expression told Bonnie that more than the twins weighed her down.
Forcing a smile despite the pain, when his expression told her how uncomfortable he was.