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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
    • 1557, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Tottel's Miscellany, Whether libertie by losse of life, or life in prison and thraldome be to be preferred, page 298:
      Rather therfore to chuſe me thinketh wiſdome.
      By loſſe of life libertye, then life by priſon
    • 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.
    • 1817, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
      "Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you chuse," said Mr. Bennet
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