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Definition of "quoth" []

  • Archaic Uttered; said. Used only in the first and third persons, with the subject following: "Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore!'” ( Edgar Allan Poe). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quoth" in a sentence
  • "Sultan’; and again quoth he, ‘If calamity befal one who is not pure by ablution; verily and assuredly let him blame none but himself.’"
  • ""If a whale can go through that channel, I can," quoth "Cap'n Nat.""
  • ""Not in _ein_ t'ousand year," quoth "Dutch" Tischer, Callahan's alternate on the fast mail."
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