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shew

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to shew

Third person singular
shews

Simple past
shewed

Past participle
shewed or shewn

Present participle
shewing

to shew (third-person singular simple present shews, present participle shewing, simple past shewed, past participle shewed or shewn)
  1. (archaic) To show.
  2. To prove.

Quotations

  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1], Genesis 12:1
    Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
  • 1786: Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page xiv.
    The section shewing its concavity and handle.
  • 1921: Marcel Proust translated by C. K. Moncrieff, Swann's Way, page 1.
    I would ask myself what o'clock it could be; I could hear the whistling of trains, which, now nearer and now farther off, punctuating the distance like the note of a bird in a forest, shewed me in perspective the deserted countryside through which a traveller would be hurrying towards the nearest station: the path that he followed being fixed forever in his memory but the general excitement due to being in a strange place, to farewells exchanged beneath an unfamiliar lamp which echoed still in his ears amid the silence of the night; and to the delightful prospect of being once again at home.
  • ????: M. Le Page Du Pratz, History of Louisisana (PG) page 40.
    I give it you without any other design than to shew you that I reckon nothing dear to me, when I want to do you a pleasure.

Verb

shew

  1. (East Anglia dialect) Simple past of show.
    As I travelled the signposts shew me the way.

Noun

Singular
shew

Plural
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shew ({{{1}}})
  1. (archaic) A show.

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