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deem

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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English

Etymology

From Old English dēman, from Proto-Germanic. Cognate with Danish dømme, Dutch doemen and Swedish döma.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to deem

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to deem (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To evaluate according to one's beliefs.
    She deemed his efforts insufficient.
  2. To hold as a personal opinion.

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Scots

Etymology

Scots form of English dame.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
deem

Plural
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  1. woman, dame
  2. maid (especially a kitchen maid)

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