Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of change.

Etymologies

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change +‎ -est

Examples

  • Even if thou shouldst feel that the kindly influence of her whom thou art soon to behold should loosen the bonds of thy tongue, presently imprisoned, as the good Soldan expresses it, within the ivory walls of its castle, beware how thou changest thy taciturn character, or speakest a word in her presence, even if thy powers of utterance were to be miraculously restored.

    The Talisman

  • Thou startest and changest thy colour — I joy to see by these signs, that the firmness and indomitable courage which men ascribe to thee, have left the avenues of the heart as free as ever to kindly and to generous affections, while they have barred them against those of fear, uncertainty, and all the caitiff tribe of meatier sensations.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Thou changest thy wines; permit me to change my females.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Therefore always, when thou changest thine opinion or course, profess it plainly, and declare it, together with the reasons that move thee to change; and do not think to steal it.

    The Essays

  • Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Thou lovest, without passion; art jealous, without anxiety; repentest, yet grievest not; art angry, yet serene; changest Thy works, Thy purpose unchanged; receivest again what Thou findest, yet didst never lose; never in need, yet rejoicing in gains; never covetous, yet exacting usury.

    The Confessions

  • But Thou art the life of souls, the life of lives, having life in Thyself; and changest not, life of my soul.

    The Confessions

  • I especially cherish the line: “Oh, Thou who changest not, abide with me.”

    Navigating the Winds of Change

  • But thou, O Lord, ruler of heaven and earth, who changest to thy purposes the deepest floods and controls the turbulent tide of the ages, thou healest one soul by the unsoundness of another; so that no man, when he hears of such a happening, should attribute it to his own power if another person whom he wishes to reform is reformed through a word of his.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • Thou changest thy ways, leaving thy plans unchanged; thou recoverest what thou hast never really lost.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

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