Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple present form of account.

Etymologies

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account +‎ -est

Examples

  • [3582] Whereas many a man would think himself in heaven, a pretty prince, if he had but the least part of that fortune which thou so much repinest at, abhorrest and accountest a most vile and wretched estate.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “And why, sweetheart?” said the Queen, moved by a new impulse; “what hath he, this false knight, since such thou accountest him, done to thee?”

    Kenilworth

  • By all which is manifestly proved that none of these goods which thou accountest thine, are thine indeed.

    The Theological Tractates and The Consolation of Philosophy

  • Then made she of the bordel her oratory, and in making her prayers to God she saw tofore her a white vesture, and anon therewith she clad her and said: I thank thee Jesu Christ which accountest me with thy virgins and hast sent me this vesture.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • "And why, sweetheart?" said the Queen, moved by a new impulse: "what hath he, this false knight, since such thou accountest him, done to thee?"

    The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III

  • "Thou accountest thy help of no less worth than it is?" said Frithiof, laughing therewith; "but sure it showeth the thrall's blood in thee that thou wouldst fain be awaiting at table."

    The Story Of Frithiof The Bold 1875

  • And though no man is worthy of so infinite a grace, yet this is my comfort, that he is worthy whom thou in favour accountest worthy.

    The Practice of Piety: Directing a Christian How to Walk, that He May Please God.

  • "And why, sweetheart?" said the Queen, moved by a new impulse; "what hath he, this false knight, since such thou accountest him, done to thee?"

    Kenilworth

  • Thou hast well said, "who have nothing," not because thou hast not what another hath, but because thou accountest the thing such as to be called happy; yea, for this cause art thou worthy of infinite lamentations: even as, if a person living in health should count happy him that is sick and lying on a soft couch, this latter is not near so wretched and miserable as he, because he hath no sense of his own advantages.

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians

  • Thy judgment but we shall thus be justified, namely, if Thou justifiest us, if through Thy mercy Thou accountest us righteous. "

    Apology of the Augsburg Confession

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