from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. A past participle of tread.
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- adj. crushed by being walked on.
- v. Past participle of tread
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. of tread.
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The way we as a people treat the poor and the marginalized and the down-trodden is perhaps the most deeply considered question in the Scriptures.
As Ian Maclaren says, "The path was well trodden from the farmhouse to the university."
Those houses, or rather dens, which stand there, have no sign of footway, or anything else trodden, which is one of the chiefest tokens of habitation.
Instead of blazing new trails -- something the band appears to have more than enough ambition to try -- it seems happy to follow an over-trodden path to the summit of rock-and-roll's Mount Olympus.
It was above Jackdaw Crag that my mobile phone glowed yellow like a jellyfish when inadvertently trodden on.
He could have started another company or opted for a life of leisure, but this British expat took the less trodden road and used some of his new-found wealth to finance self-help projects for the poorest of the world's poor.
I followed a different path, the path trodden by journalists down the ages when they want to discover people's true thoughts.
In the Liberalist mind the masses are supposed to be down trodden.
(A kick in the balls or arse would constitute this, and a kick in the balls is a well trodden part of humour) worth reading • Nora O'Neill at Bookshop Blog suggests using twitter to promote your bookstore.
It travels really well-trodden narrative territory in unexpectedly delicate ways.