from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Archaic A second person singular present tense of do1.
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- v. Second-person singular simple present form of do (used with the pronoun thou) as opposed to the present subjunctive doest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- of do.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The second person singular indicative present of do.
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Then the wood-birds mocked her, saying: In vain dost thou toil and labor all thy days!
Is it not passing strange, indeed, one house should hold us tway And still thou drawst not near to me nor yet a word dost say,
"Faith, old man, what name dost give to yourself to-day!" he thought; but went on with the topic of the raw-hide bed.
The world being four-ended, thou, O cross, art represented by us, and as a three-edged sword dost thou cut off the principles of darkness, being the great weapon of Christ and an invincible and all-powerful victoriousness.
He felt so strongly that in some way he was to receive tidings from his native land, that one day, when a travel-stained runner from the East was brought to his lodge, he at once asked "what word dost thou bring of the French?"
'In whose name dost them detain me?' said I, scarcely knowing what I said.
'In whose name dost thou detain me?' said I, scarcely knowing what I said.
"In whose name dost thou detain me?" said I, scarcely knowing what I said.
I strongly believe that gender-biased or coloured terms are an insult to individuality of women and therefore love words like 'dost'.
In "Raju Chacha", this 'dost' was a friendly thief (Ajay Devgan) while in "Maruti Mera Dosst", it is Lord Hanuman himself who comes in the form of a kid called Maruti (Erik Nanda).