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Definition for shouldst (2 of 2)
auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person shall, 2nd shall or (Archaic) shalt, 3rd shall, present plural shall; past singular 1st person should, 2nd should or (Archaic) shouldst or should·est, 3rd should, past plural should; imperative, infinitive, and participles lacking.
Origin of shall
usage note for shall
Example sentences from the Web for shouldst
Why shouldst thou be sorrowful, for I have a lovely home and friends and riches, and thou shalt never need to labour.Finnish Legends for English Children|R. Eivind
And then shouldst thou go with joy to thy work, after a Hymn, or the Ten Commandments, or whatever thy devotion may suggest.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism|Joseph Stump
But the man who had fetched the Moohel said unto him, "Thou also shouldst taste."The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
It may be of service to thee some time or other, shouldst thou ever travel through the wilds where it is used.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
Then shouldst thou have sung it only at that time, and not when it is yet day.The Turtles of Tasman|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for shouldst (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for shouldst (2 of 2)
verb past should (takes an infinitive without to or an implied infinitive)
- used as an auxiliary to indicate determination on the part of the speaker, as in issuing a threatyou shall pay for this!
- used as an auxiliary to indicate compulsion, now esp in official documentsthe Tenant shall return the keys to the Landlord
- used as an auxiliary to indicate certainty or inevitabilityour day shall come