Pronunciation 1 Verb

shew (shews, present participle shewing; past shewed, past participle shewed)

  1. Archaic spelling of show#English|show.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗:
      , Genesis 12:1
      Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗:
      , Ruth 2:19
      And she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought to day is Boaz.
    • 1786: Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page xiv.
      The section shewing its concavity and handle.
    • 1843: Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, Book 2, Ch. 5, Twelfth Century
      We have Processions, Preachings, Festivals, Christmas Plays, Mysteries shewn in the Churchyard, at which latter the Townsfolk sometimes quarrel.
    • 1884: Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland, Sec. 4, Concerning the Women
      But, as I shall soon shew, this custom, though it has the advantage of safety, is not without its disadvantages.
    • 1908: T. J. I'a Bromwich, An Introduction to the Theory of Infinite Series, Power Series, Derangement of expansions.
      Expand the series \frac{1}{1-x}-\frac{x}{(1-x)^3}+\frac{1 \cdot 3}{2!}\frac{x^2}{(1-x)^3}-\frac{1 \cdot 3 \cdot 5}{3!}\frac{x^3}{(1-x)^7}+\cdots powers of x, shewing that the coefficient of x^n is S_{n}=1+\sum_{1}^{n}(-1)^r\frac{(n+r)!}{(r!)^2(n-r)!}\frac{1}{2^r}.
    • 1921: Marcel Proust translated by C. K. Moncrieff, Swann's Way, page 1.
      I would ask myself what o'clock it could be; I could hear the whistling of trains, which, now nearer and now farther off, punctuating the distance like the note of a bird in a forest, shewed me in perspective the deserted countryside through which a traveller would be hurrying towards the nearest station: the path that he followed being fixed forever in his memory but the general excitement due to being in a strange place, to farewells exchanged beneath an unfamiliar lamp which echoed still in his ears amid the silence of the night; and to the delightful prospect of being once again at home.

shew (plural shews)

  1. Archaic spelling of show#English|show.
Pronunciation 2 Verb
  1. (East Anglia) simple past tense of show
    As I travelled, the signposts shew me the way.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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