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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·sent v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resented; p. pr. & vb. n. Resenting.]
 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, v. i. [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.