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Definitions of kept

  1.   especially of promises or contracts not violated or disregarded unbroken promises promises kept
  2.   of Keep
  3.   Past tense and past participle of KEEP
  4.   Of to keep
  5.   Imp pp of KEEP v
  6.   Held maintained supported
  7.   Of keep which see

Antonyms for kept

broken, unkept.

Quotes of kept

  1. The human heart has hidden treasures In secret kept in silence sealed The thoughts the hopes the dreams the pleasures Whose charms were broken if revealed – Charlotte Bronte
  2. I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work for the Sierra Club in '52 walked the plank there in '69 founded Friends of the Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that – David R. Brower
  3. Prior to the PATRIOT Act the ability of government agencies to share information with each other was limited which kept investigators from fully understanding what terrorists might be planning and to prevent their attacks – Chris Chocola
  4. Very curious at the age of about 13 years Oswald began to study Marxism and he kept on in his writing affirming that he was a Marxist Probably he did want to show himself as a great supreme Marxist – John Sherman Cooper
  5. The meals were served in a large hall in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat and the dishes quite filled the room which was covered with mats and kept very clean – Hernando Cortes
  6. Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations we at the same time not only maintained preserved our democracy but kept improving it – Bulent Ecevit
  7. Childhood is a promise that is never kept – Ken Hill
  8. Workers have kept faith in American institutions Most of the conflicts which have occurred have been when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied – John L. Lewis
  9. I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife That's what held me kept me down So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church – Frank McCourt
  10. I loved to read and to write but then something happened As I made my way through school I kept getting handed books to read that didn't excite me and didn't even remotely connect to the realities of my life – R. A. Salvatore
  11. I was already on pole then by half a second and then one second and I just kept going Suddenly I was nearly two seconds faster than anybody else including my team mate with the same car – Ayrton Senna
  12. I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her but she kept on reinventing herself – Shakira
  13. During the time I was on The Hardy Boys I was also watching other people's careers I thought the next step was to be a movie star I kept saying no to projects and offers stopped coming in I was no longer hot – Parker Stevenson
  14. The Emmy should be an ensemble award too I kept howling at everyone else's performances – Jeffrey Tambor

Usage examples for kept

  1. Bibbs might 'a' kept goin' on over there the rest of his life moonin' on and on but what he heard Sibyl say did one big thing anyway – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  2. Yes sire I kept it said Marguerite – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  3. I've kept it for you as far as I knew it – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  4. “ Trafford kept on saying – Marriage by H. G. Wells
  5. “ I kept silence they say – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  6. He took it in his own and kept it a moment – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  7. Couldn't He have kept him – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  8. You've kept your time said Aunt Hepsy well pleased – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  9. While she spoke she kept her eyes on her father – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  10. Me an' my husband kept up th' place while he was gone – Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J. U. Giesy
  11. Just now he must be kept quiet – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  12. “ I am yours the eyes kept saying – Pagan Passions by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  13. If he had kept out of things which he did not understand the fool – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  14. What has kept you – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  15. One of them kept a comin' and a comin' ” – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  16. And they kept their resolution – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  17. “ I made a promise and I have kept it – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  18. “ Schroepfel kept his word – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  19. They might have kept him if they knew – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  20. You have kept us waiting a long time Mr Croyden ” – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott

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