Usage examples for pent

  1. The maiden's mere touch seemed to discharge the pent- up regret of the lady as if she had been a jar of electricity. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. Some day the Awakening will come, when the pent- up vigor of ten million souls shall sweep irresistibly toward the Goal, out of the Valley of the Shadow of Death, where all that makes life worth living- Liberty, Justice, and Right- is marked " For White People Only." – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. But when he saw Mrs. Hackit come towards him with answering sorrow in her face, the pent- up fountain of tears was opened; he threw himself on the sofa, hid his face, and sobbed aloud. – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  4. He had been hard pressed, and now that the strain was over, all the pent passion of that long stress had escaped beyond control. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  5. There is no record that Mrs. Martineau was ever found wanting in due care for her children when the pent- up agony of their bodies or spirits became so violent as to burst the bonds of reserve that her general demeanor and method of management imposed upon them. – Harriet Martineau by Florence Fenwick Miller
  6. For bees have swarmed behind in a close place Pent up between this glass and the outer wall. – Georgian Poetry 1920-22 by Various
  7. He held his words suspended while he searched her face for justification of his pent arraignment. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  8. As he listened to the hoarse roar of the pent- up torrent, he understood what that partly completed dam must have cost Nasmyth. – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  9. " Sir-" he turned again to Elmer Wiggins who was apparently the lightning conductor for the Colonel's fourteen years of pent- up injury-" a father has his feelings. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  10. Slowly Marston paces the silent chamber alone, giving vent to his pent- up emotions. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  11. The shock was terrible; but the pent- up fury of the French carried all before it, and the grenadiers were wellnigh destroyed. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  12. Blackburn had sprung to his feet, his eyes blazing with the pent- up wrath that had been in them for many days. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  13. That--" He threw himself on his knees beside the bed and wept with all the pent- up bitterness and misery that was in him- and still he was afraid to speak to her. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. It was a long distance from George's home, but she went about it gladly in preference to the hurried, pent- up journey down by taxi or stage. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. Angela put out her light, and when she fell asleep a quarter of an hour later, drops she did not even feel were slowly trickling from her lids to the pillow; for there are women who do not easily cry when they are awake, but when they are sleeping their tired eyes shed the pent- up tears and are refreshed by them. – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  16. The pent- up feeling had found vent at last. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  17. Pent up confidence came with a rush. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  18. The dance had released all the pent- up emotions that a night of vivid sensations had called into her life. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  19. Then the pent up feelings burst forth. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. He dismounted with a bound, and as he did so the friends saw that his face was red as with pent- up excitement. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis