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render -- as in: rendered her unconscious
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as in: rendered her unconscious Define
to make or cause to become
  • Her verbal attack rendered me speechless.
  • The disorder will eventually render her paralyzed.
  • ...habit renders the pleasures of vanity and excitement and flippancy at once less pleasant and harder to forgo...
    C.S.Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Maycomb and Maycomb County had taught him things she had never known, could never learn, and Maycomb had rendered her useless to him as anything other than his oldest friend.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • Just as I try to ask him again, he brings his lips to mine, rendering me speechless.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • He does that staring and thinking thing again where his intense gaze somehow renders me unresponsive.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Someday she will be saved, and the past and all its pain will be rendered as smoothly palatable as the food we spoon to our babies.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • He could render Samson hairless or Goliath helpless.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • ...a thousand conflicting emotions rendered her mute...
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Your position as secretary to the minister renders your authority great on the subject of political news;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • The injury to his chest (which rendered his breathing extremely painful)...
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • A strain of melancholy, however, blended with his triumph, rendering his voice, as usual, soft and musical.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Night was already sufficiently advanced to render it possible to lose oneself at a little distance and...
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • My owner knew of it, and sought in every way to render me miserable.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • we thus aggravate the female’s chronic horror of growing old ... and render her less willing and less able to bear children.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • ...the bloody hand, as they chose to call it, quite destroyed the effect of Georgiana’s beauty, and rendered her countenance even hideous.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • The importance of the document in question renders it advisable to neglect no possible, even if improbable, method of regaining it.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • I was rendered motionless.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • had the effect to render her beauty more striking,
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • he was rendered restless and uncomfortable by the presence of the unseen person;
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • If your disapproval of it should render you unwilling to discharge such business as it necessitates, I am sorry for it, and must seek other aid.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • I burned to say if but one word, by way of triumph, and to render doubly sure their assurance of my guiltlessness.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • The barker called them and their children names ... but the food on his vest and the hole in his pants rendered it fairly harmless.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • He ferried them and rendered them paid for; gave them their own bill of sale, so to speak.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • The members of the board had already closed their minds to arguments on my behalf and all the laws of the world could not prevent them from rendering a decision against me.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I divined, from this account, that utter lack of sympathy had rendered young Heathcliff selfish and disagreeable, if he were not so originally;
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • But no sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she hardly had a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The wisest and the best of men—nay, the wisest and best of their actions—may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
  • Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
  • ...the woman also leant forward to render her whisper audible.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
    Margaret Fairless Barber
  • Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
    Arthur Wellesley
  • The shot rendered her immobile
  • ...a thousand conflicting emotions rendered her mute as she bade me a tearful, silent farewell.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The characters of the narrative would not be warmed and rendered malleable by any heat that I could kindle at my intellectual forge.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The gentleman offered his services; and perceiving that her modesty declined what her situation rendered necessary, took her up in his arms without farther delay, and carried her down the hill.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • cried Tom, in a voice he tried to render confident, as they went out into the terrible storm.
    Appleton, Victor  --  Tom Swift In The Land Of Wonders
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as in: rendered service or a verdict Define
to give or supply something
as in: rendered her unconscious Define
to make or cause to become
as in: rendered with, or rendered from Define
to portray or create something in a particular way; or to interpret, translate, or extract from (see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
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