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  • adj. Archaic form of used.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of use.

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Examples

  • But what was my surprize when told that he had us'd neither. —

    Letter 34

  • My business, during the greatest part of my life having led me into the line of litterary pursuits, and made me acquainted with litterary men, I am, consequently, pretty well inform'd of the methods us'd by authors for the retention of their productions.

    Letter 34

  • I enquir'd, as he compos'd it in a garret, amid the bustle and noise of six or seven fellow workmen, whether he us'd a slate; or wrote it on paper with a pencil, or pen and ink.

    Letter 34

  • Jealousy, and beside the Language of his Country being gross and unpolish'd, not us'd to such little extended Civilities of Speech, he concluded what I said to proceed from an amorous Inclination.

    Exilius

  • Her Uncle being to go to the Army to make his Campagne, thought it convenient to remove her to a Convent of a less rigorous Order, where she might learn the more polite Parts of Education; as Dancing, Singing, Musick, and the like; get acquainted with young Ladies of Quality, and be permitted to dress, something more according to the Mode of the World, than than was us'd in the other.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Nevertheless, he treated me so kindly, entertaining me with all the Diversions of the Town, and us'd so many cogent Arguments, that I could scarce hold out against his kind Offers.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Country − Gentleman's Vehicle; good Horses, but look'd as if us'd to a

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Miranda telling Galecia, how ill her Husband us'd her, how he had left her with Child, and went away with a Mistress; I will not say a Whore, said she, because the Creature is a Gentlewoman; otherwise she deserves no other Name.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • These and the like, us'd to be the wild Notions, wherewith he oppos'd his Father's indulgent Care, whenever he went about to provide for his happy

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • But when I came, I found it all the same: Though I took her apart, and with the utmost Mildness, persuaded her, and us'd the best Reasons I could think on to inforce those

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

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