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Think (impf. and partic. thought; thoughten in Per. IV, 6, 115 not partic.) 1) to have the mind occupied, to revolve ideas in the mind, to meditate: “hath he any eyes? hath he any --ing?” Wiv. III, 2, 31. “when I would pray and t.” Meas. II, 4, 1. “an bad --ing do not wrest true speaking,” Ado III, 4, 33. “I cannot speak nor t.” Wint. IV, 4, 462. “on --ing on no thought I t.” R2 II, 2, 31. “I t., but dare not speak,” Mcb. V, 1, 87. “there is nothing either good or bad, but --ing makes it so,” Hml. II, 2, 256. “to put him to ill --ing,” Oth. III, 4, 29. “what shall we do, Enobarbus? T. and die,” Ant. III, 13, 1 etc. With an accus. denoting the effect: “if I would t. my heart out of --ing,” Ado III, 4, 84. Trans., with the object of thought, == to form or harbour in the mind, to conceive, to imagine, to devise: “I t. good thoughts, whilst other write good words,” Sonn. 85, 5. “nimble thought can jump both sea and land as soon as t. the place where he would be,” 44, 8. “what his heart --s his tongue speaks,” Ado III, 2, 14. “may this be so? I will not t. it,” Ado III, 2, 14 “t. but this . . . that you have but slumbered here,” Mids. V, 431. “to t. so base a thought,” Merch. II, 7, 50. “that we might show what we alone must t.” All's I, 1, 199. “what might you t.?” Tw. III, 1, 128. “all the unmuzzled thoughts that tyrannous heart can t.” Tw. III, 1, 128 'tis powerful, t. it, from east, west, north “and south,” Wint. I, 2, 202. “where I may t. the remnant of my thoughts in peace,” John V, 4, 46. “thoughts which honour and allegiance cannot t.” R2 II, 1, 208. “these deeds must not be thought after these ways,” Mcb. II, 2, 33. “I saw 't not, thought it not, it harmed not me,” Oth. III, 3, 339 etc. “to t. no harm,” LLL I, 1, 44. R3 I, 3, 51. “never thought offence,” Per. I, 2, 28. “t. no shame of me,” Lucr. 1204. to t. scorn, see sub Scorn. With a clause: “dost thou t., Claudio? if I would yield him my virginity, thou mightst be freed,” Meas. III, 1, 97. “sleep I now and t. I hear all this?” Err. II, 2, 185 (imagine only). “that little --s she has been sluiced,” Wint. I, 2, 194. “I tremble to t. your father should pass this way,” IV, 4, 19. “I am afraid to t. what I have done,” Mcb. II, 2, 51. “yet have I fierce affections, and t. what Venus did with Mars,” Ant. I, 5, 17 etc.
2) to consider: “she bids me t. how I have been forsworn,” Gent. IV, 2, 10. “bid her t. what a man is,” Wiv. III, 5, 51. “do thou but t. what 'tis to cram a maw from such a vice,” Meas. III, 2, 22. “t. you question with the Jew,” Merch. IV, 1, 70. “I was --ing with what manners I might safely be admitted,” All's IV, 5, 93. “t. with thyself how more unfortunate than all living women are we come hither,” Cor. V, 3, 96 etc. With on: “these things further thought on,” Tw. V, 324. “now I t. on't, they should be good men,” H8 III, 1, 21. “t. on that, and fix most firm thy resolution,” Oth. V, 1, 4 etc.
3) With of or on, == to call to mind, to recollect, to dwell or to light on by meditation: “to t. o'the teen that I have turned you to,” Tp. I, 2, 64. “t. of that, a man of my kidney, t. of that,” Wiv. III, 5, 116. “what we do not see we tread upon, and never t. of it,” Meas. II, 1, 26. “and t. no more of this night's accidents but as the fierce vexation of a dream,” Mids. IV, 1, 73. “I should t. of shallows,” Merch. I, 1, 26. “made me to t. of this,” All's I, 3, 238. “bid Gloster t. of this,” R3 I, 4, 245. “the most convenient place that I can t. of,” H8 II, 2, 138 etc. “haply I t. on thee,” Sonn. 29, 10. 30, 13. “if --ing on me then should make you woe,” 71, 8. “--ing on thy face,” 131, 10. 149, 3. “t. on thy Proteus,” Gent. I, 1, 12. “urge not my father's anger, but t. upon my grief,” IV, 3, 28. --ing on it makes me cry 'alas', IV, 4, 89. “to t. upon her woes,” IV, 4, 89 “I weep myself to t. upon thy words,” IV, 4, 89 Wiv. II, 1, 166. V, 5, 12. V, 5, 12 Meas. II, 2, 77. Ado V, 4, 43. Ado V, 4, 43 Merch. I, 1, 37. II, 2, 178. II, 8, 31. All's I, 1, 90. Tw. III, 1, 114. R2 I, 3, 295. H4A III, 3, 35. H6A IV, 1, 148. H6B II, 4, 41. III, 2, 344. III, 2, 344 IV, 7, 15. H6C I, 4, 173. R3 I, 1, 141. V, 3, 126. Cor. II, 3, 196. Hml. I, 2, 6. Lr. I, 1, 144. Oth. V, 2, 191 etc.
