kept


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kept

 (kĕpt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of keep.

kept

(kɛpt)
vb
1. the past tense and past participle of keep
2. kept woman censorious a woman maintained by a man as his mistress

kept

(kɛpt)

v.
1. pt. and pp. of keep.
adj.
2. financially supported by another, esp. in exchange for sexual services: a kept man; a kept woman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kept - (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregardedkept - (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded; "unbroken promises"; "promises kept"
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
Translations

kept

[kept]
A. PT & PP of keep
B. ADJ kept womanmantenida f

kept

pret, ptp of keep
adj kept womanMätresse f; she’s a kept womansie lässt sich aushalten

kept

[kɛpt]
1. pt & pp of keep
2. adj a kept woman/manun(a) mantenuto/a
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As Antonia said, the whole world was changed by the snow; we kept looking in vain for familiar landmarks.
I had read Byron's imitation of him before that, and admired it prodigiously, and when my father got me the book--as usual I did not know where or how he got it--not all the tall forms that moved before the eyes of haunted bards in the dusky vale of autumn could have kept me from it.
A prince does not spend much on colonies, for with little or no expense he can send them out and keep them there, and he offends a minority only of the citizens from whom he takes lands and houses to give them to the new inhabitants; and those whom he offends, remaining poor and scattered, are never able to injure him; whilst the rest being uninjured are easily kept quiet, and at the same time are anxious not to err for fear it should happen to them as it has to those who have been despoiled.
Archer kept the talk from his own affairs, not with conscious intention but because he did not want to miss a word of her history; and leaning on the table, her chin resting on her clasped hands, she talked to him of the year and a half since they had met.
She reached this place in safety, but no sooner had she seized fast hold of the slats of the big box in which the chickens were kept than the wind, as if enraged because the little girl dared to resist its power, suddenly redoubled its fury.
You know you suppressed the deed and kept the money.
Meg's eyes kept filling in spite of herself, Jo was obliged to hide her face in the kitchen roller more than once, ant the little girls wore a grave, troubled expression, as if sorrow was a new experience to them.
The music frightened them away, but they were hungry, and kept coming back.
But now, since his marriage, when he had begun to confine himself more and more to living for himself, though he experienced no delight at all at the thought of the work he was doing, he felt a complete conviction of its necessity, saw that it succeeded far better than in old days, and that it kept on growing more and more.
From these several reasons, namely, the improbability of man having formerly got seven or eight supposed species of pigeons to breed freely under domestication; these supposed species being quite unknown in a wild state, and their becoming nowhere feral; these species having very abnormal characters in certain respects, as compared with all other Columbidae, though so like in most other respects to the rock-pigeon; the blue colour and various marks occasionally appearing in all the breeds, both when kept pure and when crossed; the mongrel offspring being perfectly fertile;--from these several reasons, taken together, I can feel no doubt that all our domestic breeds have descended from the Columba livia with its geographical sub-species.
Now in Europe, the same as in America, when a man has kept a hotel so thoroughly well during a number of years as to give it a great reputation, he has his reward.
There were receptacles similarly secured in the other rooms; and in all or any of these papers might be kept.