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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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The Conservative leader said : "You know, Sainsbury's, Tesco, they don't think to themselves that the reduction of costs, which they do on a permanent basis, is going to make their service worse.
They think to themselves, 'That's the way it is, and it can't get better.'
If young people see these people, they think to themselves I want to be one of those guys so I can have all these free meals, tea and biscuits, just sitting down doing nothing.
"Tourists go to a place, or people just pass through on business and they think to themselves: 'What would be the best souvenir?'" says Emori.
"But the IT guys think to themselves: 'If my stuff doesn't work, anything you do doesn't matter.'"