4) to be of opinion: “others, they t., delight in such-like circumstance,” Ven. 843. “she --s he could not die,” Ven. 843 “I do not t. thou canst,” Tp. I, 2, 40. “I do t., a king,” III, 1, 60. “when I shall t. Phoebus' steeds are foundered,” IV, 30. “dost thou t. so?” V, 19. “you speak not as you t.” Mids. III, 2, 191. Gent. I, 1, 141. II, 7, 62. Meas. II, 1, 143. Err. I, 1, 88. Ado II, 3, 24. Ado II, 3, 24 III, 4, 81. V, 4, 43. All's V, 3, 210. Oth. V, 2, 192 etc. etc. to my --ing, == in my opinion: H4B V, 5, 114. Caes. I, 2, 240. Trans., with a pronoun as object, == to believe: “I t. it well,” Meas. II, 4, 130. “would heart of man once t. it?” Hml. I, 5, 121. “do you t. this?” II, 2, 151 (Ff think 'tis this). “I'll hit him now. I do not t. it,” V, 2, 306. “I t. it freely,” Oth. II, 3, 335.
With a double accus., == to esteem, to hold to be: “shouldst t. it heavy,” Ven. 156. “he --s me now incapable,” Tp. I, 2, 111. “may I be bold to t. these sprites,” IV, 120. Gent. I, 2, 21. Gent. I, 2, 21 II, 1, 33. Meas. I, 1, 72. Tw. V, 325. H4B IV, 1, 146 (every thing set off that might so much as t. you enemies) etc. etc. to t. long == to expect with impatience, to long for: “but long she --s till he return again,” Lucr. 1359. “have I thought long to see this morning's face,” Rom. IV, 5, 41. to t. much == to hold it to be a great thing (cf. Lr. III, 4, 6): “--est it much to tread the ooze,” Tp. I, 2, 252. Acc. c. inf.: “--ing his prattle to be tedious,” R2 V, 2, 26. “I t. this lady to be my child Cordelia,” Lr. IV, 7, 69 etc.
With for: “the conceit is deeper than you t. for,” Shr. IV, 3, 163. “dost not t. me for the man I am,” Cor. IV, 5, 62 (cf. H4B I, 2, 6, and see For). With “as:” Caes. II, 1, 32.
5) to judge, to form an opinion; with of or on: “to t. nobly of my grandmother,” Tp. I, 2, 119. “t. of each thing well,” V, 251. “perchance you t. too much of so much pains,” Gent. II, 1, 119 (estimate them at too high a rate). “I shall t. the worse of fat men,” Wiv. II, 1, 56. “as you hear of me, so t. of me,” Ado IV, 1, 338. “I t. nobly of the soul,” Tw. IV, 2, 59. “t. of me as you please,” V, 317. “an honest woman and well thought on,” H4B II, 4, 100 (of good fame. Mrs Quickly's speech). “to make us no better thought of, a little help will serve,” Cor. II, 3, 15. “--ing too precisely on the event,” Hml. IV, 4, 41 etc. Trans., with what as object: “what --est thou of the fair Sir Eglamour?” Gent. I, 2, 9. V, 4, 164. Wiv. II, 1, 85. Meas. I, 1, 22. Tw. I, 5, 79. II, 5, 32. IV, 2, 58. H8 II, 3, 107. Caes. I, 2, 214 etc.
6) to mean, to intend: “I thought all for the best,” Rom. III, 1, 109. With an inf.: “he did t. to reprehend her,” Ven. 470. “he thought to kiss him,” Ven. 470 Ven. 470 “if you t. well to carry this,” Meas. III, 1, 267. “I thought to close mine eyes,” LLL V, 2, 90. “thou thoughtest to help me,” All's II, 1, 133. “I thought to stay him,” R3 I, 4, 19. “--ing to bar thee of succession,” Cymb. III, 3, 102 etc. Inf. of the perfect (cf. Have): “here thought they to have done some wanton charm,” Tp. IV, 94. “I thought to have told thee of it,” Tp. IV, 94 “I did t. to have beaten thee,” Ado V, 4, 111. “thought to have spoke thereof,” Mids. I, 1, 112 etc. I had thought, see Thought subst.
7) to expect; to hope: “I thought to have ta'en you at the Porpentine,” Err. III, 2, 172. “I did never t. tc marry,” Ado II, 3, 236. “you t. to dine with me,” Shr. III, 2, 187. “that I should love a star and t. to wed it,” All's I, 1, 98. “when men t. least I will,” H4A I, 2, 241. “all goes well. As heart can t.” IV, 1, 84. “he little thought of this divided friendship,” R3 I, 4, 244. “I did not t. to shed a tear in all my miseries,” H8 III, 2, 429. “he that will t. to live till he be old,” Lr. III, 7, 69. “I did not t. to draw my sword 'gainst Pompey,” Ant. II, 2, 156.
8) to bear in mind, to have regard to, to pay attention to, to provide for: “always thought that I require a clearness,” Mcb. III, 1, 132. With on: “that likewise have we thought upon, and thus,” Wiv. IV, 4, 46. “t. upon patience,” All's III, 2, 50. “the heavens have thought well on thee, to bring forth this discovery,” V, 3, 150. “have you thought on a place whereto you'll go?” Wint. IV, 4, 547. “if any order might be thought upon,” H5 IV, 5, 21. “when I have chased all thy foes from hence, then will I t. upon a recompense,” H6A I, 2, 116. “I'll t. upon the questions,” H6B I, 2, 82. “not a thought but --s on dignity,” III, 1, 338. “well thought upon,” R3 I, 3, 344 and Lr. V, 3, 250. “what ever have been thought on in this state, that could be brought to bodily act ere Rome had circumvention?” Cor. I, 2, 4.
9) Impersonally, it --s == it seems (cf. Methinks and Methought): “where it --s best unto your royal self,” R3 III, 1, 63 (Ff where it think'st best; Q1.2 where it seems best). “does it not, thinks 't thee, stand me now upon,” Hml. V, 2, 63 (Ff thinkst thee, Qq think thee. cf. methinkst in All's II, 3, 269). Perhaps thinks for me-thinks: “what largeness thinks in Paradise was sawn,” Compl. 91.
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