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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ween  \Ween\,  v.  i.  [OE.  wenen,  AS  w?nan,  fr  w?n  hope, 
  expectation,  opinion;  akin  to  D.  waan,  OFries  w?n,  OS  & 
  OHG.  w[=a]n,  G.  wahn  delusion,  Icel.  v[=a]n  hope, 
  expectation,  Goth.  w?ns,  and  D.  wanen  to  fancy,  G.  w["a]hnen, 
  Icel.  v[=a]na  to  hope,  Goth.  w?njan,  and  perhaps  to  E. 
  winsome,  wish.] 
  To  think;  to  imagine;  to  fancy.  [Obs.  or  Poetic]  --Spenser. 
  Milton. 
 
  I  have  lost  more  than  thou  wenest  --Chaucer. 
 
  For  well  I  ween,  Never  before  in  the  bowers  of  light 
  Had  the  form  of  an  earthly  fay  been  seen.  --J.  R. 
  Drake. 
 
  Though  never  a  dream  the  roses  sent  Of  science  or 
  love's  compliment,  I  ween  they  smelt  as  sweet.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 




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