Definitions

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  • verb archaic second-person singular past form of to go.

Etymologies

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From went +‎ -est, the archaic second-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • The dictionaries, among other things, instructed us how to pronounce in Dari such crucial expressions as “My husband is very ill,” “I see two donkeys,” “Thou wentest” I kid you not, and, perhaps the most useful of all, “Are you a camel?”

    Peace Meals

  • The dictionaries, among other things, instructed us how to pronounce in Dari such crucial expressions as “My husband is very ill,” “I see two donkeys,” “Thou wentest” I kid you not, and, perhaps the most useful of all, “Are you a camel?”

    Peace Meals

  • Given that thou tookest me and wentest forth, how canst thou make thy country and escape from these islands and the perils of these awesome places?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The first time that, in my joyous den, I snatched a kiss from thy fiery lip, when thou wentest forth, dishevelled and blushing, I turned deathly pale and I believed in God.

    Les Miserables

  • “O Commander of the Faithful, belike, when thou wentest down to drink, thou found a pleasant flower-garden and enteredst and tookest thy pleasure therein alone?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, When thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, The earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • Quoth she, “Whither wentest thou with my father and my husband?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “No secret speech had we,” quoth Brynhild, “though we swore oath together; and full well didst thou know that thou wentest about to beguile me; verily thou shalt have thy reward!”

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Allah, this whole year past I have not tasted the taste of sleep, but have watched through every night, expecting thee; and such hath been my case since the day thou wentest out from me and I gave thee the new suit of clothes, and thou promisedst me to go to the Hammam and to come back!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.

    The Lost Jewish Culture

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