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 Meanings and Examples of KEPT
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kept
 v.  (past tense) hold as one's own
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He kept his eyes fixed on the light till it vanished.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  The kitchen was a poor place, not "spruce" and shining as his mother had kept it in his boyhood; but it was surprising what a homelike look the mere fact of Zeena's absence gave it.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  Ethan felt that if he had pleaded an urgent need Hale might have made shift to pay him; but pride, and an instinctive prudence, kept him from resorting to this argument.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
4  Mattie's hand was underneath, and Ethan kept his clasped on it a moment longer than was necessary.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
5  He kept his eyes fixed on her, marvelling at the way her face changed with each turn of their talk, like a wheat-field under a summer breeze.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
6  The sled swerved in response, but he righted it again, kept it straight, and drove down on the black projecting mass.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
7  Under her shapeless dress her body kept its limp immobility, and her dark eyes had the bright witch-like stare that disease of the spine sometimes gives.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
8  I kept waiting for her to do it, but she didn't.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
9  "I kept thinking she would," yelled Stuart.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
10  The lawn, reclaimed from weeds, grew thick with clover and Bermuda grass, and Gerald saw to it that it was well kept.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  As valet, he kept Gerald's bedroom in order, and, as butler, he served the meals with dignity and style, but otherwise he pretty well let matters follow their own course.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  He tried to think of something to say and couldn't, and silently he blessed her because she kept up a steady chatter which relieved him of any necessity for conversation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  There were many things she kept from her mother these days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
14  But, most of all, she kept secret the fact that Rhett Butler called frequently at Aunt Pittypat's house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
15  Scarlett was not the only member of the household who reacted strangely and unwillingly to his presence, for he kept Aunt Pitty in a flutter and a ferment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (160 in 11 pages)
16  He kept in touch with us while he was on vacation.
17  He dived into the water and kept under for a while.
18  The police kept after the criminal until they finally caught him.
19  Sheep kept getting tangled up in it and eventually the wire was removed.
20  It was ludicrous to suggest that the visit could be kept secret.
21  Her eyes kept straying over to the clock on the wall.
22  The police kept a watch on that house for two weeks.
23  After the clockwork of the watch was cleaned the watch kept perfect time.
24  The rain had kept me indoors all weekend and I was beginning to get cabin fever.
25  Riches are gotten with pain, kept with care, and lost with grief.
26  The fans were kept back behind barricades.
27  Other students rushed out of the classroom, but she kept behind.
28  Their poultry are kept in the yard.
29  In spite of the unfavorable weather,the grain output of the farm kept up and even increased a little than last year.
30  The hijackers kept the pilot on board the plane as hostage.