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[teyn] /teɪn/
verb, Archaic.
Origin of ta'en
Middle English ytan, tane, tain, contraction of taken Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It's ta'en ae colour frae her a'ready, and begud to gie her anither!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • It was my curse that brought the ill, but it has been my blessing that has ta'en it off!

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • "So Little Rathie's been ta'en awa'," Johnny would venture to say, by and by.

    Auld Licht Idylls

    J. M. Barrie
  • The teeming tree Had swollen and green'd the pious charactery, But not ta'en out.

    Endymion John Keats
  • A man that fortune's buffets and rewards has ta'en with equal thanks.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • Ay, now, for sure, away from me 'tis ta'en;I may 't no longer hide.

  • It was Plato who first said, "There is no profit where no pleasure's ta'en."

  • I wonder what ails her, if it's no' that mon-sher's ta'en her fancy!

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • It were little enough we had left, our dinner the day afore had ta'en so much.

    Mary Barton

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Out with that;it was Eve's legacy, and cannot be ta'en from her.

    The Wide, Wide World Susan Warner
British Dictionary definitions for ta'en


a poetic contraction of taken
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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