American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Archaic A second person singular past tense of have.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. archaic Second-person singular simple past form of have.
“If thou hast heart to live, thou hadst the heart to slay thy brother; thou _hadst_ no such murderous thought, but _now_ thou hast; this thy tarrying brings thee guilt.”
“The extraction of the Jewish nation was mean: "Thy birth is of the land of Canaan (v. 3); thou hadst from the very first the spirit and disposition of a Canaanite.”
“She kissed the earth before him, and he raised his head so as to see her and said, "Woe to thee! what call hadst thou to stay away all this time?”
“Ben Jonson mentions Shakespeare's scholastic failings "and though thou hadst small Latin and less Greek" in his dedicatory poem to his great peer's 1623 folio.”
“In like manner the interchange of persons produces a vivid impression, and often makes the hearer feel that he is moving in the midst of perils: -- "Thou hadst said that with toil unspent, and all unwasted of limb,/They closed in the grapple of war, so fiercely they rushed to the fray;" (Iliad XV. 697, at Perseus)”
“With these fair Deities of the sea, thou still hadst sat upon,”
“Merle, thou didst say thou hadst something important for me.”
“Moreover, thou has lost the edge thou hadst," he contin - ued inexorably.”
““Thou wouldst not be so fat, hadst thou eaten fewer Junior Mints.””
““Thou mightest have eaten them all, hadst I not stopped thee.””
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