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as in: rendered service or a verdict Define
to give or supply something
  • We’re waiting for the jury to render a verdict.
  • I received an invoice for $100 for services rendered.

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  • Her companions were the lazier of the Old Sarum boys, the laziest of whom was one Albert Coningham, a slow thinker to whom Jean Louise had rendered invaluable service during six-weeks’ tests.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Bennington represented a dying part of the South: the venerable, hoary-maned administrator who tended his district with the same care and paternalism the master once rendered to his plantation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But I must first render you all the little attentions in my power.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • we do pray for mercy, and that same prayer doth teach us all to render the deeds of mercy.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • I’ll make her render up her page to me.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • I was made baron, and ... in return for services rendered,
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I begged Wemmick, in conclusion, to understand that my help must always be rendered without Herbert’s knowledge or suspicion,
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ...and the great services they rendered to Christianity.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five

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  • ...the dog rendered its customary allegiance and came to him.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • And public reasons shall be rendered
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • They had all been kind to us, and they had rendered us a greater service than they could possibly conceive of.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I didn’t want to render it up, but they took it.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • ...and no human creature could render her any aid.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • How base would it be of me to take advantage of the circumstances which placed her here, or of the slight service I was happily able to render her,
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • And that’s the dearest grace it renders you,
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • "I will render my ruling on Monday," Judge Thompson said.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • then journey home and render noble offerings up
    to the deathless gods who rule the vaulting skies,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Mr. Flintwinch will be happy to render you any service, and I hope your stay in this city may prove agreeable.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • He was quite ashamed ... to propose any diminution of so moderate a recompense for the immense service to be rendered.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • ... I’d failed,
    you see, to render them full, flawless victims,
    and gods are always keen to see their rules obeyed.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • ...and render noble offerings up
    to the deathless gods who rule the vaulting skies,
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The estate renders some revenue for the family
  • render fat in a casserole
  • Commend the paper to his gracious hand; Which I presume shall render you no blame,
    Shakespeare, William  --  All’s Well that End’s Well
  • is out of my power to render you anymore help.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  Poor Folk
  • render the town to the enemy
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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.

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  • ...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
  • 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 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)
  • The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
  • The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting.

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  • It is a low-resolution printer, but it will render a reasonable copy of the image.
  • She rendered the French poem into English.
  • The game runs faster by pre-rendering some of the video images.
  • So Richard rendered his version of Oz.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Nights when Betsie and I reported to sick call, we left the Bible with Mrs. Wielmaker, a saintly Roman Catholic woman from The Hague who could render the Dutch words in German, French, Latin, or Greek.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • The dry voice from the darkness concentrates on the formal properties of the compositions, ... the rendering of textures, the uses of perspective in archways and in the tiles underfoot.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • ...the lake reflected the scene of the busy heavens, rendered still busier by the restless waves that were beginning to rise.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • When I was old enough, I was to be apprenticed to Joe, and until I could assume that dignity I was not to be what Mrs. Joe called "Pompeyed," or (as I render it) pampered.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations

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  • churned butter, rendered fat, laid fires....
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • ...and another pamphlet of German phrases rendered in English phonetics,
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • But after three years of examining Jesus pictures, we did know that Akiane’s rendering was not only a departure from typical paintings of Jesus; it was also the only one that had ever stopped Colton in his tracks.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The carvings are rendered with a grace and power of invention that lifts them out of the realm of craftsmanship and into the realm of art.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • I myself ... will render it an act of greater baseness, meanness, and cruelty in him if he still dares to force this marriage on.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • In the yard was an old iron harrow propped up on piers of stacked brick and someone had wedged between the rails of it a forty gallon castiron cauldron of the kind once used for rendering hogs.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • Also I don’t like it that this is where paintings end up, on these neutral-toned walls with the track lighting, sterilized, rendered safe and acceptable.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Face out is a piece I painted twenty years ago: Mrs. Smeath, beautifully rendered in egg tempera, with her gray hairpin crown and her potato face and her spectacles, wearing nothing but her flowered one-breast bib apron.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • That it was a Utopia, there being no known method from the known to the unknown: an infinity renderable equally finite by the suppositious apposition of one or more bodies equally of the same and of different magnitudes: a mobility of illusory forms immobilised in space, remobilised in air: a past which possibly had ceased to exist as a present before its probable spectators had entered actual present existence.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Richly rendered, I write.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I’m also invited to take part in several group showings, mostly by women: they’ve heard about the ink throwing, read the snotty reviews, all of which render me legitimate, although from the east.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Nevertheless they sit in Life Drawing, scratching away with the charcoal and turning out rendering after rendering of breasts and buttocks, thighs and necks, and some nights nothing but feet, as I do, while Mr. Hrbik strides up and down, tugging at his hair and despairing.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • His specialty is the rendering of smiles: the trick is to be able to do teeth, nice white even teeth, without putting in the separation between each tooth, which makes the smile appear too canine or too much like false teeth (which he himself has).
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The naked women are presented in the same manner as the plates of meat and dead lobsters, with the same attention to the play of candlelight on skin, the same lusciousness, the same sensuous and richly rendered detail, the same painterly delight in tactility.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Nevertheless they sit in Life Drawing, scratching away with the charcoal and turning out rendering after rendering of breasts and buttocks, thighs and necks, and some nights nothing but feet, as I do, while Mr. Hrbik strides up and down, tugging at his hair and despairing.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
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  • If the chance comes before me to save the last of the Herondale bloodline, I consider that of higher importance than the fealty I render the Clave.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • But victims of this type of hot virus have changes in behavior that can render them incapable of responding to an offer of help.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone

