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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
As the highways wended across the U.S., proponents of the UDC’s historical vision such as the Ku Klux Klan lynched black people, burned crosses, and enacted and supported Jim Crow laws.
From here, wend your way up the leafy Esplanade Park, an elegant promenade where Finland’s most recognizable brands—like Marimekko, Artek, and Iitalla—have opened their flagships.
This season’s route wends through the South, starting in the French Quarter of New Orleans, where teams are charged with creating a beignet to sell in the French Market and making a dish using the fruity-rum flavors of a New Orleans hurricane.
Kim now hopes to get back on the road by August, wending his way to South America.
The site straddles Munson Road, which wends southeast from Center Street.
The average time for a case to wend its way through South Florida’s hopelessly backlogged federal immigration courts is 551 days — closer to two years.
Lemont: T-Rexplorers Paleontology Discovery Program, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lemont Public Library, 50 E. Wend St.; 630-257-6541, ext. 512.
The seven city, five-state tour starts in Pennsylvania on Oct. 10 and wends its way through Michigan, Indiana and Ohio before wrapping up in Green Bay, Wisc.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of wend
First Known Use: 1786See Words from the same year
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: to move from one place to another
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