se·​lect·​ed | \sə-ˈlek-təd \

Definition of selected 

: select specifically : of a higher grade or quality than the ordinary

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Examples of selected in a Sentence

a selected brand of ice cream with an exceptionally high butterfat content

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But there were surprising on-stage cameos from selected members of the audience, too, who were drawn into the performance by the dancers who leapt from the stage to find their somewhat dazed quarry. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Keira Knightley, Marion Cotillard, and More Attend the Paris Opera Ballet’s Opulent Opening Gala," 28 Sep. 2018 Only the Professional tier will allow Smart Sync, which automatically backs up selected folders on your computer. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "How to pick the cloud storage service that’s right for you," 31 Aug. 2018 Only a selected few department heads that needed to work on the whole thing were invited to read the whole thing. Emma Dibdin, Marie Claire, "Is There Too Much Violence Against Women in the New 'Twin Peaks'? Mädchen Amick Addresses the Debate," 28 July 2017 Privacy - Terms As a member of the dance team, Yani can join the Kings throughout the season for selected events like team building, practice sessions and appearances in the community. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "Sacramento Make-A-Wish teen ‘touched and grateful’ to be honorary Kings dancer," 11 July 2018 Cutting-Edge Programs UMUC's cybersecurity courses can help prepare you for selectedDOD 8140 certifications. Brandan Blom,, "Austin Prep gearing up for another run in Division 3," 23 May 2018 Ducey has refused to meet with walkout leaders, instead inviting a handful of selected educators to meetings. CBS News, "Teachers and Arizona governor at odds as deal announced," 28 Apr. 2018 For older voters, Moscow health authorities will be offering free cancer screenings at selected polling stations. Washington Post, "Russia votes as Vladimir Putin eyes 4th presidential term," 18 Mar. 2018 In Moscow, first-time voters were being given free tickets for pop concerts, and health authorities were offering free cancer screenings at selected polling stations., "Russia votes but outcome is clear: 6 more years of Putin," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of selected

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of selected was in 1590

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