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past tense and past participle of say


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Examples of said in a Sentence

Adjective by order of the judge of said court with said guidebook in hand, we set off to explore the city
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My Away suitcase was checked ahead of every flight, even if said trip was a quick 24-hour stint. Megan Schaltegger, Travel + Leisure, 14 Sep. 2023 Different scams require different levels of sophistication; for example, hacking Twitter accounts of high-profile users, many of whom may use multi-factor authentication, is typically more difficult than using said accounts to scam users. WIRED, 26 July 2023 If you’re not entrenched in said Bravoverse: Wade was thrust into the spotlight for her friendship with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards, which, suspiciously, seemed to ramp up around reports of Richards’s separation from her longtime husband, Mauricio Umansky. Vulture, 23 Aug. 2023 Since the iPhone relies on myriad components and Apple gives at least some information to third-party manufacturers to make said parts, rumors and leaks always seem to pop up about the next generation of Apple phones from various sources. Iyaz Akhtar, PCMAG, 4 Aug. 2023 In one paper, Stewart, who made $190,000 per year at FSU, falsely claimed there was a correlation between a criminal's race and the public's desire to see harsher prison sentences for said criminal. Nikolas Lanum, Fox News, 31 July 2023 Nordstrom Anniversary Menswear Sale | Nordstrom Anniversary Sneaker Sale | Nordstrom Anniversary Luggage Sale Among said sales: Movado's Bold Access Watch, a competently dressy ticker that has a stainless steel build and a brown leather strap that plays nice with your work uniform. Men's Health, 24 July 2023 Houses, bridges, burgers, clamshell packages for said burgers. Kelly Pendergrast, WIRED, 14 July 2023 What's the fun of tearing open a new handset, tablet, or laptop without also tearing open a new accessory for said device? Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 12 July 2023 See More

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Word History



past participle of say

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of said was in the 14th century

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“Said.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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past and past participle of say

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