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Definitions of used

  1.   previously used or owned by another; " bought a secondhand ( or used) car"
  2.   employed in accomplishing something; " the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H. H. Arnold & I. C. Eaker
  3.   of Use
  4.   of persons; taken advantage of; " after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used"

Antonyms for used

fresh, victimised, mint, unacclimated, Span-new, abused, unused, misused, unadjusted, exploited, virginal, brand-new, unadapted, pristine, put-upon, ill-used, unaccustomed, spick-and-span, victimized, new.

Quotes of used

  1. I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC's House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it. – Sergio Aragones
  2. A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be, A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be. – Frank Howard Clark
  3. I never used to drink water. I am drinking six liters of water every day now. That's the key. – Warren Cuccurullo
  4. The U. S. used to be perceived as the moral leader of the world, and we have absolutely lost that. – Tom Ford
  5. The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. – Sydney J. Harris
  6. Dizzy used to tell me that I am playing too hard. He used to say to not give everything. Miles used to tell me that too. – Freddie Hubbard
  7. I used to babysit a lot, and I used to be a nanny. – Moira Kelly
  8. Words can have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbit and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used – David Lehman
  9. I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up. – Megan Mullally
  10. If I wrote in a sonnet form, I would be distorting. Or if I had some great new idea for line breaks and I used it in a poem, but it's really not right for that poem, but I wanted it, that would be distorting. – Sharon Olds
  11. I used to think that my mother got into arguments with people because they didn't understand her English, because she was Chinese. – Amy Tan
  12. I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs. – Roger Waters
  13. Well, California used to be in the dream -making business, and unfortunately what's happened I think we're now in the dream -breaking business. – Meg Whitman
  14. For drink, there was beer which was very strong when not mingled with water, but was agreeable to those who were used to it. They drank this with a reed, out of the vessel that held the beer, upon which they saw the barley swim. – Xenophon
  15. The '60s was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together. – Neil Young

Usage examples for used

  1. And there are some things that I used to have when I was a girl. ” – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  2. Do you know the way in which these are used – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  3. There we used them and the act went better. ” – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  4. “ An' you used it- at last. ” – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  5. They are both used – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  6. “ 5742. You used to buy the hosiery in the same way in which it is now bought in Lerwick? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. Perhaps that was because they used to hold most of 'em at his house. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  8. She's used to the other kind." ” – Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories by Rex Beach
  9. “ Is he in want,- I mean, in want for the things he has been used to? ” – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  10. “ I suppose I shall get used to it. ” – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  11. Was Grizel not as nice as she used to be? ” – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  12. We used to at Moze. ” – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  13. But they used to be. ” – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  14. But it's always used – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  15. “ I do not suppose that you can care for her much, after the word you once used to her. ” – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  16. “ I thought you sympathised with my work so much- you used to tell me you did." ” – The Reverberator by Henry James
  17. “ I am used to a hard life. ” – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  18. “ I thought I would wait till you were used again to the look of me, and to my voice. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  19. It is so like the kind of thing you used to say to me when we were boy and girl. ” – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  20. You are not the same girl I used to know." ” – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory

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