Synonyms for hunted

Grammar : Adj
Spell : huhnt
Phonetic Transcription : hʌnt

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Définition of hunted

Origin :
  • Old English huntian "chase game," related to hentan "to seize," from Proto-Germanic *huntojan (cf. Gothic hinþan "to seize, capture," Old High German hunda "booty"), from PIE *kend-.
  • General sense of "search diligently" (for anything) is first recorded c.1200. Related: Hunted; hunting. Happy hunting-grounds "Native American afterlife paradise" is from "Last of the Mohicans" (1826).
  • adj pursued
Example sentences :
  • Every family lived and hunted and worked and died for and by itself.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Then the door closed, and Dozier turned slowly to face his hunted man.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • If they've hunted the woods around here all day, no use in me doing it by night.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He turned and began to run homewards, like a hunted man in desperate flight.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Dick looked around like a hunted animal seeking a bolting-hole.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • The words were like the dreaded tap on the shoulder of the hunted criminal.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • With no crime laid to him, he was hunted down as a wild beast.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • There he hunted and studied astronomy and astrology with the canons of Bolton.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • We hunted for them one day, two days, and could not find them.
  • Extract from : « The Penance of Magdalena and Other Tales of the California Missions » by J. Smeaton Chase
  • She was like a hunted hare, dodging everyone she fancied might discover her identity.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser

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