Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Archaic Second person singular past tense of will2.

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

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Examples

  • Now, Jack, what terms wouldst thou have me to keep with such a sweet corruptress?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And, if thou thinkest that she will rest victorious, after all mine assaults, as doubtless she will, what better titles wouldst thou after bestow upon her, than those she possesseth already?

    The Fourth Book. VI. Wherein Is Rehearsed the History of the Curious-Impertinent

  • And the eyes are as clear and true as in the days when Neepoosa chid thee for wrong-doing, and thou wouldst not put false words upon thy tongue.

    CHAPTER 2

  • Even thou, O White Man, wouldst rejoice at sight of a young man going forth to battle, even though doomed to die.

    THE SICKNESS OF LONE CHIEF

  • "And then, O Keesh, what wouldst thou do, should a man do this thing to you?" — as he spoke, Gnob held a ribbon of salmon to White Fang, and when the animal attempted to take it, smote him sharply on the nose with a stick.

    KEESH, SON OF KEESH

  • Know, Negore, if journey be added unto journey of all thy journeyings through this land, thou wouldst not come to the unknown

    NEGORE, THE COWARD

  • For I come not willingly from my country by the sea, and I desire greatly to live; wherefore I obey the will of my master - as thou wilt obey, strange brother, if thou art wise, and wouldst live.

    NEGORE, THE COWARD

  • "Thou wouldst follow the feet of Mesahchie, eh?" he cried angrily.

    THE SUNLANDERS

  • Still wouldst thou sing, and I have ears in vain —

    Tom Thompson reads “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats

  • If thou wouldst treat money as water, flowing as the gentle rain from heaven, why, then thou knowest water begets water; it will be a watery grave your rug, drowned in the weeping brook.

    Boing Boing

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