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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of list.

Etymologies

list + -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And then I thought of the wind that bloweth where it listeth, which is everywhere, and I quite forgot to open my Plato, and thanked God for the Life of life, whose story and whose words are in that best of books, and who explains everything to us, and makes us love Socrates and David and all good men ten times more; and who follows no law but the law of love, and no fashion but the will of God; for where did ever one read words less like moralising and more like simple earnestness of truth than all those of Jesus?

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • 'listeth' what is right, and is bound to follow the promptings of its highest desires.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: the Acts

  • ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh.’

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • But it's also a glimpse into the egos of the distinguished cast, able to choose which credits they list (and listeth not) in the program: ACTOR: John GoodmanSUSPICIOUS OMISSIONS: Leaves out star turns in 'King Ralph' and 'Normal, Ohio' ...

    Periscope

  • I started carving out a mandatory lunch with Justin several Originses ago, and I will move a largish portion of heaven and earth to lunch with him as he listeth.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • It may seem a brutal thing to say, and it is a sad thing to say: but, as a matter of hard fact, the theory that poetical genius bloweth where it listeth, and equally in poor and rich, holds little truth.

    A room of one's own

  • How then can he be thought to be ready to follow the argument whither it listeth, as an objector might put it?

    Saint Thomas Aquinas

  •   While she takes all she can, not all she listeth.

    Venus and Adonis

  • By his own, I meane his wife or his maid seruant, for he may vse his slaue as he listeth himself.

    The iournal of frier William de Rubruquis a French man of the order of the minorite friers, vnto the East parts of the worlde. An. Dom. 1253.

  • The Metropolitan dealeth in matters of religion, as himselfe listeth, whome the Emperour greatly honoreth.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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  • "'No, I'm not. Alan has a hot air balloon. He says he finds it useful in his work.' She laughed. 'I think that is just an excuse, though; it's for the sport mostly. It's great fun. A good way for spotting animals.'
    'Can you steer it?'
    'Not very well. You go where the wind listeth, like a thistledown.'"
    - 'Windfall', Desmond Bagley.

    January 6, 2008