do as you would be done by

do as you would have done unto you, treat others as you would like for others to treat you, do no evil

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • do as you would be done by — A pithier form of do unto others as you would they should do unto you. The forms are sometimes mixed, e.g. quot. 1991. c 1596 A. MUNDAY et al. Sir Thomas More 9 A [he] saies trewe: letts do as we may be doon by. 1747 CHESTERFIELD Letter 16 Oct.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • do as you would be done by — Treat and respect others as you would hope to be respected and treated by them …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • do unto others as you would they should do unto you — See do as you would be done by above. With allusion to LUKE vi. 31 (AV) As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. a 901 Laws of Alfred in F. Liebermann Gesetze Angelsachsen (1903) I. 44 Thœt ge willen, thœt othre men eow …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • if you would be well served, serve yourself — Very similar to if you want a thing done well, do it yourself. 1659 G. TORRIANO English & Italian Dict. 39 Who hath a mind to any thing let him go himself. 1706 J. STEVENS Spanish & English Dict. s.v. Querer, If you would be well serv’d, serve… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • would — [ wud ] modal verb *** Would is usually followed by an infinitive without to : A picnic would be nice. Sometimes it is used without a following infinitive: They didn t do as much as they said they would. In conversation and informal writing,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • would */*/*/ — UK [wʊd] / US modal verb Summary: Would is usually followed by an infinitive without to : A picnic would be nice. Sometimes it is used without a following infinitive: They didn t do as much as they said they would. In conversation and informal… …   English dictionary

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