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Definition of Challenged

  • having doubts expressed about its truth.
  • handicapped or disabled; -- used as a euphemism, especially in combinations; as, physically challenged; mentally challenged.

How to use challenged in a sentence. Challenged pronunciation.

There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
I dwelt upon and maturely considered one passage in the history written by Monsieur de Langey, a man of very great judgment in things of that nature: after having given a narrative of the fine oration Charles V. had made in the Consistory at Rome, and in the presence of the Bishop of Macon and Monsieur du Velly, our ambassadors there, wherein he had mixed several injurious expressions to the dishonour of our nation; and amongst the rest, "that if his captains and soldiers were not men of another kind of fidelity, resolution, and sufficiency in the knowledge of arms than those of the King, he would immediately go with a rope about his neck and sue to him for mercy" (and it should seem the Emperor had really this, or a very little better opinion of our military men, for he afterwards, twice or thrice in his life, said the very same thing); as also, that he challenged the King to fight him in his shirt with rapier and poignard in a boat.
His mastery of meters was very great; and, if the beauty of a drama depended upon the variety of measures in which the personages speak, Rodney's plays must have challenged the works of Shakespeare.
She, thus challenged, tried meanwhile to define her points.
He challenged her to proceed; and she proclaimed him a Liberal Member of Parliament.
But he had started a game at which two could play and had challenged a more deft and daring gamester than himself.
The animal heard or smelt him, and challenged.
Not only did all the flaneurs of the Chandnee Chouk seize upon him, but, from passing carriages, bright, roguish eyes merrily challenged him as the hot-hearted English Mem-Sahibs whirled by.
But though she ignored it, she knew the truth-knew her new and deep content was due to her not having challenged his assertion that she loved him.
One or two of the other apostles having pursued their labors of Propagandism under the _avowed_ character of _hakims_, many others in the same region would escape special notice in that character, simply because, as men notoriously ready to plead it, they had not been challenged to do so by the authorities; whilst others, in regions where the government had not become familiar with the readiness to plead such a privilege as part of the apostolic policy, would be driven into the necessity of actually advancing the plea, and would thus (like St. Luke) obtain a traditionary claim to the medical title which in a latent sense had belonged to all, though all had not been reduced to the necessity of pleading it.
Peremptorily they challenged the assertion that poverty must always exist.
His reputation, as a humane soldier, is beyond reproach, and when questioned, always challenged and invited investigation.
The gallant captain daily challenged the British posts, skirmishing in the sight of his mistress.
By one of these men he was challenged to single combat, but he treated the summons with deserved contempt.
Hudson, who challenged him lately at the Royal Tennis Court.
We had resolved to walk boldly on unless challenged, until we could reach the Prince's tent, when Dick would ask leave as if his request was sure to be granted to see his father as though on family matters.
We came sooner than we expected on a sentry, who at once challenged us.
Out hero was a youth of susceptibility-he quitted the - regiment, and challenged the colonel.
His portion of outfit and gear he did not touch, though he threw onto the sled half a dozen dog harnesses, and challenged them with his eyes to interfere.
The first night the sailors of a British ship, being happy with grog, came down on the pier and challenged our sailors to a free fight.

Examples of Challenged

Example #1
It made Achmet Pasha sit up aghast, and Nahoum Pasha, the astute Armenian, for a long time past the confidant and favourite of the Prince Pasha, laugh in his throat; for, if there was a man in Egypt who enjoyed the thrust of a word or the bite of a phrase, it was Nahoum.
Example #2
For there was a keen truthfulness in the young man's words which, however suave and carefully balanced, however gravely simple and tactful, left no doubt as to their meaning.
Example #3
The said Sieur de Langey, pursuing his history, adds that the forenamed ambassadors, sending a despatch to the King of these things, concealed the greatest part, and particularly the last two passages.
Example #4
At which I could not but wonder that it should be in the power of an ambassador to dispense with anything which he ought to signify to his master, especially of so great importance as this, coming from the mouth of such a person, and spoken in so great an assembly; and I should rather conceive it had been the servant's duty faithfully to have represented to him the whole thing as it passed, to the end that the liberty of selecting, disposing, judging, and concluding might have remained in him: for either to conceal or to disguise the truth for fear he should take it otherwise than he ought to do, and lest it should prompt him to some extravagant resolution, and, in the meantime, to leave him ignorant of his affairs, should seem, methinks, rather to belong to him who is to give the law than to him who is only to receive it; to him who is in supreme command, and not to him who ought to look upon himself as inferior, not only in authority, but also in prudence and good counsel.
Example #5
Katharine's ignorance of Shakespeare did not prevent her from feeling fairly certain that plays should not produce a sense of chill stupor in the audience, such as overcame her as the lines flowed on, sometimes long and sometimes short, but always delivered with the same lilt of voice, which seemed to nail each line firmly on to the same spot in the hearer's brain.
Example #6
His theory was that every mood has its meter.