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Word Example of - chosen

    Example Sentences for chosen

    The members of each branch of the Legislature are chosen biennially.

    Would he, had he known the bitter years ahead of him, have chosen the same, she wondered.

    He had chosen a moment when her attention was distracted to slip out unobserved.

    He had chosen the name of a Spanish gunboat he knew to be at sea; and the ruse worked.

    Goldsmith was chosen professor of history at a later period.

    Pigafetta was chosen, and was much satisfied with the welcome that he received.

    She had chosen me for her confidant and I learned all about her quarrels with her lover.

    When there are a large number of players, two cats may be chosen.

    In sea-journeys both cannot well stand together, and, therefore, the most necessary is to be chosen.

    One player is chosen as bear, sits in the center of the room on a stool.

Word Origin & History of - chosen

    Word Origin & History

    choose O.E. ceosan "choose, taste, try" (class II strong verb; past tense ceas, pp. coren), from P.Gmc. *keusanan, from PIE base *geus- "to taste, relish" (see gusto). Variant spelling chuse is M.E., very frequent 16c.-18c. Only remotely related to choice. The irregular pp. leveled out to chosen by 1200.