as who should say

as who should say
phrasal archaic so to speak

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • as who should say — phrasal archaic : so to speak I would build large in fine embossed vaults and painted arches, as who should say Henry James †1916 * * * as who should say (Shakespeare) Like someone saying • • • Main Entry: ↑who * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • as who — phrasal archaic : as one that : as if someone he nods at us, as who should say, “I ll be even with you” Shakespeare she recoiled as who finds thorns where she sought flowers Robert Browning such speech … was probably … a mere freak of the tongue… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Who — Who, pron. [Possess. {whose}; object. {Whom}.] [OE. who, wha, AS. hw[=a], interrogative pron., neut. hw[ae]t; akin to OFries. hwa, neut. hwet, OS. hw[=e], neut. hwat, D. wie, neut. wat, G. wer, neut. was, OHG. wer, hwer, neut. waz, hwaz, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • who — [ho͞o] pron. [ME who, ho, hwo < OE hwa, masc. & fem., hwæt, neut., who? what? (akin to L qui): for IE base see WHAT] 1. what or which person or persons: used to introduce a direct, indirect, or implied question [who is he? I asked who he was;… …   English World dictionary

  • who — /hooh/, pron.; possessive whose; objective whom. 1. what person or persons?: Who did it? 2. (of a person) of what character, origin, position, importance, etc.: Who does she think she is? 3. the person that or any person that (used relatively to… …   Universalium

  • should — W1S1 [ʃəd strong ʃud] modal v negative short form shouldn t ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(right thing)¦ 2¦(advice)¦ 3¦(expected thing)¦ 4¦(correct thing)¦ 5¦(orders)¦ 6¦(after that )¦ 7¦(possibility)¦ 8¦(imagined situations)¦ 9¦(request …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • who and whom — 1. Who is used as a relative pronoun (The woman who saw you) and as an interrogative (Who is there?), and whom is, formally, its objective form (The woman whom you saw / Whom did you see?). In all these uses who (or whom) refers to a person or to …   Modern English usage

  • say — say1 [ seı ] (3rd person singular says [ sez ] ; past tense and past participle said [ sed ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 express something using words ▸ 2 have opinion ▸ 3 mean something ▸ 4 give information/orders ▸ 5 show what someone/something is like ▸ 6… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • say — 1 /seI/ verb past tense and past participle said /sed/ 3rd person singular says USE WORDS 1 WORD/SOUND (T) to pronounce a word or sound: “What did you say?” | “I m so tired” she said. | say hello/goodbye etc: She left without even saying goodbye …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • say — I UK [seɪ] / US verb Word forms say : present tense I/you/we/they say he/she/it says UK [sez] / US present participle saying past tense said UK [sed] / US past participle said *** Get it right: say: Unlike the verb tell, the verb say is never… …   English dictionary

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