Related to shouldst: mayst, didst, shalt


 (sho͝od′ĭst) or shouldst (sho͝odst)
aux.v. Archaic
A second person singular past tense of shall.


(ʃʊdst) or


archaic or dialect (used with the pronoun: thou or its relative equivalent) a form of the past tense of shall


(ʃʊdst, ʃʊtst)

also should•est

(ˈʃʊd ɪst)

Archaic. 2nd pers. sing. past of shall.
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Heed," said the mother rose, "daughter mine, Why shouldst thou seek for beauty not thine?
Behold, Nature ashamed, or, better to express, Troubled, that thou shouldst hunger, hath purveyed From all the elements her choicest store, To treat thee as beseems, and as her Lord With honour.
Boy," he said, "what hast thou to say as to why thou shouldst not be killed as these men demand?
The Itongo in the woman was a Spirit King and ordered her to kill thee; thou shouldst then have let thyself be killed.
Love's eyes love to look on brightness; Love loves what is gaily drest; Sunday, Monday, all I care is Thou shouldst see me in my best.
Marcus almost immediately recognizes the ramifications of Lavinia's "ravished" appearance, lamenting that "some Tereus hath deflowered thee, /And, lest thou shouldst detect him, cut thy tongue" (Shakespeare 1997b, 2.
Hal remarks that since the knight spends all of his time drinking, eating, and sleeping there is "no reason why [he] shouldst be so superfluous to demand the time of the day" (1.
69) (Consider in The Vow Breaker how Young Bateman exclaims: 'If thou shouldst soil this whiteness with black deeds, / Think what a monster thou wouldst make thy self [1.
Old Daulon, Thou at the least shouldst stand by me--Oh haste
Thou shouldst bring to the new world fruit matured by centuries, exciting fruits.
But there is a second thing of which thou shouldst be as certain: thou canst not deceive him, for he can see into thy heart .
I created thee as a being neither celestial nor earthly, neither mortal nor immortal alone, so that thou shouldst be thy own free moulder and overcomer; thou canst degenerate to animal, and through thyself be reborn to godlike existence.