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  • v. Second-person singular simple past form of can.
  • v. Alternative spelling of couldest.


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  • Thy strong features glowing with compassion for me; thy lips twisted; thy forehead furrowed; thy whole face drawn out from the stupid round into the ghastly oval; every muscle contributing its power to complete the aspect grievous; and not one word couldst thou utter, but Amen! to my vow.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Thou with one word couldst clear thyself, and hast

    Maid of Orleans

  • "How couldst thou keep track o 'that?" he asked, be - mused.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • O how couldst thou deform those beautiful proportions

    Why Don`t You Live There ?

  • “Thou couldst have had some, hadst thou been nicer to me.”

    25 « August « 2009 « Fantasy Author's Handbook

  • No loitering then, soon as they heard that call; and many a warrior fell with bloody crown, and not a few of us thou couldst have seen thrown to the earth like tumblers before the walls, after they had given up the ghost, bedewing the thirsty ground with streams of gore.

    The Phoenissae

  • Never couldst thou satisfy thy sweet desire by touching it or gazing on it.

    The Argonautica

  • Might these things be achieved: couldst thou bear hence

    Iphigenia in Tauris

  • The number of his host thou couldst not reckon to a sum exact, for it was beyond one's comprehension; many a knight was there, and serried ranks of targeteers, and archers not a few, with countless swarms of light-armed troops, in Thracian garb arrayed, to bear them company.


  • If thou couldst rid the city of this present curse and restore it to its old security, sure I should feel deep gratitude towards heaven.



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