USED


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USEDUnited States Department of Education (formerly USDE)
USEDUnited States Executive Director
USEDUnited States (Army) Engineering Department (circa 1900)
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March broke the silence that followed Jo's words, by saying in her cheery voice, "Do you remember how you used to play Pilgrims Progress when you were little things?
When the lesson was over, we used to go up to the watermelon patch behind the garden.
I used to run with them, and had great fun; we used to gallop all together round and round the field as hard as we could go.
He used to tell me that I was the most beautiful woman in Louisiana, he was so proud of me and the children.
It was always used in such connections as to make it an interesting word to me.
When I had money enough, I used to get half-a-pint of ready-made coffee and a slice of bread and butter.
How lovely she used to look with the morning sun turning her hair to golden mist, and dancing in the blue deeps of her eyes; and once when by chance she had forgotten to fasten her gown, I caught glimpses of a bosom that was like two happy handfuls of wonderful white cherries .
Master Nicholas, the village barber, however, used to say that neither of them came up to the Knight of Phoebus, and that if there was any that could compare with him it was Don Galaor, the brother of Amadis of Gaul, because he had a spirit that was equal to every occasion, and was no finikin knight, nor lachrymose like his brother, while in the matter of valour he was not a whit behind him.
I used to live in this corner before, but now I have settled down in it.
Primarily and most properly the term has reference to time: in this sense the word is used to indicate that one thing is older or more ancient than another, for the expressions 'older' and 'more ancient' imply greater length of time.
I remember a coasting pilot of my early acquaintance (he used to read the papers assiduously) who, to define the utmost degree of lubberliness in a landsman, used to say, "He's one of them poor, miserable 'cast-anchor' devils.
As Adam was a-working outside of Eden-Wall, He used the Earth, he used the Seas, he used the Air and all; And out of black disaster He arose to be the master Of Earth and Water, Air and Fire, But never reached his heart's desire