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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.
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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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