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  • I am with the multi— tude rendered very unhappy, the little I collected entirely lost.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • This renders the empire powerless.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • *Bigwig’s word was hlessil, which I have rendered in various places in the story as wanderers, scratchers, vagabonds.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • A hit from a corncob below the waist rendered a player "dead," and he had to withdraw from the game.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Carhops were rendered obsolete by various remote-control ordering systems, like the Fone-A-Chef, the Teletray, and the ElectroHop.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Kraznys mo Nakloz showed his big white teeth when that was rendered back to him.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • The solar cell array was covered in sand, rendering it useless (hint: solar cells need sunlight to make electricity).
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • If we broke the cells or rendered them useless, the Hab wouldn’t be able to make power, and the mission would end.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian

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  • Two faces that, however poorly rendered, I could never ignore.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Mae’s pulse was represented by a delicately rendered rose, opening and closing.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There are moments when mental overload can render words impossible.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • It means to render something null and void, usually a contract.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • On his black doublet, an emblazoned gold rendering of the royal wyvern occupied the entirety of the chest.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • The twelve members did not vote or render a verdict.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • "For services rendered," he said.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • There was a small stained-glass window set high in the wall at the side of the sanctuary, a crude rendering of John the Baptist in his bearskin.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Whose accomplice renders me unconscious by a cowardly attack, and who then flees the area, plainly with some assistance.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There was an airbrushed rendering of a fabulous new stadium.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The faces and hands — rendered really finely, he knows that’s what the eye is drawn to but look at the clothes—so loose—almost sketched.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • 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
  • He fixed his eye on me longer than I cared to return the stare, for fear I might be tempted either to box his ears or render my hilarity audible.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • For, though elated by his rank, it did not render him supercilious; on the contrary, he was all attention to everybody.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • His singing of that simple ballad, Martin, is the most trenchant rendering I ever heard in the whole course of my experience.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Supposing him wrapped up as those two passengers were, is there anything in his bulk and stature to render it unlikely that he was one of them?
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • My hour is almost come, When I to sulph’uous and tormenting flames Must render up myself.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • I spake with one, my lord, that came from thence, A gentleman well bred and of good name, That freely render’d me these news for true.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • That I should ever meet with a mind and person so rich in the mingled graces which could render marriage desirable, was far indeed from my conception.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Some unobtrusive touch had been added to Mademoiselle Bourienne’s toilet which rendered her fresh and pretty face yet more attractive.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But you have a discretion beyond your years, and can render me another kind of service, if you will; and a service I will thankfully accept of.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The dog came up, licked his hand, and made signs implying that he expected some great reward for signal services rendered.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • He was certain to knock the wind out of common sense, and render that unlucky adversary deaf to the call of time.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • That, I suppose, was the difference of duties which struck you, as rendering the conditions incapable of comparison.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • It is the only means of rendering Italy strong, happy, and independent.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • ’I nodded, pointed to the sun, and gave them such a vivid rendering of a thunderclap as startled them.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • But there is an error I wish particularly to avoid—that of rendering Mr. Townsend more interesting to you by saying hard things about him.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Musical strains, well rendered, had a way of evoking pictures in her mind.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • In order to render me more tractable, he brought me to this country house.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • If you go on My scabbard soon will render up its blade!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • But Treebeard: that is only a rendering of Fangorn into the Common Speech; yet you seem to speak of a person.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • I guess that it is likely to turn out the same once more: you will seek aid rather than render it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • But rendered useless by his fear and his disinclination to action.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • The mere statement of the fact would have rendered it innocuous.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • "What does this knave want with me?" said he, in stentorian tones, which rendered the entire hall attentive to this strange colloquy.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Nothing renders one so adventurous as not being able to feel the place where one’s pocket is situated.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • " ’War not with the May’ would render a correct meaning."
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • McCandless’s strange tale struck a personal note that made a dispassionate rendering of the tragedy impossible.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • All had to be said, each memorized nuance considered, rendered.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • I came down with him to see the barren land and did what I could to render assistance.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
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