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Definitions of taught

  1. ( all used chiefly with qualifiers ` well' or ` poorly' or ` un- ') having received specific instruction; " unschooled ruffians"; " well tutored applicants"
  2. See Taut.
  3. imp. & amp; p. p. of Teach.
  4. of Teach
  5. imp. & p. p. of Teach.
  6. Past tense and past participle of the verb teach.
  7. Pa. t. and pa. p. of TEACH.
  8. Of to teach.
  9. Imp. & pp. of TEACH, v.
  10. Stretched; not slack.
  11. Very high or tall, as the masts of a ship.
  12. Of teach, which see.
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Quotes of taught

  1. I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs. – Adrian Belew
  2. The outcome, the fourth in an issue of five boys born into a staunch Baptist home, meant that from the beginning I was taught to be respectful of others no less than myself, influencing ever since both my political and administrative attitudes. – James W. Black
  3. Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught – Winston Churchill
  4. Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not. – Andrea Dworkin
  5. I taught myself to drive. I hope that the child in me never dies. – Tom Glazer
  6. Let our children be taught love love love. – Daniel H. Hill
  7. The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds- the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall. – Chuck Jones
  8. I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting. – Akshay Kumar
  9. And the second question, can poetry be taught I didn't think so. – Norman MacCaig
  10. You spend ten years of your life being trained to do one thing, and you're being taught to think that it's the most serious thing that anyone could possibly do, and then suddenly you find yourself doing something that in some respects is the epitome of frivolity. – Jonathan Miller
  11. It was not just that Ross Macdonald taught us how to write; he did something much more, he taught us how to read, and how to think about life, and maybe, in some small, but mattering way, how to live. – Robert B. Parker
  12. Michael Coleman, now that was a boy that taught me some stuff too. – Jimmy Smith
  13. If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time. – Fran Tarkenton
  14. The way I grew up, I was always taught that it's uncouth to talk about money, and that's not what should inspire you. – Justin Timberlake
  15. Emotions have taught mankind to reason. – Marquis De Vauvenargues

Usage examples for taught

  1. But I taught you- I did all I could for you. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. She often told me that nobody had taught her to read. – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey
  3. You can, Caleb came back, but no matter how much money you spend, you can't make the sort of a gentleman out of him, that knows without being taught what not to do! – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  4. Miss Lola taught me how, if I can remember. – Lola by Owen Davis
  5. You've taught me something- perhaps in time. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  6. " That is what the children are taught to think of us," he said, " and I have my own little ones at home." – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  7. Experience had taught me now to judge somewhat of the looks and condition of sick people. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. At least, so I have always been taught – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  9. The next night she spoke again of her father, and what he taught her. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  10. Why, who taught you to do that, young Master? – The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales by Mrs. Alfred Gatty
  11. Jem had taught her that. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. It was really a very simple thing, after all,- it was only that he had lived near a kind and gentle heart, and had been taught to think kind thoughts always and to care for others. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. But I was taught to put up with them, and made to put up with them. – You-Never-Can-Tell by Shaw, Bernard
  14. What he taught was, perhaps, what I most needed to learn, but I was already too far on the way to learn it easily. – The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I by William James Stillman
  15. On the other hand, he worked with them; and the boys, as they grew old enough, were taught to work with them, too. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  16. She had been well taught – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  17. I don't remember ever being taught them. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  18. She shall be taught the True Faith. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  19. We believe that by simply living together as Jesus has taught us to live, we can make this world so much better than it now is, that men shall think heaven has come down to earth. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  20. I've taught you to be beautiful. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt

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