methinks


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me·thinks

 (mĭ-thĭngks′)
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.]
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methinks

(mɪˈθɪŋks) or

methinketh

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

(mɪˈθɪŋks)

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

methinks

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

pret <methought>
vi impers (obs)mich deucht (obs), → mir or mich dünkt (old)
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References in classic literature ?
Methinks we have hugely mistaken this matter of Life and Death.
Methinks a good loaf of white bread, with a piece of snow-white cheese, washed down with a draught of humming ale, were a feast for a king."
"Since thou speakest of it," said Will Scarlet, "methinks it would not be amiss myself.
Methinks, too, from the stink, they must have been Roman swineherd who habited this sty with their herds, an' I venture that thou, old sow, hast never touched broom to the place for fear of disturbing the ancient relics of thy kin."
"Right you sound, old mole," said De Vac, smiling, "would that I might learn to reason by your wondrous logic; methinks it might stand me in good stead before I be much older."
Methinks there's a genius Roams in the mountains, Girdled with ivy And robed in wisteria, Lips ever smiling, Of noble demeanour, Driving the yellow pard, Tiger-attended, Couched in a chariot With banners of cassia, Cloaked with the orchid, And crowned with azaleas; Culling the perfume Of sweet flowers, he leaves In the heart a dream-blossom, Memory haunting.
Paul!" said the knight, "our good merchant of Southampton hath not played us false, for methinks I can see our ship down yonder.
"It is as well," remarked Terlake; "for methinks, my fair lord, that we are not the only ones who are waiting a passage to Gascony.
Tried counselors, methinks, are aptest found [1] To furnish for the future pregnant rede.
Now I say that "with his spurs, he is on his way." 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.
Methinks I have seen just such figures when the sun has been shining through a richly painted window, and tracing out the golden and crimson images across the floor.
"I would that I had bold Robin's horn," muttered poor John; "methinks 'tis all up with me even as the Sheriff hath spoken."