Definition of Obtending

1. Verb. (present participle of obtend) ¹



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Definition of Obtending

1. obtend [v] - See also: obtend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obtending

obtainers
obtainest
obtaineth
obtaining
obtainment
obtainments
obtains
obtect
obtected
obtemper
obtempered
obtempering
obtempers
obtend
obtended
obtending (current term)
obtends
obtenebration
obtension
obtention
obtentions
obtest
obtestation
obtestations
obtested
obtesting
obtests
obtrectation
obtrude
obtrude upon

Literary usage of Obtending

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1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"And now thou dost with lies the throne invade, 159 By practice harden'd in thy sland'ring trade ; obtending heav'n for whate'er ills befall, ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, Alexander Chalmers (1824)
"To pretend ; to otter as the reason of any thing. Jbid. OBTE'NSION. ns The act of obtending. ..."

3. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1905)
"obtending heaven, for whate'er ills befall, And sputtering under specious names thy gall. Now Phoebus is provoked, his rites and laws Are in his priest ..."

4. The Rhyming Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Whole Language by John Walker, John Longmuir (1902)
"Dit-acn'sion Contention; strife; disagreement, s. Ten'sion The act of stretching, s. Ob-ten'sion The act of obtending, ..."

5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"And now thou dost with lies the throne invade, By practice harden'd in thy slandering trade. obtending Heaven, for whate'er ills befal ; And sputtering ..."

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