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  • v. Present participle of thou.

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Examples

  • "thouing" the magistrates, and for refusing to take the oaths enacted by the laws.

    Letters on England

  • "thouing" was not approved of in a country where a man is perpetually obliged to employ the titles of "highness" and "excellency."

    Letters on England

  • Mitchell Palmer was a Quaker but all the “theeing and thouing” of the night of June 2 was not about returning to his Quaker roots and sensibilities.

    Savage Peace

  • He was ‘theeing’ and ‘thouing’ me all over the place.

    Savage Peace

  • ” And in “Twelfth Night” Sir Toby Belch urges Sir Andrew Aguecheek to provoke the disguised Viola to combat by thouing her.

    Chapter 9. The Common Speech. 4. The Pronoun

  • The Quakers were several times persecuted under Charles II.; not upon a religious account, but for refusing to pay the tithes, for “theeing” and “thouing” the magistrates, and for refusing to take the oaths enacted by the laws.

    Letter III-On the Quakers

  • The Friends sowed likewise the good seed in Germany, but reaped very little fruit; for the mode of “theeing” and “thouing” was not approved of in a country where a man is perpetually obliged to employ the titles of “highness” and “excellency.

    Letter IV-On the Quakers

  • I carried the familiarity I permitted myself with her in my intoxication so far as to speak to her in the singular number: but what theeing and thouing! she certainly could not be offended with it.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • By a reminiscence of other times, they regained instinctively their theeing and thouing of the sisters 'school, those two women who for nearly twenty years had not addressed a word to each other.

    Ramuntcho

  • Never mind their broad-brims, and theeing and thouing.

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

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