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 Meanings and Examples of HAD
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had
 v.  past tense and past participle of HAVE
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  I had certainly acted imprudently.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
2  His words had a strange effect upon me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
3  He had changed since his New Haven years.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
4  She had lost in the finals the week before.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
5  By midnight the hilarity had increased.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
6  It had gone beyond her, beyond everything.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  Krempe had given me concerning the lectures.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  He had a big future before him, you know.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
9  He knew he had a big future in front of him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
10  The cry had evidently startled him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
11  Not seldom, it had been seen by multitudes.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
12  Her shadow had faded across the threshold.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
13  The scarlet letter had not done its office.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
14  What we did had a consecration of its own.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
15  He had not the power of accepting it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  The policemen had to beat the door in.
17  He cried because he had hurt his knee.
18  He had become fed up with city life.
19  He had a bath and then went to bed.
20  You had better not touch those files.
21  The piano player had a firm touch.
22  They've had an exceptionally tough life.
23  She had a house on the edge of the town.
24  The wind had snapped the tree in two.
25  The doctor had to abort the baby.
26  She had trouble keeping her balance.
27  My car has had two punctures this week.
28  Rob had latched onto me.
29  The victim had been shot at close range.
30  Our projected visit had to be cancelled.