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If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Charles De Montesquieu
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Etymology 1

Old English miht

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
might

Plural
-

might (-)
  1. (uncountable) Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
  2. (uncountable) Physical strength.
    He pushed with all his might, but still it would not move.
  3. (uncountable) The ability to do something.
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Etymology 2

Old English meahte

Verb

might

  1. (auxiliary) Simple past of may.
  2. (auxiliary) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
    I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
  3. (auxiliary) Used to indicate permission in simple past tense.
    He asked me if he might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
Conjugation
  • archaic second-person singular simple past - mightest
  • nonstandard, archaic third-person singular simple past - mighteth
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