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Definition of "mayst" []

  • Variant of mayest. (auxiliary-verb)

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Use "mayst" in a sentence
  • "So, hold on there with your retraction, Rod Blagojevich, thou mayst retract too quickly."
  • "Perhaps it did not suit man to be completely freed from old bonds, from the steadying brakes of "Thou shalt not" and "Thou mayst not", and to be allowed to tear along straight towards the goal."
  • "And that thou mayst have the fullest trust in my word, I will give thee my nephew as a hostage."