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 Meanings and Examples of TOLD
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told
 v.  (past tense) give information in spoken or written words
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "I told you I ain't the kind to be afraid" she tossed back, almost indifferently; and suddenly she began to walk on with a rapid step.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  She laughed at him for not knowing the simplest sick-bed duties and told him to "go right along out" and leave her to see to things.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  Only one thing weighed on him, and that was his having told Zeena that he was to receive cash for the lumber.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  He told Jotham to go out and harness up the greys, and for a moment he and Mattie had the kitchen to themselves.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  "If you meant to engage a girl you ought to have told me before you started," he said.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  Why, you told me yesterday you'd fixed it up with him to pay cash down.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  "That girl that's coming told me she was used to a house where they had a furnace," Zeena persisted with the same monotonous mildness.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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8  "I told you I was never scared with you," she answered.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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9  Why, Ashley Wilkes and his father told Pa just last week that our commissioners in Washington would come to--to--an--amicable agreement with Mr. Lincoln about the Confederacy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  The boys bowed, shook hands and told Scarlett they'd be over at the Wilkeses' early in the morning, waiting for her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  She laughed like everything when we told her about it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Those who, as yet, had no horses sat on the curb in front of Bullard's store and watched their mounted comrades, chewed tobacco and told yarns.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Instinct stronger than reason and knowledge born of experience told her that he loved her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Toby, who had handled Gerald's horses for twenty years, pushed out his lips in mute indignation at being told how to conduct his own business.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Nor would he have cared if he had been told.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  She told innocent fibs like anyone else.
17  In a coded telephone warning, Scotland Yard were told four bombs had been planted in the area.
18  Intuition told her it was unwise to argue.
19  Do what you are told and don't argue with me.
20  He told the children to start moving clockwise around the room.
21  Ask no questions and you will be told no lies.
22  The teacher told the student to pay attention to his spelling.
23  The Democratic attorney general of Tennessee told Shipley to do what he thought right, and Shipley had gotten his notes together.
24  Goldston told jailers he was doing so because he wanted cigarettes, magazines and Los Angeles defense attorney Johnnie Cochran.
25  The doctor told me to avoid bending and stretching.
26  He told me to total those numbers.
27  I told you not to touch my things.
28  She told herself to be brave and tough it out.
29  When toxic fumes began to drift toward our homes, we were told to evacuate.
30  She told me every detail of her trip.