Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pent
IPA transcription: [p'ɛnt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pent, shut_up(p)
    Meaning: closely confined
Usage examples
  • The whole peace of the world was pent up painfully in his heart.
  • All the pent loneliness of the past weeks and months burst forth in a stinging whip of retort.
  • The raw animal crouching within him is like the earthquake monster pent in the crust of the earth.
  • "Tonight, Mother," continued Walter, "he had an awful cold and coughed just like our Harry did last year," and the long pent up tears flowed from the child's eyes.
  • I am sure you cannot long be content to pass your leisure in solitude, and to devote your working hours to a monotonous labour wholly void of stimulus: any more than I can be content," he added, with emphasis, "to live here buried in morass, pent in with mountains--my nature, that God gave me, contravened; my faculties, heaven-bestowed, paralysed--made useless.