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bent pa. pple.: inclined (to), intent (upon) MND. III. ii. 145, 2H6 II. i. 165, Mac. III. iv. 134 “I am bent to know . . . the worst,” Per. II. Gower 23* “full bent with sin” (=intent upon sin), Ven. 618 “bent to kill.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.4
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