chuse

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chuse (third-person singular simple present chuses, present participle chusing, simple past and past participle chused)

  1. Obsolete spelling of choose.
    • 1739 David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature: Book II:
      Secondly, When in exerting any passion in action, we chuse means insufficient for the design'd end, and deceive ourselves in our judgment of causes and effects.
    • 1748, James Thomson, The Castle of Indolence, C:XVII
      But if a little Exerciſe you chuſe,
      Some Zeſt for Eaſe, 'tis not forbidden here.
    • 1817, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
      "Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you chuse," said Mr. Bennet
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