Definitions

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

Etymologies

From grow +‎ -est, the archaic second-person singular tense suffix. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Well, act like a fool! thou growest more stupid every day!” said the father again.

    Household Tales

  • Monsters, terrifying phantoms, and lying dreams come from thee; thine eyes devour the stones of buildings, and the apes are ever ill each time thou growest young again.

    Salammbo

  • In brief, let me see thee an abyss and bottomless pit of knowledge; for from henceforward, as thou growest great and becomest a man, thou must part from this tranquillity and rest of study, thou must learn chivalry, warfare, and the exercises of the field, the better thereby to defend my house and our friends, and to succour and protect them at all their needs against the invasion and assaults of evildoers.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • BELVOIR: Why, Jack, the town improves thee beyond the university; thou growest witty.

    The Beau Defeated: or, The Lucky Younger Brother

  • Meanwhile thou growest apace, becoming ever more and more beautiful, not in the childish beauty of rose bloom and snow, but in the loveliness of wondrous and mysterious thoughts, which flow to thee from other worlds; and though thy languid eyes droop wearily their fringes, though thy cheek is pale, and thy breast bent and contracted, yet all who meet thee stop to gaze, exclaiming: '_What a little angel! _'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Then thou growest angry, and stampest with thy tiny feet; and when thy father comes, thou seemest to him a little Lucifer; and in his picture of the Day of Judgment, he paints thee thus among the infant demons, the young spirits of evil.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, August, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • And after the king had taken his seat surrounded by his brothers, the illustrious Vyasa, truthful in speech said, -- 'O son of Kunti, thou growest from good fortune.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Sabha Parva

  • "I should go to my grave quite content if I thought, Nello, that when thou growest a man thou couldst own this hut and the little plat of ground and labor for thyself and be called Baas by thy neighbors," said the old man Jehan many an hour from his bed.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • But when thou growest old, or ere thou diest, pray not of Limpang-Tung, for thou becomest part of a scheme that he doth not understand.

    The Gods of Pegana

  • Thou growest old, Tithonus; else why dost thou chase Dawn thy bedfellow out of her couch while yet morning is so young?

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

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