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Hent

Hent \Hent\ (h[e^]nt), v. t. [imp. Hente; p. p. Hent.] [OE. hente, henten, fr. AS. hentan, gehentan, to pursue, take, seize; cf. Icel. henda, Goth. hinpan (in compos.), and E. hunt.] To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get. [Obs.]
--Piers Plowman.
--Spenser.

This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast.
--Chaucer.

But all that he might of his friendes hente On bookes and on learning he it spente.
--Chaucer.

Hent

Hent \Hent\ (h[e^]nt), v. t. [imp. Hente; p. p. Hent.] [OE. hente, henten, fr. AS. hentan, gehentan, to pursue, take, seize; cf. Icel. henda, Goth. hinpan (in compos.), and E. hunt.] To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get. [Obs.]
--Piers Plowman.
--Spenser.

This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast.
--Chaucer.

But all that he might of his friendes hente On bookes and on learning he it spente.
--Chaucer.

Usage examples of "hent".

Incredulous, she moved to the edge and peered over the railing at a mound of undisturhed snow, then scanned, the picnic table and hent to peer beneath it.

And pray, that this our Sompnour him repent Of his misdeeds ere that the fiend him hent.

He hent the hathel aboute the halse, and hendely hym kysses, And eftersones of the same he serued hym there.

And of this cry they nolde nevere stenten, Til they the reynes of his brydel henten.

For he, that with hise thousand cordes slye Continuelly us waiteth to biclappe, Whan he may man in ydelnesse espye, He kan so lightly cacche hym in his trappe, Til that a man be hent right by the lappe, He nys nat war the feend hath hym in honde.

Hereat hark'd* she so long in good intent, *listened Till at the last the deade sleep her hent.