- to believe, think, or suppose.
Origin of trow
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Examples from the Web for trow
“If an angel be a messenger of God, I trow he is one,” said Tibble.
“One of thy old doctors in barnacles, I trow,” said Stephen.
I said nought to him, for I trow thou wouldst not have him know thy plight!
But now, youngster, I have answered you freely, and I trow it is time that you answered me.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
And should we bid him bring us yet another course, I trow his answer will be tart!A Tangled Tale
- archaic to think, believe, or trust
Old English treow; related to Old Frisian triūwe, Old Saxon treuwa, Old High German triuwa; see troth, true
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Word Origin and History for trow
Old English treowian "to trust, believe," from treow "faith, belief," from Proto-Germanic *truwian (see true). Cognate with German trauen.
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