Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple past form of say.

Etymologies

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said + -st, the archaic second-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • Life, thou saidst, is short; and the sleep which is in the grave is long; let me use that life, so transitory, for the glory of those heavenly dreams destined to comfort the sleep which is so long!

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • Life, thou saidst, is short; and the sleep which is in the grave is long; let me use that life, so transitory, for the glory of those heavenly dreams destined to comfort the sleep which is so long!

    The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc

  • ‘Woe to thee, O black, art thou not ashamed of what thou saidst?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Peradventure thou repentedest thee of that thou didst yesterday and saidst to thyself: I have delivered my slave-girl to a man with who I am not acquainted, neither know I his name nor whence he cometh?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She asked me how I did and said to me, ‘Haply thou saidst to thyself, What manner of trickstress is this, who hath taken my money and made off?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • O miscreant, O atheist,46 thou hast fallen into the twist and the way thou hast missed; and neither mother shall avail thee nor brother, nor friend nor solemn covenant shall assist thee; for thou saidst, O accursed, Whoso betrayeth bread and salt, may Allah do vengeance upon him!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “Now, Saunders Souplejaw, hold thine own! — thou always saidst the fortune of our house was to be won by marriage, and never had you such a chance to keep your word with us.”

    Quentin Durward

  • Thou didst knock out my grinders and saidst to me, ‘Let none make mention to me aught of men and their ways!’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: for thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • Then quoth the Wazir to him, Thou saidst to me, ‘Why wilt thou repair the pavilion?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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