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would

Definition of would:

part of speech: verb

The pt. of will; I wish or wished to; familiarly, wish to do, or to have; should wish; I wish or I pray, as, " would to God," " I would there might be a law to restrain fools"; a would be, vainly professing to be.

part of speech: past tense

Of will, wood; as a defective verb the present tense is the following- I will, thou wilt, he will; we, you, or they will; pt. I would, thou wouldst, he would; we, you, or they would; as a regular verb the present tense is the following- I will, thou willest, he wills or willeth; we, you, or they will; will is used as an interrogative, as, " will he do it?".

Usage examples:

  • I know she would Pauline Lester in "Marjorie Dean High School Freshman".
  • She said she would Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • Would you help us? Charles Weathers Bump in "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories".
  • Richard would not miss her. Marie Belloc Lowndes in "Jane Oglander".

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