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His long habit of thought concerning her enabled him to master this foolishness.

Should you have thought she'd marry so soon after her divorce?

I've often thought I'd go into some of these big operations here.

"I thought I would come and tell you," said Halbert, coloring a little.

"I've got something to do pretty quick," thought Robert, with satisfaction.

"He can't be at home, or else he won't come," thought the visitor.

Uncle Peter had first declared that the thought of food sickened him.

No sooner did the thought occur to him than he acted upon it.

He went round to the back door, where he thought it best, in the first place, to knock.

The more she thought of Robert's losing his place, the more unfortunate it seemed.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þoht, geþoht, from stem of þencan "to conceive of in the mind, consider" (see think). Cognate with the second element in German Gedächtnis "memory," Andacht "attention, devotion," Bedacht "consideration, deliberation." Second thought "later consideration" is recorded from 1640s. Thought-crime is from "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949); thought police is attested from 1946, originally in reference to pre-war Japanese Special Higher Police (Tokubetsu Koto Keisatsu).

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