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Saturday, September 18, 2010

wend

\WEND\ , verb;
1.
To pursue or direct (one's way).
2.
To proceed or go.
Quotes:
The issue will now wend through the courts; for how long is anyone's guess.
-- Jay Jochnowitz, "Smoke and taxes," The Observation Deck blog, timesunion.com, September, 2010.
But the bacteria had already begun their descent into foreign guts, and would wend their ways into intestinal tracts and into bowels.
-- Amy Tan, Saving Fish from Drowning
Origin:
Wend can be traced back to the Goth wandjan, which is related to the verb "to wind."
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