from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • auxiliary v. Variant of mayest.

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of may.
  • v. Alternative spelling of mayest.


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  • So, hold on there with your retraction, Rod Blagojevich, thou mayst retract too quickly.

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  • Perhaps it did not suit man to be completely freed from old bonds, from the steadying brakes of "Thou shalt not" and "Thou mayst not", and to be allowed to tear along straight towards the goal.


  • And that thou mayst have the fullest trust in my word, I will give thee my nephew as a hostage.

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  • Minott has been of much assistance to us and, in gratitude, we have granted his wish that thou mayst be permitted to join him in the expedition of our scientists.

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  • This exiled Queen of the Sky Realm mayst not be suble, but I be not one of thy serving wenches!

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  • My opinion, that thou mayst know it, is that it was not for the sake of the Achaeans or me that thou didst slay thy guest, but to keep that gold in thy own house.


  • Is likewise mine, that thou mayst find thy mother;


  • Gold, thou mayst tell me, hath o'er things like these


  • “Keep it then; but remember thou dash it not about according to thy custom, nor bellow, nor shout, nor cry as in a battle-field; think of the sacred character of the place, which exaggerates riot into blasphemy, and remember the persons whom thou mayst chance to see, an offence to some of whom, it may be, ranks in the same sense with blasphemy against Heaven itself.”

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  • “Thou mayst make thy choice, Hereward,” answered his officer; “only, if thou art poor, say the fault was thine own.”

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