Definition of Keened

1. Verb. (past of keen) ¹

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Definition of Keened

1. keen [v] - See also: keen

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keened

keeling
keelings
keelless
keelman
keelmen
keels
keelson
keelsons
keelyvine pen
keema
keen
keen-sighted
keen-witted
keen as mustard
keen on
keened (current term)
keener
keeners
keenest
keeneth
keening
keenings
keenly
keenness
keennesses
keens
keep
keep-away
keep a close watch on
keep a cool head

Literary usage of Keened

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1. Shoemaker's Best Selections for Readings and Recitations by Jacob W. Shoemaker, R. W. Shoemaker, C. C. Shoemaker (1909)
"The wind it keened, and keened, and keened, Through the rigging stiff and bare; • And " Death!" and " Death!" and ever " Death!" Was the word 'twas crying ..."

2. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1867)
"keened : the hands are said to be keened with the frost, when the skin is broken or cracked, and a sore produced. Keens, n. cracks in the hands ; applied to ..."

3. A Glossary of the Dialect of the Hundred of Lonsdale, North and South of the by Robert Backhouse Peacock (1869)
"Keen, n. caustic. Keen, vt to burn with caustic. Keen, adj. sharp, earnest, resolute. keened : the hands are said to be keened with the frost, ..."

4. Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry by William Carleton (1896)
"The coffin was then brought out and placed upon four chairs before the door to be keened; and in the meantime the friends and well-wishers of the deceased ..."

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