Ken in a sentence

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Definition of Ken

  • A house; esp., one which is a resort for thieves.
  • To know; to understand; to take cognizance of.
  • To recognize; to descry; to discern.
  • Cognizance; view; especially, reach of sight or knowledge.
  • the range of vision
  • range of what one can know or understand

How to use ken in a sentence. Ken pronunciation.

I ken the wight; he is of substance good.
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At end of life's fever, Bliss passing man's ken; There to praise Thee for ever!
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And even with this I lost fair England's view, And bid mine eyes be packing with my heart, And call'd them blind and dusky spectacles, For losing ken of Albion's wished coast.
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His scouting parties penetrated in every hostile direction-sometimes as low as Daniel's Island and Clement's Ferry-points almost within the ken of the British garrison.
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It's joost a meexture half honey and half whisky, or mountain-dew; and noo ye ken.
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The Pandit waved a wand, muttering strange sounds as he did so, for in addition to his palmistry, which he seemed not disposed to exhibit that night, he dealt in mysteries beyond human ken.
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This bold example so awed all within ken of the fact, that from that hour, until the day he quitted the island, a period of fourteen years, no captive ever met with the interdicted fate.
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Her father paced up and down the room with a grave smile upon his lips, the little suppliant following with eager feet, ever renewing her request, and he answering little; for the matter was beyond her ken.
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Thus came the jovial day, no streaks of red O'er the broad portal of the morn were spread, But one high-sailing mist of dazzling white, A screen of gossamer, a magic light, Doom'd instantly, by simplest shepherd's ken, To reign awhile, and be exhaled at ten.
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But this breach is made good by fresh accessions from the mother-stock of the Leah tribes, by the union of Pharez and Zarah, i.e. of Caleb, Kenaz, Cain (Ken), Jerahmeel, with the remnant of ancient Judah.
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And wha kens, Davie, how great you may be, even without hanging?
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Wha kens how high ye may rise?
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There's one part of London where all the Irish live-at least all the worst of them-and there they hatch their villainies and speak this tongue; it is that which keeps them together and makes them dangerous: I was once sent there to seize a couple of deserters-Irish-who had taken refuge amongst their companions; we found them in what was in my time called a ken, that is a house where only thieves and desperadoes are to be found.
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He’d expected more of an air of dedication in the Octagon and in such ethereal departments as that of Interplanetary Justice, however, he was in now and not adverse to picking up some sophistication beyond the ken of the Earth-bound employees of UP.
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The fantastic surroundings melted from the ken of Soames, and he seemed to stand in a shadow-world, alone with an incarnate shadow.
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One may drink opium or inject morphine; these, and other crude measures, may satisfy temporarily, but if one would enjoy the delights of that fairyland, of that enchanted realm which bountiful nature has concealed in the heart of the poppy, one must retire from the ken of goths and vandals who do not appreciate such exquisite delights; one must dedicate, not an hour snatched from grasping society, but successive days and nights to the goddess"...
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Of course, he must retire somewhere from the ken of society to indulge in these opium orgies"... "Quite so.
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Her face glowed all over, red as a rose with the freezing wind; she wrapped her cloak instinctively tight around her, and walked a little stiffly, as if her feet might be somewhat numb; but there was in her fixed dark eyes no recognition of anything but some end she had in view beyond his ken.
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Lot only smiled that covert smile of his, which seemed to imply some wisdom of humor beyond the ken of others.
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Louie rolled the rug round her chrysalis-like, and then, disdaining the rest of David's advice, sat bolt upright against the rock, her wide-open eyes staring defiantly at all within their ken.
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Examples of Ken

Example #1
My honest lads, I will tell you what I am about. PISTOL.
Example #2
Which of you know Ford of this town?
Example #3
The Guest Room of the Convent.
Example #4
Enter URSULA, AGATHA, and Nuns.
Example #5
How often have I tempted Suffolk's tongue, The agent of thy foul inconstancy, To sit and witch me, as Ascanius did When he to madding Dido would unfold His father's acts commenc'd in burning Troy!
Example #6
And so I wish'd thy body might my heart.