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Had. The preterite and part. pass. of have.

I had rather be a country servant maid,
Than a great queen with this condition,
To be thus taunted.
Shakespeare's Richard III.

Had we not better leave this Utica,
To arm Numidia in our cause?
Addison's Cato.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Shakespeare's Richard III (63)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Had." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 3, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5150.


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