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Trow, 1) to trust, to believe: “learn more than thou --est,” Lr. I, 4, 135 (don't believe all that thou learnest or hearest). 2) to think, to suppose: “--est thou that e'er I'll look upon the world?” H6B II, 4, 38. “--est thou that Clarence is so harsh,” H6C V, 1, 85. 3) to know: he privily deals with our cardinal; and as I t., -- which I do well, etc. H8 I, 1, 184. you t., nuncle, the hedge-sparrow etc. Lr. I, 4, 234 (Ff know).
I t. == I dare say, certainly: “I t. this is his house,” Shr. I, 2, 4. “'tis time, I t.” R2 II, 1, 218. “'twas time, I t., to wake and leave our beds,” H6A II, 1, 41. “now Winchester will not submit, I t., or be inferior to the proudest peer,” V, 1, 56. “'twas no need, I t., to bid me trudge,” Rom. I, 3, 33. “are you so hot? marry, come up, I t.” II, 5, 64.
t. you == can you tell? do you know? guess!: “and t. you what he called me?” LLL V, 2, 279. “t. you who hath done this?” As III, 2, 189. “t. you whither I am going?” Shr. I, 2, 165.
I t. or t. alone, added to questions, expressive of contemptuous or indignant surprise (nearly == I wonder): “who's there, I t.?” Wiv. I, 4, 140. “what tempest, I t., threw this whale . . . ashore?” II, 1, 64. “what means the fool, t.?” Ado III, 4, 59. “what is the matter, t.?” Cymb. I, 6, 47.
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