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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.

This cursed Jew him hente and held him fast.

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

Usage examples of "hente".

This Chauntecleer stood hye upon his toos, Strecchynge his nekke, and heeld hise eyen cloos, And gan to crowe loude for the nones, And daun Russell the fox stirte up atones, And by the gargat hente Chauntecleer, And on his bak toward the wode hym beer, For yet ne was ther no man that hym sewed.

She was so swift that she anon hem hente, And whan that she was elder, she wolde kille Leouns, leopardes, and beres al to-rente, And in hir armes weelde hem at hir wille.

Anon thise martirs that I yow devyse, Oon Maximus, that was an officer Of the prefectes, and his corniculer, Hem hente, and whan he forth the seintes ladde, Hymself he weepe, for pitee that he hadde.