methought

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methought

  1. (archaic) simple past tense and past participle of methinks
    • John Milton, Methought I Saw
      Methought I saw my late espoused saint
      Brought to me, like Alcestis, from the grave,
      Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave,
      Rescued from death by force, though pale and faint.
    • 1845, Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven"
      Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
      Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
      'Wretch,' I cried, 'thy God hath lent thee — by these angels he has sent thee
      Respite — respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
      Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!'
      Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.'