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lain

past participle of lie; rested; reposed
Not to be confused with:
lane – narrow way or passage; an ocean route
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lain

 (lān)
v.
Past participle of lie1.
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lain

(leɪn)
vb
the past participle of lie2
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lain

(leɪn)

v.
pp. of lie 2.
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Translations

lain

pp de lie
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References in classic literature ?
In this protected spot where there were no frosts and evidently but little rainfall, the bones might have lain for ages without disintegrating, for there were here no other forces to scatter or disturb them.
In the darkness it seemed to the paddler that he was fairly flying over the water, and he had become convinced that the ship had left her moorings and that he had already passed the spot at which she had lain earlier in the day, when there appeared before him beyond a projecting point which he had but just rounded the flickering light from a ship's lantern.
Then I saw why we had come there; for the two rocks, being both somewhat hollow on the top and sloping one to the other, made a kind of dish or saucer, where as many as three or four men might have lain hidden.