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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THINK

I think this blessing comes from the Divine, by reason of the innocence of his life.

Just think of all those poor babies when the weather gets hot.

He decided he ought to think more about what he was doing and what he should do.

He decided, too, that he could think better with something mechanical to occupy his hands.

If you think it is I'll tell you something that isn't: Avice practically refused him.

"I think it's just awful—at his time of life, too," said Mrs. Bines.

Think of a son of Daniel J. Bines treatin' folks like that as if they was his equals.

If a chap's not born with the gift he's an ass to think he can acquire it.

I want him to think he ain't got a friend on earth but himself.

I think, on the whole, I shan't be obliged to learn to braid straw.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þencan "conceive in the mind, think, consider, intend" (past tense þohte, p.p. geþoht), probably originally "cause to appear to oneself," from Proto-Germanic *thankjan (cf. Old Frisian thinka, Old Saxon thenkian, Old High German denchen, German denken, Old Norse þekkja, Gothic þagkjan); Old English þencan is the causative form of the distinct Old English verb þyncan "to seem or appear" (past tense þuhte, past participle geþuht), from Proto-Germanic *thunkjan (cf. German dünken, däuchte). Both are from PIE *tong- "to think, feel" which also is the root of thought and thank. The two meanings converged in Middle English and þyncan "to seem" was absorbed, except for archaic methinks "it seems to me." Jocular past participle thunk (not historical, but by analogy of drink, sink, etc.) is recorded from 1876.

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