Definitions

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

Etymologies

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aim + -est

Examples

  • Thou, Lovelace, dealest in wonders, yet aimest not at the marvellous! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Be it principally thy part, Jack, who art a parading fellow, and aimest at wisdom, to keep thy brother-varlets from blundering; for, as thou must have observed from what I have written, we have the most watchful and most penetrating lady in the world to deal with;

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Resist thy wanton and lascivious will in the beginning, and be master of thy selfe, while thou hast opportunity, for that which thou aimest at, is neyther reasonable nor honest.

    The Decameron

  • Then Byzun cried, saying — “O young man, who aimest thus surely, thou shalt behold how warriors fight on foot.”

    The Epic of Kings

  • Perhaps thou hast had a desire to be somebody in the world; -- thou seest thyself come short of what thou aimest at; say now, with Mephibosheth upon the return of David, Not only half, but let all go, seeing that the Lord Jesus shall reign with glory.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Here lies the sincerity of God towards thee, that believing, thou shalt not come short of what thou aimest at.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Fie on Kshatriya usage, and fie on might and prowess, since thou aimest thy weapons at me, and I too am aiming at thee, O bull of Sini's race!

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • Be just and fear not; let all the ends thou aimest at, be thy country's, thy God's, and truth's.

    Graded Memory Selections

  • Vamadeva said, 'This arrow of terrible mien and tempered with poison, that thou aimest at me, thou shall not, O ruler of men, be able to aim nor even to shoot.'

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • When thou takest thy shafts, when aimest them, and when drawest the bow (for letting them off), no one is able to mark.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

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