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Definitions of Told

  1. of Tell
  2. imp. & amp; p. p. of Tell.
  3. imp. & p. p. of Tell.
  4. Past tense and past participle of the verb tell.
  5. Pa. t. and pa. p. of TELL.
  6. Of to tell.
  7. Expressed in words; narrated.
  8. Pt. and pp. of tell, which see.
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Quotes of Told

  1. I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas. – Barbara Amiel
  2. The child gets two confusing messages when a parent tells him which is the right fork to use, and then proceeds to use the wrong one. So does the child who listens to parents bicker and fuss, yet is told to be nice to his brothers and sisters. – Rachel Blanchard
  3. Last winter when I was coming home from church one Thursday evening, I saw somebody run around the house again. I told my father of that. – Lizzie Andrew Borden
  4. Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants. – Carol P. Christ
  5. It was described as Sex and the Suburbs. It's so not that. Because on Sex and the City, those women told each other everything; on our show, it's much more like the real suburbs- nobody tells anybody anything. Everything's a secret. – James Denton
  6. On the speech day, the production designer, who has a lot of say in things, and sometimes I didn't agree with him but I had to do what I was told wanted the speech day to be all in neutral colours for the women, which was a good thing. – Julie Harris
  7. The Roosevelt enactment of Social Security was a moral revolution in our country: We were assured that we would never reach the very depths of poverty. And to be told that we are now going to gamble it, on Wall Street, is nonsense! – Arthur Hertzberg
  8. I think it's been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they've told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex... I think they are pretty used to it now. – Janet Jackson
  9. On my recent trip to the Mexico border, Border Patrol agents in California told me they have arrested the same coyotes 20 times, but they are not prosecuted. – Ric Keller
  10. I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse. You are just what you are, aren't you? – Jeremy Paxman
  11. At that time we were very definitely told that under no circumstances should there be any secret chapters or any other secrecy in the life of the Party, but that everything should be done publicly. – Fritz Sauckel
  12. Ultimately, love conquers all, and gay or straight, don't we all want to believe that? I would that if this was to happen to me, and one of my kids had come and told me he or she was gay, I would say: If that's the only way you can live, then I love you. – Paul Sorvino
  13. I was always told that I was too small, too skinny, too slow, not tough enough, and I never ever believed what people told me. – Joe Theismann
  14. I was in school studying civil engineering. A guy approached me on the street and said that I had a interesting look -very exotic. He told me I should try to be in the industry. – Thuy Trang

Usage examples for Told

  1. " 'His, '" she said, " I told him I was 'his'? – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. You shouldn't have told me- indeed you shouldn't!" – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  3. And I knew Ermie had told – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. Who told Lady Cromarty? – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  5. I told you you'd never guess! – New Apples in the Garden by Kris Ottman Neville
  6. I'll go home and do as you have told me. – Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades by Florence Holbrook
  7. Do you mean to say they have never told you about it?" – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  8. He told me that. – Corpus of a Siam Mosquito by Steven Sills
  9. You would not believe me if I told you. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  10. And I told him no. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  11. " That was all I told them. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  12. " I have told you," he said. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. You know I told you." – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  14. For it must be told – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  15. Mr Braine told him. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  16. You never told me about your father. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  17. I told her if any one could help her to find him you could. – The Amateur by Richard Harding Davis
  18. " You must do more than that, sir," I told him. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  19. He had not told me. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. It was what I told him. – Class of '29 by Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
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