Definition of driven in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdrɪvn
past participle of drive


1 [in combination] Operated, moved, or controlled by a specified person or source of power: a chauffeur-driven limousine wind-driven sand
1.1Motivated or determined by a specified factor or feeling: a market-driven response to customer needs
1.2(Of a person) relentlessly compelled by the need to accomplish a goal; very hard-working and ambitious: my husband is a driven man
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  • Most of my classmates, in fact, turned out to be similarly driven.
  • The new breed is full of confidence, driven by restless ambition.
  • He is driven to find his captured niece Debbie, who was kidnapped by marauding Comanches.
2(Of snow) piled into drifts or made smooth by the wind: figurative she was as pure as the driven snow
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  • It seemed a remarkably interesting change from blue-collar soldiers and pure patriotic ‘pure as the driven snow’ operatives.
  • His assassins' motives were as pure as the driven slush.
  • You have posted twice on this board to tout both your article ‘pure as the driven snow’ and yourself.

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