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shew

[shoh] /ʃoʊ/ Archaic.
verb (used with or without object), shewed, shewn, shewing, noun
1.
show.
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  • They would serve to shew me, she was pleased to say, how much in earnest my father was.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • You say, both honour and prudence forbid you to shew it to me.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • So, Miss, if you have a real value for your reputation, shew it as you ought.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • But after all, I dare say there will be no need but to shew your faces in my company.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • And as they are come, your father, to shew how much he is determined, will have me send them up to you.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • A plain case, that he had left his curiosity with me, and designed to shew me no other.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • It was kind of Mrs. Hardy to shew this interest, and Mrs. Weston esteemed her for it.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • And yet the seeds of it must be in your heart, or it could not all at once shew itself so rampant.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • And now, to shew my obedience, have I not offered to live single?

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Ay, said my uncle, and shew you what sort of a man somebody is.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for shew

shew

/ʃəʊ/
verb shews, shewing, shewed, shewn (ʃəʊn), shewed
1.
an archaic spelling of show
Derived Forms
shewer, noun
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