Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of think.
  • n. Plural form of think.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Jenkins has scoured the town pretty well in the time he had, A clerk at Maplewood Inn thinks -- _thinks_ -- he saw such a man in the lobby there about three weeks ago.

    The Winning Clue

  • "Now to-night," he resumed, "here's somebody just rung up to say that he thinks, only _thinks_, mind you, that he has forgotten to lock his garage and will the constable on that beat see if the keys have been left behind.

    The Green Eyes of Bâst

  • Joe can see) he shakes a sceptic head, and, leaning towards you, whispers (forgetting that Joe can only hear when you shout at him) that you must be pleased to remember that "_that's_ what he thinks he done; and no doubt he _thinks_ that it was so; and it may be it was, and I should never think of contradicting, not no man; but I has my own opinion in the matter.

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • When asked what right they had to do so, they replied: "Catch-22", which says that they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing, and they don't have to tell us anything they don't want us to know – quite different to what everyone who uses the phrase thinks it means.

    Notes and queries: Budget airlines, the eyesores of the skies; How Catch-22 has caught us all out; More instruments for hell's orchestra

  • The goosegirl of the title thinks she was once a princess, though sometimes she believes this to be imagination, and that she is in fact a witch.

    PodCastle » PC004: Goosegirl

  • My biggest obstacle to the introduction of wikis is that each time I introduce or speak of it, the newcomer to the term thinks I am referring to something that has to do with wicca, a witchcraft organization.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • "Which she thinks is French for 'old hen, '" scoffed the tart Mercy.

    Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest Or, The Indian Girl Star of the Movies

  • When asked what right they had to do so, they replied: "Catch-22", which says that they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing, and they don't have to tell us anything they don't want us to know - quite different to what everyone who uses the phrase thinks it means.

    The Guardian World News

  • "Whatever Scioscia thinks is the right formula to win baseball games, I'm all for it," he says.

    USATODAY.com - Erstad leads way for Angels, Eckstein

  • That "thinks" is contrasted with the emphasised "know" precisely to highlight the fact that this is a personal and subjective evaluation: that fanfiction is illegal is a fact; that it's immoral is her opinion.

    Archive 2010-05-01

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