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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tenant.

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  • adjective resided in; having tenants


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  • *** Drinks Punch Taverns, one of the U.K.'s largest pub groups, said it will dramatically shrink its struggling tenanted operations and spin off its better-performing managed-pubs division into a separate listed company before the end of the summer in a bid to overhaul the group and restructure its heavy debt.

    Business Watch 2011

  • Therefore I did not need to concern myself with the unblinking, protuberant eyes common to that unpleasant clan that had formerly tenanted many of the rooms directly of concern.

    Abomination at the Shilkie Andrew Edwards 2011

  • Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company is Heineken's existing tenanted pub business in the U.K. Scottish & Newcastle's larger brewing business was jointly acquired by Heineken and Denmark's Carslberg in a £7.8 billion deal in 2008, after which the two divided its assets.

    Heineken Expands U.K. Pub Network Simon Zekaria 2011

  • Home to the first-ever safari park in the U.K. (which opened in 1949), there are 9,000 acres of agricultural land, 200 tenanted houses and cottages, and 10 tenanted farms.

    A Renaissance of Landed Estates Dominic Prince 2010

  • Unfortunately, it meant the loss of a handful of pastures tenanted by an elderly woman who walked her small herd of dairy cattle up the hill each day in the grazing season.

    Country diary: Staffordshire Moorlands 2011

  • Thrust inside this older cabin, he found it tenanted by a young giant of a man, his wife, and an old blind man.


  • All get the basic tenet benefit — tenants, disgusting tenants, even tenters, basic tenants, immigrant tenters, immigrant tenants — all can be tenanted under this tent.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Rhetoric of Opposition 2010

  • LONDON—Heineken NV Friday said it has acquired Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC's tenanted pub business for about £422 million in cash, as the Dutch brewing giant adds to its existing U.K. estate and RBS progresses its plans to shed non-core assets.

    Heineken Expands U.K. Pub Network Simon Zekaria 2011

  • At the time, the development parcel was occupied by tenanted commercial office buildings, and the price, at about $260 a square foot, was too expensive for their taste.

    New Skyscraper Ignites Growth Below 34th Street Dana Rubinstein 2011

  • The company also announced plans to accelerate the growth of its branded, food-led managed estates and reduce the number of tenanted businesses.

    Debenhams and Greene King buck market decline after updates 2010


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