wept


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wept

 (wĕpt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of weep.

wept

(wɛpt)
vb
the past tense and past participle of weep

weep

(wip)

v. wept, weep•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to express an overpowering emotion, esp. grief, by shedding tears; shed tears; cry.
2. to let fall drops of water or other liquid; drip; leak: a water tank weeping at the seams.
3. to exude water or liquid, as a plant stem or a sore.
v.t.
4. to weep for (someone or something); mourn with tears; bewail: He wept his dead brother.
5. to shed (tears); pour forth in weeping.
6. to let fall or give forth in drops: trees weeping an odorous gum.
7. to pass, bring, put, etc., to or into a specified condition with the shedding of tears (usu. fol. by away, out, etc.): to weep one's eyes out.
n.
8. weeping, or a fit of weeping.
9. the exudation of water or liquid.
[before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wēpan to wail, c. Old Saxon wōpian, Old High German wuofan to bewail, Old Norse æpa to shout]
Translations

wept

pret & pp de weep
References in classic literature ?
Then she sat and wept and screamed with all the strength of her body, over the misfortune which lay before her.
SUCCESSIVE Congresses having greatly impoverished the People, they were discouraged and wept copiously.
And if, when I shall tell you of my name, and of my father who is living, and of my mother who is dead, you learn that I have to kneel to my honoured father, and implore his pardon for having never for his sake striven all day and lain awake and wept all night, because the love of my poor mother hid his torture from me, weep for it, weep for it
Then came a band of sad little Elves to Bud, praying that they might hear the sweet music; and when she took them by the hand, and spoke gently to them, they wept and said sadly, when she asked them whence they came,--
And Bud said, "Yes," and they stayed; but her kind little heart was grieved that they wept so sadly, and all she could say could not make them happy; till at last she said,--
As Bud passed through the gates, she no longer wondered that the exiled Fairies wept and sorrowed for the lovely home they had lost.
Then Baleka said no more, but, turning her face to the wall of the hut, she wept and groaned bitterly.
Now, as she wept I heard a stir without the hut, and the light in the doorway was darkened.
Beautiful as a goddess she wept and said, "Patroclus, dearest friend, when I went hence I left you living; I return, O prince, to find you dead; thus do fresh sorrows multiply upon me one after the other.
She wept as she spoke, and the women joined in her lament-making as though their tears were for Patroclus, but in truth each was weeping for her own sorrows.