Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of say

Etymologies

say + -est (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Furthermore, to prove thy villainly, hear this; if thou wert really a friend to those Achaeans, thou shouldst have brought the gold, which thou sayst thou art keeping not for thyself but for Agamemnon, and given it to them, for they were in need and had endured a long exile from their native land.

    Hecuba

  • Then he went out and calling his Wazir, said to him, “O Wazir, such and such things have happened; what sayst thou now of this affair?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Answered the King, “Thou sayst sooth for that matter, but I will open to thee a dyery and give thee capital and have thou no care anent them; for whoso offereth to do thee let or hindrance, I will hang him over his shop-door.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Q “What sayst thou of knowledge without understanding?” — “It is as the knowledge of a brute109 beast, which hath learnt the hours of its foddering and waking, but hath no reason.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Thou sayst sooth, O our lord: Allah requite thee for us with weal!”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Rejoined the King, “Thou sayst sooth, O friend,” and bade set him a chair beside his own, whereon he made him sit and called for meat and drink.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And when standing hard by him the broker asked, How sayst thou, O my lady?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He answered, ‘Close the bargain, and I will tell thee this;’ I rejoined, ‘I sell it to thee;’ and he retorted, ‘Allah be witness of that which thou sayst and testimony!’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Next morning, the King and his Wazir repaired to the sitting-chamber and sent for Princess Dunya who came behind the curtain; and her father said to her, “O my daughter, what sayst thou?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The jeweller cried, “Allah bless you and your women!” and going in to his wife, said to her, “I am minded to go to my country: what sayst thou?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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