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late 14c. (v.); c.1600 (n.), echoic.

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  • I tink a lady of a certain rank has always good principes enough, to be sure, and as to the rest qu'importe?

  • I no tink it much of a countree, no havee muchee--how you call--Commerce.

  • Which is tink Tuttle's cue to open up on the266 story of his life.

    Torchy Sewell Ford
  • tink, tink, a - tink - a - tink, tink - a - tink - a - dido!

  • "tink of dat horrid old woman wanting to steal our own little oppsie, woppsie, toppsie babykins," he said.

    Baby Mine Margaret Mayo
  • Dey will not take de scrip at eighty-two, and I tink dey are right.

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • I'll tink de whole river not laugh so ver' bad if you pay dose young girl one hunder dollare for save you so kind.'

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson
  • "I tink I shall try," she said, separating herself in her wrath from her friend.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • No, me not like you, massa; me tink nobody like me,—nobody feel such a heart as me.

    The Annals of the Poor Legh Richmond
  • tink had worked there, too, and his sister had married one of the hands.

    Torchy Sewell Ford

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