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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
Locomotives wend through Sphagnum moss-like trees, and hydroelectric plants straddle navy-blue rivers.
To see contemporary Chinese artworks at the Art Institute, visitors must normally wend their way through the Modern Wing.
To evoke that setting, the theater has been transformed into a cabaret space, and the actors often wend their way among the tables.
The 2018 proposal by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin is part of the federal Farm Bill that’s wending its way through approvals.
Designed by Punto Arquitectónico, the residence incorporates a courtyard pool that wends its way through some of structure’s freestanding walls, similar to this concrete concept in Oaxaca.
When the inbound lanes of 495 become clogged, a stream of cars backs up toward the Turnpike and onto Route 3, a highway that wends west through Secaucus, past the Meadowlands sports complex and into the suburban beyond.
From the outset, Bridgewater took possession of the full breadth of the stage, wending her way from one end to the other, turning around to address the audience in the terrace seating behind her and otherwise drawing a full house into her embrace.
The serpentine six-lane highway wends its way from Pasadena to downtown, with nary a sufficiently long freeway entrance lane in all its curvy 9.5 miles.
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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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