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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
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.
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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.
The DoE, on the other hand, is wending its way down a more sedate path by funding HPE (and supercomputer makers) to develop an exascale reference design.
The legislation is wending its way through Congress.
Recently, Mr. Thompson led me along the vast new route, wending a giant figure-eight around two courtyards, with views of the river from a ribbon of windows lining the perimeter of the lofty industrial space.
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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.
Definition of Wend
: a member of a Slavic people of eastern Germany
Origin and Etymology of wend
German Wende, from Old High German Winida; akin to Old English Winedas, plural, Wends
First Known Use: 1786See Words from the same year
WEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wend for English Language Learners
: to move from one place to another
WEND Defined for Kids
Definition of wend for Students
: to go from one place to another
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