Definition of Racked

1. Verb. (past of rack) ¹

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Definition of Racked

1. rack [v] - See also: rack

Lexicographical Neighbors of Racked

rack and pinion
rack and ruin
rack and snail
rack jobber
rack of lamb
rack off
rack one's brain
rack one's brains
rack railway
rack rate
rack rent
rack time
rack up
racked (current term)
racked off
racket abuse
racket amputation
racket club

Literary usage of Racked

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"that the just man who is thought unjust will be scourged, racked, bound—will have his eyes burnt out; and, at last, after suffering every kind of evil, ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1816)
"No, I did not ; I ee№ saw her before we were taken up in my №>' I was to be racked to death ; I'll stand with * sword put to my heart, ..."

3. The Book of the Church by Robert Southey (1824)
"Bonner's, racked her with their own hands, throwing off their gowns that they ... Anne Askew was brought in a chair, for they had racked her till she was ..."

4. Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress by William Newton, Charles Frederick Partington (1836)
"The filling guides 27, and 28, are not racked ; but the filling guides 25, and 26, are racked one space to the left; by which means the pairs of adjacent ..."

5. Ireland: Historical and Statistical by George Lewis Smyth (1847)
"... that we are to ascribe the enormous cruelties by which they were racked and nan-owed during the continuance and long after the close of the war. ..."

6. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"She is first racked, and then burned. Her Prose and Poetry. AD 1546. The last person of quality who suffered martyrdom in this king^ reign, ..."

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