Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple past form of will.
  • verb Alternative spelling of wouldst.

Etymologies

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From would + -est.

Examples

  • Jesus answered and said unto her, ‘If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink, thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.’

    WHEN THE HEAVENS FALL

  • We beseech You, O Lord and Saviour, that, as in Your mercy to him You becamest man, so now You wouldest hasten the time, and admit him to Your presence above.

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  • We beseech You, O Lord and Saviour, that, as in Your mercy to him You becamest man, so now You wouldest hasten the time, and admit him to Your presence above.

    Eternal Light Shine Upon Him...

  • Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

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  • Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

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  • Not even thou wouldest say so unless a rival's charms rankled in thy bosom.

    Medea

  • Thou wouldest have lent me ready aid, no doubt, in this proposal, if had told thee of my marriage, seeing that not even now canst thou restrain thy soul's hot fury.

    Medea

  • Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

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  • Thou wouldest have lent me ready aid, no doubt, in this proposal, if had told thee of my marriage, seeing that not even now canst thou restrain thy soul's hot fury.

    Medea

  • Not even thou wouldest say so unless a rival's charms rankled in thy bosom.

    Medea

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