American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Archaic Second person singular present tense of have.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The second person singular present indicative of have, contracted from havest.
- n. A Middle English form of haste.
- v. archaic, poetic, regional Second-person singular simple present form of have.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Archaic 2d pers. sing. pres. of have, contr. of
- From the verb have. Compare German and West Frisian hast. (Wiktionary)
“Therefore we must read: 'Thou hast delivered my soul from death: _hast_ Thou not delivered,' etc.; the question being equivalent to a strong affirmation, 'Yea, Thou hast delivered my feet from falling.”
“Shake it off, and there is fulfilled in the disobedient man the threatening of my text, which rightly translated ought to be, 'Thou hast broken the yokes of wood, and thou _hast_ made instead of them yokes of iron.”
“Who at a word hast power all things to destroy cleane,”
“And Zeus, the cloud gatherer, answered him saying: Lo, now, shaker of the earth, of widest power, what a word hast thou spoken!”
“What kind of a word hast thou given them," asked the other magician.”
“And Zeus, the cloud gatherer, answered him saying: 'Lo, now, shaker of the earth, of widest power, what a word hast thou spoken!”
“What he builds this hope upon: "Thou hast delivered my soul from death, and therein hast magnified thy power and goodness, and put me into a capacity of receiving further mercy from thee; and now wilt thou not secure and crown thy own work?”
“They question his love, and diminish the instances of it, and seem to quarrel with him for telling them of it: Yet you say, Wherein hast thou loved us?”
“A severe reproof of her present state of life: He whom thou now hast is not thy husband.”
“Christ silently submitted to it; but, when he grew proud of it, he made him know himself: "All the power thou hast is given thee from above," which may be taken two ways: -- First, As reminding him that his power in general, as a magistrate, was a limited power, and he could do no more than God would suffer him to do.”
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