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verb[NO OBJECT]archaic, humorous
It seems to me.‘life has been rather hard on her, methinks’[with clause] ‘methought you knew all about it’
- ‘But the inclusion of quizzes was unnecessary, methinks.’
- ‘In which case methinks we should utilize this peculiar soothsaying ability for more capitalistic means than mere survival.’
- ‘My parents' generation, methinks, largely failed to see the value in life without money.’
- ‘But methinks also that the left has already made up its mind.’
- ‘He seems to have risen to the occasion fairly well, methinks.’
Old English mē thyncth, from mē to me + thyncth it seems (from thyncan seem related to, but distinct from, think).
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