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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of ostend.


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  • The device of pointing can be used on whatever is in range of the pointer, and there is no reason why an inscription in active use can't be ostended in the process of mentioning an expression.

    Quotation Cappelen, Herman 2009

  • He concealed rather than ostended this curious confirmatory circumstance, as he considered it would unfavourably affect his prospects in a new situation.

    The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories 1906


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