shew


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shew

 (shō)
v. Archaic
Variant of show.

shew

(ʃəʊ)
vb, shews, shewing, shewed, shewn (ʃəʊn) or shewed
an archaic spelling of show
ˈshewer n

shew

(ʃoʊ)

v.i., v.t. shewed, shewn, shew•ing,
n.
Archaic. show.

shew


Past participle: shewed/shewn
Gerund: shewing

Imperative
shew
shew
Present
I shew
you shew
he/she/it shews
we shew
you shew
they shew
Preterite
I shewed
you shewed
he/she/it shewed
we shewed
you shewed
they shewed
Present Continuous
I am shewing
you are shewing
he/she/it is shewing
we are shewing
you are shewing
they are shewing
Present Perfect
I have shewed/shewn
you have shewed/shewn
he/she/it has shewed/shewn
we have shewed/shewn
you have shewed/shewn
they have shewed/shewn
Past Continuous
I was shewing
you were shewing
he/she/it was shewing
we were shewing
you were shewing
they were shewing
Past Perfect
I had shewed/shewn
you had shewed/shewn
he/she/it had shewed/shewn
we had shewed/shewn
you had shewed/shewn
they had shewed/shewn
Future
I will shew
you will shew
he/she/it will shew
we will shew
you will shew
they will shew
Future Perfect
I will have shewed/shewn
you will have shewed/shewn
he/she/it will have shewed/shewn
we will have shewed/shewn
you will have shewed/shewn
they will have shewed/shewn
Future Continuous
I will be shewing
you will be shewing
he/she/it will be shewing
we will be shewing
you will be shewing
they will be shewing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shewing
you have been shewing
he/she/it has been shewing
we have been shewing
you have been shewing
they have been shewing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shewing
you will have been shewing
he/she/it will have been shewing
we will have been shewing
you will have been shewing
they will have been shewing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shewing
you had been shewing
he/she/it had been shewing
we had been shewing
you had been shewing
they had been shewing
Conditional
I would shew
you would shew
he/she/it would shew
we would shew
you would shew
they would shew
Past Conditional
I would have shewed/shewn
you would have shewed/shewn
he/she/it would have shewed/shewn
we would have shewed/shewn
you would have shewed/shewn
they would have shewed/shewn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shew - establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
prove oneself - show one's ability or courage
prove - prove formally; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain - establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
negate, contradict - prove negative; show to be false
stultify - prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence; "nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"
References in classic literature ?
William had obtained a ten days' leave of absence, to be given to Northamptonshire, and was coming, the happiest of lieutenants, because the latest made, to shew his happiness and describe his uniform.
He came; and he would have been delighted to shew his uniform there too, had not cruel custom prohibited its appearance except on duty.
Those who express sentiments like these, shew only that they distinguish the slave and the freeman, the noble and the ignoble from each other by their virtues and their [1255b] vices; for they think it reasonable, that as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, so from a good man, a good man should be descended; and this is what nature desires to do, but frequently cannot accomplish it.
Busy as he was, however, the young man was yet able to shew a most happy countenance on seeing Emma again.
I honour that part of the attention particularly; it shews it to have been so thoroughly from the heart.
Willoughby however is the only person who can have a right to shew that house; and as he went in an open carriage, it was impossible to have any other companion.
The foibles and vices of men, in whom there is great mixture of good, become more glaring objects from the virtues which contrast them and shew their deformity; and when we find such vices attended with their evil consequence to our favourite characters, we are not only taught to shun them for our own sake, but to hate them for the mischiefs they have already brought on those we love.
Faustus, we are come from hell in person to shew thee
Whereof hee soon aware, Each perturbation smooth'd with outward calme, Artificer of fraud; and was the first That practisd falshood under saintly shew, Deep malice to conceale, couch't with revenge: Yet not anough had practisd to deceive URIEL once warnd; whose eye pursu'd him down The way he went, and on th' ASSYRIAN mount Saw him disfigur'd, more then could befall Spirit of happie sort: his gestures fierce He markd and mad demeanour, then alone, As he suppos'd, all unobserv'd, unseen.
And then I began to shew the boy how a Point by moving through a length of three inches makes a Line of three inches, which may be represented by 3; and how a Line of three inches, moving parallel to itself through a length of three inches, makes a Square of three inches every way, which may be represented by 3^2.
And Lewis, if so be I shew you in my easy English as true conclusions as be shewn in Latin, grant me the more thank, and pray God save the King, who is lord of this English.
Therefore with manlier objects we must try His constancy--with such as have more shew Of worth, of honour, glory, and popular praise (Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wrecked); Or that which only seems to satisfy Lawful desires of nature, not beyond.