methinks its owner doth protest too much—but wearing such a thing in 1968, he might have had no choice.
Nay, nay, methinks we are getting to the bottom of this thing.
“A tall and stalwart esquire, methinks,” said Master Headley.
I am not young, but, methinks, there is not quite so much beauty in this land as there was.
methinks that Gascony is too small a cock to crow so lustily.
For thou art lonely even as I am lonely, and thou art, methinks, one a lonely maid may trust.
methinks this is an excess of zeal for a friend who was so late an enemy!
And yet methinks it is but a simple matter when the doing of it is made clear.
I should wish, methinks, that you should not have either him or Solmes.
My heart, methinks, was almost as unburdened as if there had been no miserable life behind me.
Old English me þyncð "it seems to me," from me (pron.), dative of I, + þyncð, third person singular of þyncan "to seem," reflecting the Old English distinction between þyncan "to seem" and related þencan "to think," which bedevils modern students of the language (see think). The two thinks were constantly confused, then finally merged, in Middle English. Related: Methought.