Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imp. of will. See would.

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Examples

  • In the mid-1500s, English writer John Heywood penned the phrase "wolde you bothe eate your cake, and have your cake?" in his book of proverbs entitled, A dialogue Conteinyng the Nomber in Effect of All the Prouerbes in the Englishe Tongue.

    Sam Dudley: Melo Is Full of...

  • In the mid-1500s, English writer John Heywood penned the phrase "wolde you bothe eate your cake, and have your cake?" in his book of proverbs entitled, A dialogue Conteinyng the Nomber in Effect of All the Prouerbes in the Englishe Tongue.

    Sam Dudley: Melo Is Full of...

  • “Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche” — so Chaucer says of his young scholar in TheCanterbury Tales.

    I Am Sorry to Inform You

  • “Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche” — so Chaucer says of his young scholar in TheCanterbury Tales.

    I Am Sorry to Inform You

  • “Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche” — so Chaucer says of his young scholar in TheCanterbury Tales.

    I Am Sorry to Inform You

  • “Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche” — so Chaucer says of his young scholar in TheCanterbury Tales.

    I Am Sorry to Inform You

  • She, however, refused to name the rumor-mongers and explained in the letter that, if she did name names, people would then label her a tattletale: "that shulde be but a briding of a ivel name of me ... and so get the ivel wil of the people, wiche thinge I wolde be lothe to have."

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Add thereto the blood and spittle of ye who wolde traverse the mirrors.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • It all would sound about as realistic as creating a faery wolde downtown, except for three things.

    Valerie Tarico: Capetown: God Is Water

  • Icn do nat wisshe thee to take ydown the shirte, but a drynke (or thre) wolde plesen me.

    Chaucer, Making a Quick Buck

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