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Examples of wend in a Sentence
We wended through the narrow streets.
We wended our way through the narrow streets.
Recent Examples of wend from the Web
The Peace River wends its way for 106 miles from Bartow in Polk County out to Charlotte Harbor in the Gulf Coast, but one of the best places to take in the slow-moving waterway is from the small town of Arcadia.
Alder Hey’s decision to take Alfie Evans off life support thus prompted an extended legal battle, one that has wended its way through a series of hearings and appeals, ultimately reaching the European Court of Human Rights.
That case continues to wend through the Sacramento courts.
Within 10 seconds, the group is subsumed into a larger group that sets about creating a delicate choreographic latticework that wends around the stage.
The road wended up toward Sylvan Pass through the Absaroka Mountains, the afternoon light shone through the pines and the firs, and all the world was silent except for my footfalls.
The source of this digressive, wending approach and his unwillingness to play by the rules seems, to this reviewer at least, a resistance born of integrity.
Some tech-focused legislation is currently wending its way through the Capitol’s corridors.
Weaving fictional characters into history, the novel begins in Spain during the Inquisition and wends its way to a contemporary New Mexico village populated by the refugees’ descendants.
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Did You Know?
Wend is related to the verb "wind," which means, among other things, "to follow a series of curves and turns." It is also a distant relative of the verb "wander." "Wend" itself began its journey in Old English as windan, meaning "to twist." "Wend" has twisted itself into various meanings over the years. Most of its senses-including "to come about," "to depart," "to change," and "to betake"-have since wandered off into obscurity, but its current sense of "to direct or to proceed" is holding steady on the path.
WEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wend for English Language Learners
: to move from one place to another
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