Definitions

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

Etymologies

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saw + -est, the archaic second-person singular suffix

Examples

  • 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • So it was, Oona, that thou sawest me beaten like a dog.

    NEGORE, THE COWARD

  • And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • It is rumoured that thou, Henry Smith, sawest our unhappy fellow citizen after he had been in the hands of these revellers.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Speak, Mary, declaring what thou sawest, wayfaring: The tomb of Christ, who is living, the glory of Jesus' resurrection;

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Nay! my son was passing fair, and when thou sawest him thy fancy straight became thy Cypris; for every sensual act that men commit, they lay upon this goddess, and rightly does her name of Aphrodite begin the word for "senselessness"; so when thou didst catch sight of him in gorgeous foreign garb, ablaze with gold, thy senses utterly forsook thee.

    The Trojan Women

  • Our smith told his story to the same purpose which we have already related; and the meddling maker of bonnets added as before, “And thou sawest me there, honest smith, didst thou not?”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • But in an idle moment, as you may learn from those about thee, if thou sawest it not thyself, I did her a passing grace, which is likely to cost the poor wretch her life.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • “I was no farther off, however, honest smith; and whilst thou wert laying on blows as if on an anvil, I was parrying those that the rest of the villains aimed at thee behind thy back; and that is the cause thou sawest me not.”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Nay! my son was passing fair, and when thou sawest him thy fancy straight became thy Cypris; for every sensual act that men commit, they lay upon this goddess, and rightly does her name of Aphrodite begin the word for "senselessness"; so when thou didst catch sight of him in gorgeous foreign garb, ablaze with gold, thy senses utterly forsook thee.

    The Trojan Women

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