Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular simple present form of write

Etymologies

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write + -est

Examples

  • E'en though thou like it not, this is what the gods decree; but thou, after letting thy taper spread its light abroad, writest the letter which is still in thy hands and then erasest the same words again, sealing and re-opening the scroll, then flinging the tablet to the ground with floods of tears and leaving nothing undone in thy aimless behaviour to stamp thee mad.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • E'en though thou like it not, this is what the gods decree; but thou, after letting thy taper spread its light abroad, writest the letter which is still in thy hands and then erasest the same words again, sealing and re-opening the scroll, then flinging the tablet to the ground with floods of tears and leaving nothing undone in thy aimless behaviour to stamp thee mad.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • To his Secretary he said, ‘Thou art the controller of my wit: so do thou watch over me in what thou writest for me and from me.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And thou must be sensible, that I can answer every tittle of what you writest, upon the foot of the maxims we have long held and pursued. —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Nothing thou writest of this sort can I take amiss.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Though thou hadst not so good an invention as he to whom thou writest, thou hadst as active an heart for mischief, as ever I met with in man.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Nevertheless, when thou writest that, in thy present mood, thou thinkest of marrying, and yet canst so easily change thy mood; when

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

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  • And so I dismiss all further argumentation and debate upon the question: and I impose upon thee, when thou writest to me, an eternal silence on this head.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Nay, thou declarest, every time thou writest on the subject, that she will, that she must yield, entangled as she is: and yet makest her virtue the pretence of thy solicitude for her.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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