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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Thou


THOU, pronoun in the obj. thee. The second personal pronoun, in the singular number; the pronoun which is used in addressing persons in the solemn style.

Art thou he that should come? Matthew 11:3.

I will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Psalms 23:4.

THOU is used only in the solemn style, unless in very familiar language, and by the Quakers.

THOU, verb transitive To treat with familiarity.

If thou thouest him some thrice, it shall not be amiss.

THOU, verb intransitive To use thou and thee in discourse.