intr.v. Past tense me·thought (-thôt′) Archaic
It seems to me.

[Middle English me thinkes, from Old English mē thyncth : , to me; see me + thyncth, it seems; see tong- in Indo-European roots.]


(mɪˈθɪŋks) or


vb, past methought
(tr; takes a clause as object) archaic it seems to me



v. impers.; pt. me•thought (mɪˈθɔt)
Archaic. it seems to me.
[before 900]
me dunkt


[miˈθɪnks] ADV (archaic) → a mi parecer, a mi entender


pret <methought>
vi impers (obs)mich deucht (obs), → mir or mich dünkt (old)
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Methinks this is an excess of zeal for a friend who was so late an enemy
He had no right to be a martyr; and, beholding him so fit to be happy and so feeble for all other purposes, a generous, strong, and noble spirit would, methinks, have been ready to sacrifice what little enjoyment it might have planned for itself, --it would have flung down the hopes, so paltry in its regard,--if thereby the wintry blasts of our rude sphere might come tempered to such a man.
To this extent, and within these limits, an author, methinks, may be autobiographical, without violating either the reader's rights or his own.
Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death.
Methinks now this coined sun wears a ruddy face; but see
But methinks that is a scurf that will fall off fast enough--that the natural remedy is to be found in the proportion which the night bears to the day, the winter to the summer, thought to experience.
were not the best way, methinks, albeit it is not to be denied that authorities differ as concerning this point, some contending that the onion is but an un- wholesome berry when stricken early from the tree --"
Som such resemblances methinks I find Of our last Eevnings talk, in this thy dream, But with addition strange; yet be not sad.
Methinks, to judge by weight, there is still two hundred zecchins in this pouch.
Should he reach destination methinks I shall have rendered some service to Your Excellency, as from many parts I am urged to send him off, so as to dispel the loathing and disgust caused by another Don Quixote who, under the name of Second Part, has run masquerading through the whole world.
But methinks it must have been sadder still when they were landed on the Long Wharf in Boston, and left to themselves on a foreign strand.
Methinks thou hast a singular way of showing Thy happiness