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  • When I came in he cleared the books and papers from the table, and with him I went into plans and deeds and figures of all sorts.   (source)
  • All of our property is free from mortgage, and is deeded to an undenominational board of trustees who have the control of the institution.   (source)
    deeded = legally transferred
  • It was long, and wound about him like a tail; and it was made (for Scrooge observed it closely) of cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses wrought in steel.   (source)
    deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • It was originally deeded as "Good Luck," but never quite lived up to the name.†   (source)
  • It's even been deeded over to him.†   (source)
  • He owned the eighty acres that was deeded by his wife to Cleon Hubbard, father of Seth.†   (source)
  • "He has deeded me the house," said Miss Love.†   (source)
  • All three young negroes were deeded over into your grandmother's name and the two girls worked around the house and lived there, as did Artiste who, however, was mainly hired out around the town to do chores for other families.†   (source)
  • He filed on this land, and he deeded it to his boss.†   (source)
  • By how much the good of what they did and deeded to us was cherished, nurtured and encouraged, by so much did the country and all of us gain.†   (source)
  • The clerk checked the reference number and searched for the deed in an old wooden filing cabinet.   (source)
    deed = legal document indicating ownership of property
  • PROCTOR: Mr. Parris, you are the first minister ever did demand the deed to this house—   (source)
  • But to ask ownership is like you shall own the meeting house itself; the last meeting I were at you spoke so long on deeds and mortgages I thought it were an auction.   (source)
    deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • Tucked in the bottom was the deed for the property, which Kya had put in a conservation easement, protecting it from development.   (source)
    deed = legal document indicating ownership of property
  • Over the years, searching for clues of Ma's whereabouts, she'd read every scrap of paper in the shack and had never seen anything like a deed.   (source)
  • Kya walked out of the courthouse with a full deed in her name for three hundred ten acres of lush lagoons, sparkling marsh, oak forests, and a long private beach on the North Carolina coastline.   (source)
  • Frederick, it was said, intended to bring against them twenty men all armed with guns, and he had already bribed the magistrates and police, so that if he could once get hold of the title-deeds of Animal Farm they would ask no questions.   (source)
    deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • Of them he will have deeds of purchase, keys and other things.   (source)
  • At the end of three months enough was secured to repay the loan of two hundred and fifty dollars to General Marshall, and within two months more we had secured the entire five hundred dollars and had received a deed of the one hundred acres of land.   (source)
    deed = legal document recognizing ownership
  • There were title deeds of the Piccadilly house in a great bundle, deeds of the purchase of the houses at Mile End and Bermondsey, notepaper, envelopes, and pens and ink.   (source)
    deeds = legal documents indicating ownership of property
  • As he spoke he put the money remaining in his pocket, took the title deeds in the bundle as Harker had left them, and swept the remaining things into the open fireplace, where he set fire to them with a match.   (source)
  • It was too bad she hadn't made it clear that day at the store that Grandpa deeded her the furniture, too.†   (source)
  • First the document reminded us that the old Toy house and furnishings had been deeded over "to my beloved wife, Love Simpson Blakeslee" at the time of their marriage.†   (source)
  • Remembering how Mama had laid on her bed crying just two days ago, so scared Miss Love would get willed the store, I wondered if she could stand it when she found out Pa's house was already deeded over.†   (source)
  • …he had what Grandfather would have to admit was a good and valid claim, if not to the whole place which he alone had saved, as well as the lives of all the white people on it, at least to that portion of it which had been specifically described and deeded to him in the marriage settlement which he had entered in good faith, with no reservations as to his obscure origin and material equipment, while there had been not only reservation but actual misrepresentation on their part and…†   (source)
  • He did, in fact, die from the operation, but not before he had deeded Tiny Soderball his claim on Hunker Creek.†   (source)
  • I cannot strike at wretched kerns, whose arms Are hired to bear their staves; either thou, Macbeth, Or else my sword, with an unbatter'd edge, I sheathe again undeeded.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in undeeded means not and reverses the meaning of deeded. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • So, Lallybroch—that's what the folk that live there call it—was deeded to my father, but there was a clause in the deed stating that the land was to pass to my mother, Ellen's, issue only.†   (source)
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  • Now, you boys gotta do a good deed, make up fer this.   (source)
    deed = notable achievement
  • Shall we do the deed?   (source)
