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[teyn] /teɪn/
verb, Archaic.
Origin of ta'en
Middle English ytan, tane, tain, contraction of taken Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was my curse that brought the ill, but it has been my blessing that has ta'en it off!

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • A man that fortune's buffets and rewards has ta'en with equal thanks.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • They have ta'en my purse and fifteen golden pieces: raise the hue and cry!

  • Ay, now, for sure, away from me 'tis ta'en;I may 't no longer hide.

  • I had these of the priest out of window, when I told him Rochester Castle is ta'en.

    Long Will Florence Converse
  • "So Little Rathie's been ta'en awa'," Johnny would venture to say, by and by.

    Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie
  • No matter for blood, I'll not suffer her to come near him till the plot have ta'en his full height.

  • It were little enough we had left, our dinner the day afore had ta'en so much.

    Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • The teeming tree Had swollen and green'd the pious charactery, But not ta'en out.

    Endymion John Keats
  • Loud was the shouting of the Moors in the ambush that were ta'en.

    The Lay of the Cid R. Selden Rose
British Dictionary definitions for ta'en


a poetic contraction of taken
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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