resenting

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Resent \Re*sent"\ (r?-z?nt"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Resented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Resenting}.] [F. ressentir; L. pref. re- re- + sentire to feel. See {Sense}.]

1. To be sensible of; to feel; as: (a) In a good sense, to take well; to receive with satisfaction. [Obs.]

Which makes the tragical ends of noble persons more favorably resented by compassionate readers. --Sir T. Browne. (b) In a bad sense, to take ill; to consider as an injury or affront; to be indignant at.

2. To express or exhibit displeasure or indignation at, as by words or acts.

The good prince King James . . . bore dishonorably what he might have resented safely. --Bolingbroke.

3. To recognize; to perceive, especially as if by smelling; -- associated in meaning with sent, the older spelling of scent to smell. See {Resent}, verb (used without an object) [Obs.]

This bird of prey resented a worse than earthly savor in the soul of Saul. --Fuller.

Our King Henry the Seventh quickly resented his drift. --Fuller.


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