Third-person singular simple present indicative form of say.(verb)
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Use "says" in a sentence
"Cowen had resigned_, he says something which to be sure would look "_like that_," _as the citizen says_, upon the first impression; but which on being critically examined, contradicts the fact on the face of it."
"I says to the boy, "You bring me the luggage," I says"
"_ He finds out from the reporter that these two fellers has got a piece-work wage-scale for playing on the fiddle of five dollars a note, net cash, and he says that both of them is wonderful fiddlers, y'understand, but that to his mind Kreisler plays with more of the artistic temperature than Zimbalist, or if he doesn't actually say so, y'understand, the reporter goes back to his newspaper and _says_ he said so, and the consequence is that when in next Sunday's paper Rosenbaum reads,"