trodden


trodden

trodden [trod-n] Examples verb

  1. a past participle of tread.

Related formswell-trod·den, adjective Examples from the Web for well-trodden Contemporary Examples of well-trodden

  • As has been well-trodden at this point, the lyrics to this classic duet are quite concerning.

    The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic

    Kevin Fallon

    November 19, 2014

  • Though the idea of parsing meaning from hip-hop is new, the link between music and mental health is well-trodden ground.

    Hip-Hop Psychology: Using Music to Fight Mental Illness

    Charlotte Lytton

    November 17, 2014

  • A stone mosque built not long after the city became a well-trodden passageway still stands as a central attraction in the town.

    The Lost Libraries of the Sahara‬

    Nina Strochlic

    September 11, 2014

  • Evans has a few choice quips for spotting and avoiding the well-trodden, souvenir-shop-lined tourist routes.

    Digital Nomad Andrew Evans’s Six Top Travel Tips

    Nina Strochlic

    March 7, 2013

  • The Tudor period is well-trodden ground in historical fiction and I admit I picked this book up wearily, thinking I knew it all.

    Geraldine Brooks’ Favorite Historical Fiction

    Geraldine Brooks

    May 11, 2011

  • Historical Examples of well-trodden

  • Taking the canoe and freight upon their shoulders, they carried them along the well-trodden trail which constituted the portage.

    The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago

    John S. C. Abbott

  • The next morning La Salle took his brother and seven men, and followed a well-trodden Indian trail in search of a village.

    The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago

    John S. C. Abbott

  • The deer and moose were in their well-trodden “yards,” for the snow was deep.

    The Watchers of the Trails

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • It had stood for some time, as was shown by the well-trodden snow.

    With the Indians in the Rockies

    James Willard Schultz

  • It was no well-trodden path that Garry followed, but he knew his landmarks.

    Astounding Stories, March, 1931

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  • British Dictionary definitions for well-trodden well-trodden adjective (well trodden when postpositive)

    1. (of a path, route, etc) much frequented or used by walkers, travellers, etc

    trodden verb

    1. a past participle of tread

    Word Origin and History for well-trodden trodden adj.

    “that has been stepped on,” 1540s, from past participle of tread (v.). The past participle was altered from Middle English treden under influence of Middle English past participles such as stolen from steal.

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