Complete Definition of "pent"

English

Verb form
pent

  1. Alternative past tense of the verb to pen

Adjective
pent

  1. confined in a pen, imprisoned.

#:My object all sublime
#:
I shall achieve in time â
#:To let the punishment fit the crime â
#:
The punishment fit the crime;
#:And make each prisoner pent
#:
Unwillingly represent
#:A source of innocent merriment!
#:
Of innocent merriment! â W.S. Gilbert, :w:The Mikado|The Mikado''.

Usage notes
While probably archaic, Gilbert's use (in the quote given above) has kept the word current.

See also
-pent-
pent-
penta-
pent-up

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