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Definition of "wist" []

  • Past tense and past participle of wit2. (verb)

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 "wist" in a sentence
  • "The language, too, is not obtrusively archaic as it is in Chatterton and some of the Spenserians; at most an occasional "wist" or "eftsoons"; now and then a light accent, in ballad fashion, on the final syllable of a rime-word like mariner or countrie."
  • "Amphillis, not you, and make sure that she wist which is she."
  • "Finally, many (if not most) of the questions are poorly translated into English such that there is one typo ( "wist" instead of "fist"), idiosyncratic word usage, and several unclear meanings."