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Definition of Would

  • Commonly used as an auxiliary verb, either in the past tense or in the conditional or optative present. See 2d & 3d Will.
  • See 2d Weld.

How to use would in a sentence. Would pronunciation.

Ay, and he would have it, because it pleased him to have it-like his father before him.
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He would have old Soolsby's palace for his spy-glass, would he then?
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I had but come back in time-a day later, and he would have sat here and seen me in the Pit below before giving way.
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Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
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Then he would buy my Colisyum, and I wouldn't sell it for all his puffball lordship might offer.
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I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
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When I asked Soolsby how it came he had been rumoured dead, he said that he himself had been the cause of it; but for what purpose he would not say, save that he was going a long voyage, and had made up his mind to return no more.
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And he would say no more, but would walk with me even to my father's door.
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Now the Muezzin from a minaret called to prayer, and the fellah in his cotton shirt and yelek heard, laid his load aside, and yielded himself to his one dear illusion, which would enable him to meet with apathy his end-it might be to-morrow!-and go forth to that plenteous heaven where wives without number awaited him, where fields would yield harvests without labour, where rich food in gold dishes would be ever at his hand.
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This esteem gave greater certainty that any backsheesh coming from the estate of Benn Claridge would not be sifted through many hands on its way to himself.
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David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
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To step aside is human-' Mr. Claridge, of that Egypt I don't know much more'n would entitle me to say, How d'ye do.
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Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
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Kaid might slay, might toss a pasha or a slave into the Nile now and then, might invite a Bey to visit him, and stroke his beard and call him brother and put diamond-dust in the coffee he drank, so that he died before two suns came and went again, "of inflammation and a natural death"; but he, Achmet Pasha, was the dark Inquisitor who tortured every day, for whose death all men prayed, and whom some would have slain, but that another worse than himself might succeed him.
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He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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Yet I would buy thee to remain here-here at my court; here by my hand which will give thee the labour thou lovest, and will defend thee if defence be needed.
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David looked at Kaid as though he would read in his face the reply that he must make, but he did not see Kaid; he saw, rather, the face of one he had loved more than Jonathan had been loved by the young shepherd-prince of Israel.
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It would seem as though the Prince Pasha was ready to make him, as well as David, a favourite.
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He would give much to hear the conversation between Kaid and the stranger; he was all too conscious of its purport.
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Besides, the game afoot was not of his making, and he was ready to await the finish, the more so because he was sure that to-morrow would bring forth momentous things.
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Examples of Would

Example #1
A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
Example #2
He laughed in a snarling way that made me shrink, and answered: "He wanted this and he wanted that-his high-handed, second-best lordship.
Example #3
It scared him, as though I was the devil himself, to find me here.
Example #4
Now is it astronomy, and now chemistry, and suchlike; and always it is the Eglington mind, which let God A'mighty make it as a favour.
Example #5
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.