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think to

1. To have an inner monologue; to make a statement to oneself in one's mind, without saying it out loud. I had a moment where I thought to myself, "Why am I even working here?" I'm sure they don't think to themselves, "What if we're the bad guys?" They just don't care.
2. To have the idea to do something. I'm sorry, I didn't think to run the dishwasher before we left.
See also: think
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"Why are they digging up that road, why aren't our bins collected more often, why is there so much tax to pay but not enough spent on parks, libraries, schools, the NHS?" At times, we may even think to ourselves: "Did I know they would do this when I voted for them?" Well, this week we get the chance to do what our elected politicians at Westminster - and to some extent in our town halls - do on an almost daily basis on our behalf: make a decision which will affect all our lives for the forseeable future.
We would be crazy to shrug our shoulders and think to ourselves "hard luck Redcar, I'm all right Jack" GEOFF BULMER, Billingham
SCIENTISTS have discovered a way to "listen" to the words or conversations that we think to ourselves.
So we think to ourselves, there's something going on here--not yet palpable, but discernable in subtle ways.
"We have to think to ourselves how much of a privilege it was to play with and under him, but that chapter is closed now.
And if we can't get up in the morning and think to ourselves, thank Gawd I'm not in the shallowest game on earth, British politics, then we're all missing the point.