thou

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[thou]

The word thou, used in place of "you," is not used much in modern language. In fact, with its Biblical feeling, it’s most often used in religious contexts. Otherwise, it might be used as slang for thousand.

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The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.

Noun
the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100


obj.
The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.

v. t.
To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with insolent familiarity or contempt.

v. i.
To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends.


Thou

Thou , pron. [Sing.: nom. Thou; poss. Thy or Thine ; obj. Thee . Pl.: nom. You ; poss. Your or Yours ; obj. You.] [OE. thou, þu, AS. &edh;&umac;, &edh;u; akin to OS. & OFries. thu, G., Dan. & Sw. du, Icel. þ&umac;, Goth. þu, Russ. tui, Ir. & Gael. tu, W. ti, L. tu, Gr. sy`, Dor. ty`, Skr. tvam. 'fb185. Cf. Thee, Thine, Te Deum.] The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.
Art thou he that should come?
&hand; "In Old English, generally, thou is the language of a lord to a servant, of an equal to an equal, and expresses also companionship, love, permission, defiance, scorn, threatening: whilst ye is the language of a servant to a lord, and of compliment, and further expresses honor, submission, or entreaty." Skeat. &hand; Thou is now sometimes used by the Friends, or Quakers, in familiar discourse, though most of them corruptly say thee instead of thou.

Thou

Thou, v. t. To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with insolent familiarity or contempt.
If thou thouest him some thrice, it shall not be amiss.

Thou

Thou, v. i. To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends. [R.]

The second personal pronoun, in the singular number, denoting the person addressed; thyself; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn or poetical style.

To address as thou, esp. to do so in order to treat with insolent familiarity or contempt.

To use the words thou and thee in discourse after the manner of the Friends.

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Usage Examples

Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.

Be assured those will be thy worst enemies, not to whom thou hast done evil, but who have done evil to thee. And those will be thy best friends, not to whom thou hast done good, but who have done good to thee.

Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.

And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.

Misspelled Form

thou, rthou, 5thou, 6thou, ythou, gthou, rhou, 5hou, 6hou, yhou, ghou, trhou, t5hou, t6hou, tyhou, tghou, tghou, tyhou, tuhou, tjhou, tnhou, tgou, tyou, tuou, tjou, tnou, thgou, thyou, thuou, thjou, thnou, thiou, th9ou, th0ou, thpou, thlou, thiu, th9u, th0u, thpu, thlu, thoiu, tho9u, tho0u, thopu, tholu, thoyu, tho7u, tho8u, thoiu, thoju, thoy, tho7, tho8, thoi, thoj, thouy, thou7, thou8, thoui, thouj.

Other Usage Examples

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.

A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!

Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy servant with joy and peace in believing.

All things by immortal power. Near of far, to each other linked are, that thou canst not stir a flower without troubling of a star.

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.

Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.

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