simple past tense and past participle of tell1.
Idioms about told
all told, counting everyone or everything; in all: There were 50 guests all told.
- well-told, adjective
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How to use told in a sentence
“We all shook hands and my client told me to leave,” he said.
Police officials told the AP that they came out with guns blazing.
Yves Albarello, MP of Seine-et-Marne, said the gunmen told police they were ready to “die as martyrs.”
I remember H. Jon Benjamin told me it was a way-too-late apology for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We talked about the science the whole time the other day,” Krauss told The Daily Beast in a phone interview.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.
Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.
Other Idioms and Phrases with told
see all told; I told you so; little bird told me. also see under tell.
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