When Titania awakens from her spell she famously says, "methought I was enamored of an ass."
But she looked sadly at the floor and said: "methought none but Sigurd the Volsung could have dared those awful flames."
And yet methought I was a stranger to you, although you were none to me at the casino.
methought that it moved toward us and then straightway vanished!
And she said but two words, "My friend;" yet methought all love was in them.
It was such a scene, methought, as the souls of seamen drowned in these seas might flock to and haunt.
methought some of my brethren and sisters should be like to have after.
My old lord walked very steadily to where his son was sitting; he had a steady countenance, too, but methought a little cold.
methought anon you saw me go down with three pikes in my breast.
Sir, she panted, methought 't was thy mood to shame thy daughters; yet this shameth only me.
Old English me þyncð "it seems to me," from me (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan "to seem," reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan "to seem" and related þencan "to think," which bedevils modern students of the language (see think). The two thinks were constantly confused, then finally merged, in Middle English. Related: Methought.