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shent the pret. and past part. of shend, to chide, to rate, to scold: “He shent our messengers,” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, ii. 3. 75 ; “I am shent for speaking to you,” TWELFTH NIGHT, iv. 2. 100 ; “Do you hear how we are shent,” CORIOLANUS, v. 2. 94 ; “How in my words soever she be shent” HAMLET, iii. 2. 388. ( “reproved harshly, treated with rough language,” STEEVENS ; “hurt, wounded, punished,” HENDERSON )

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