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  • v. Past participle of think

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An old preterit plural (and irregular past participle) of think.

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Examples

  • And whanne my felowes and I seyghe that, whan we comen in, wee diden of oure shoon, and camen in barefote, and thoughten that we scholden don as moche worschipe and reverence there to, as ony of the mysbeleevynge men sholde, and as gret compunction in herte to have.

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

  • 'Tys nowe fulle morne; I thoughten, bie laste nyghte

    The Rowley Poems

  • Full well it _shewn_, he _thoughten_ coste no sinne.

    The Rowley Poems

  • Tys now fulle morne; I _thoughten_, bie laste nyghte --

    The Rowley Poems

  • See also H. 2. 366. where _thoughten_, with the additional syllable, not being quite long enough for the verse, has had another syllable added at the beginning.

    The Rowley Poems

  • "Everybody git in line an 'pass one ba one before ther Mair an' git yer permits; fer yer can't git rations thoughten 'um," shouted a policeman to a crowd of hungry citizens who stood upon the steps of the City Hall.

    Hanover; or, The Persecution of the Lowly. Story of the Wilmington Massacre

  • And so often wente Machomete to this heremyte, that alle his men weren wrothe: for he wolde gladly here this heremyte preche, and make his men wake alle nyghte: and therfore his men thoughten to putte the heremyte to dethe: and so it befelle upon a nyght, that Machomete was dronken of gode wyn, and he felle on slepe; and his men toke Machometes swerd out of his schethe, whils he slepte, and there with thei slowghe this heremyte: and putten his swerd alle blody in his schethe azen.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Machomete to this heremyte, that alle his men weren wrothe: for he wolde gladly here this heremyte preche, and make his men wake alle nyghte: and therfore his men thoughten to putte the heremyte to dethe: and so it befelle upon a nyght, that Machomete was dronken of gode wyn, and he felle on slepe; and his men toke Machometes swerd out of his schethe, whils he slepte, and there with thei slowghe this heremyte: and putten his swerd alle blody in his schethe azen.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 08 Asia, Part I

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