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[sey-ist] /ˈseɪ ɪst/
verb, Archaic.
2nd person singular of say1 .
Also, sayst
[seyst] /seɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But what sayst thou, Little John, to a merry adventure this fair day?

  • And what sayst thou to the effect which the words produced upon me?

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • And he proceeded, reflectively: "In th' corner cupboard, sayst tha?"

  • She said that thou came not of thy own free-will; what sayst thou to that, sirrah—is it true?

    Men of Iron Howard Pyle
  • When thou canst at no time forget Him, waking or sleeping, whatso thou dost or sayst, then is thy love Inseparable.

  • Come, thou lookest a gamesome fellow--cross he goes, pile he stays; best two in three flips--what sayst?

    Master Skylark John Bennett
  • The maid turned back into the house and betook herself to bed, whilst the lady said to her gallant, 'Well, how sayst thou?

  • Accordingly he came down and his master said to him, 'Now, what sayst thou thou sawest?'

  • And if any one should thus question him; What sayst thou, Epicurus, that this is voidness, and that the nature of voidness?

  • Thou didst hesitate, sayst thou, before confiding to me the discovery thou hadst made.

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