When Titania awakens from her spell she famously says, "methought I was enamored of an ass."
But she looked sadly at the floor and said: "methought none but Sigurd the Volsung could have dared those awful flames."
methought anon you saw me go down with three pikes in my breast.
methought that it moved toward us and then straightway vanished!
methought he looked in no very good temper when I kissed her at the door.
It was such a scene, methought, as the souls of seamen drowned in these seas might flock to and haunt.
I could read them, methought; but though each one of the words 1817.
My old lord walked very steadily to where his son was sitting; he had a steady countenance, too, but methought a little cold.
Then they passed from me to the vanishing Jeanneton, and methought that she was about to call her back.
Sir, she panted, methought 't was thy mood to shame thy daughters; yet this shameth only 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.