Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple past form of will.
  • v. Alternative spelling of wouldst.

Etymologies

From would + -est. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.’

    WHEN THE HEAVENS FALL

  • We beseech You, O Lord and Saviour, that, as in Your mercy to him You becamest man, so now You wouldest hasten the time, and admit him to Your presence above.

    Eternal Light Shine Upon Him...

  • Not even thou wouldest say so unless a rival's charms rankled in thy bosom.

    Medea

  • Thou wouldest have lent me ready aid, no doubt, in this proposal, if had told thee of my marriage, seeing that not even now canst thou restrain thy soul's hot fury.

    Medea

  • Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

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  • Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • O MOST mighty God, and merciful Father, who hast compassion upon all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but that he should rather turn from his sin, and be saved: Mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins.

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  • Hadst thou come earlier, before they hewed off the heads of these, I had given thee as many as thou wouldest have.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Leave thy home for abroad an wouldest rise on high, ix.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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