    deed = notable task
  • Dark deeds are planned in this place, but Harry Potter must not be here when they happen — go home, Harry Potter, go home.   (source)
    deeds = notable achievements
  • No longer content to read about the brave deeds of others, he had forged himself a helmet and mounted a nag.†   (source)
  • That's also why we rarely say thank you, manana, because we believe a Pashtun will never forget a good deed and is bound to reciprocate at some point, just as he will a bad one.†   (source)
  • That's why your deeds are like your monuments.†   (source)
  • Have his deeds in any way led to this?†   (source)
  • And your own words, and your own thoughts, and your own deeds, are going to condemn you as you stand before God on that day.†   (source)
  • The toxin does the deed insidiously, indirectly, by inhibiting an enzyme essential to glycoprotein metabolism.†   (source)
  • I think his last wish was to do g-good deeds.†   (source)
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  • It was Reenie who'd done the bandaging, of scrapes and cuts and minor injuries: Mother might be resting, or doing good deeds elsewhere, but Reenie was always there.†   (source)
  • Their birth certificates were in there, along with a marriage certificate and the deed and history of ownership of their land.†   (source)
  • During that era, my deeds would certainly have implicated my husband if revealed, regardless of whether he had anything to do with them.†   (source)
  • Not simply the matchbooks, candy wrappers, and ticket stubs, mind you; but the newspapers, journals, and pamphlets; the catechisms and hymnals, histories and memoirs; the contracts, deeds, and titles; the treaties and constitutions and all Ten Commandments.†   (source)
  • Tell me more of his noble deeds.†   (source)
  • Even if they had, I doubt that any deed would make me as proud as a successful feud.†   (source)
  • It's not a question of doing great deeds, but of being selfless in the small things.†   (source)
  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC began to blast out of the robot's internal and external speakers, so loud it made my chair vibrate.†   (source)
  • Despite attending a nominally Christian school, I had not yet been inside a church—and I wasn't about to dare the deed now.†   (source)
  • The men in black suits sat around their tables while up on a platform one of their number, a wide, cheery man dressed in a morning suit, as if he had just come from a wedding, was announcing Good Deeds Done.†   (source)
  • This is sawab, a good deed.†   (source)
  • I came trekking down from the bus stop to find my grandfather doing my good deed.†   (source)
  • Joe had defaulted on his construction loan and had never bothered to transfer the deeds to the new owners.†   (source)
  • And if it were an indication of some fell deed or prophecy, he'd have the girl hanging by nightfall.†   (source)
  • But we're not in the business of doing good deeds.†   (source)
  • "WE MISSED DOING A GOOD DEED," Owen said morosely.†   (source)
  • The Marthas tackle projects and perform good deeds.†   (source)
  • Was it not at the brothers' direction that Maniac Magee performed these deeds?†   (source)
  • No good deed goes unpunished.†   (source)
  • They didn't study his good deeds.†   (source)
  • Dirty Deed said, "Too simple.†   (source)
  • But he will never reach me, not before the deed is done.†   (source)
  • "So you have the opportunity both to do a good deed and get something in return," he continues.†   (source)
  • Yeah, I deed.†   (source)
  • So he has to be aggressive: he has to make it clear, through his words and deeds, that he is not weak.†   (source)
  • Honor the steel with deeds, not words.†   (source)
  • After all the brave deeds he had dreamed of to win this boy's respect, he had gained it at last just by doing nothing, just by staying here and refusing to leave.†   (source)
  • He probably knew about more cruel and evil deeds she'd committed than Cinder did, and none of it made a difference.†   (source)
  • Montag saw the flirt of a great metal fist over the far city and he knew the scream of the jets that would follow, would say, after the deed, disintegrate, leave no stone on another, perish.†   (source)
  • Normally the actions and deeds of a man were all that society felt comfortable in judging.†   (source)
  • The other brothers, Albert and Benjamin, led more private lives and left behind little history aside from their wills and land deeds.†   (source)
  • And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before—and thus was the Empire forged.†   (source)
  • Oh no, people want deeds-great, heroic deeds.†   (source)
  • Good deeds.†   (source)
  • Count Olaf had done so many horrible deeds, all to get his hands on the Baudelaire fortune, that Violet and Sunny could scarcely bear to think what might be happening to their brother.†   (source)
  • Because, what I am trying to say — what I was thinking in the car from Antwerp last night—good doesn't always follow from good deeds, nor bad deeds result from bad, does it?†   (source)
  • Impure thoughts, impure words, impure deeds, sir.†   (source)
  • I felt a flood of relief too, that the deed was done, thank God, and didn't need to be done again.†   (source)
  • Here, put into practice, they become deeds that can never be reversed.†   (source)
  • I figured I'd done enough good deeds for one day, and hung up.†   (source)
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