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allay
1 use
He hath indeed,—almost natural: for, besides that he's a fool, he's a great quarreller; and, but that he hath the gift of a coward to allay the gust he hath in quarrelling, 'tis thought among the prudent he would quickly have the gift of a grave.†
allay = reduce the intensity of or calm
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approach
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
approached the city
Toby approaches; courtsies there to me:†
approaches = comes nearer
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to
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beseech
4 uses
Here, wear this jewel for me; 'tis my picture; Refuse it not; it hath no tongue to vex you: And, I beseech you, come again to-morrow.†
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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consequence
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a direct consequence of
'Cast thy humble slough,' says she;—'be opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants,—let thy tongue tang with arguments of state,—put thyself into the trick of singularity;—and consequently, sets down the manner how; as, a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of some sir of note, and so forth.'
consequently = resultantly (as a result)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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convey
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
convey her safely to
By this hand, I am: Good fool, some ink, paper, and light, and convey what I will set down to my lady; it shall advantage thee more than ever the bearing of letter did.†
convey = transport
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direct   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
This concurs directly with the letter: she sends him on purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter.†
directly = exactly
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • "It was a direct hit." — exact
  • "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
  • "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
  • "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
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Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.4
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2  —1 use as in:
directed her question to
Farewell, and take her; but direct thy feet
Where thou and I henceforth may never meet.†
direct = guide
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
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Library31 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 5.1
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edify
1 use
Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers the madman:—'By the Lord, madam,—'†
edified = instructed
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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exeunt
22 uses
[Exeunt OLIVIA and MARIA.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Book22 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
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fraught
1 use
Orsino, this is that Antonio That took the Phoenix and her fraught from Candy: And this is he that did the Tiger board When your young nephew Titus lost his leg: Here in the streets, desperate of shame and state, In private brabble did we apprehend him.†
fraught = full of negative things
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inevitable
1 use
it is inevitable
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useScene 3.4
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inure
1 use
And, to inure thyself to what thou art like to be, cast thy humble slough and appear fresh.†
inure = cause to become untroubled by something unpleasant due to prior exposure to it
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lethargic
1 use
Cousin, cousin, how have you come so early by this lethargy?
lethargy = a state with a lack of energy
DefinitionGenerally lethargic means:
lacking energy
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mollify
1 use
— Some mollification for your giant, sweet lady.†
mollification = calm someone who is or may become angry or upset
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notwithstanding
1 use
That, notwithstanding thy capacity Receiveth as the sea, nought enters there, Of what validity and pitch soever, But falls into abatement and low price Even in a minute! so full of shapes is fancy, That it alone is high-fantastical.†
notwithstanding = in spite of; or in spite of the thing just mentioned (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally notwithstanding means:
in spite of; or in spite of the thing mentioned
(Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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1st useScene 1.1
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peruse
1 use
Pray you peruse that letter:
peruse = examine or consider with attention and in detail
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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presage
1 use
And his opposite, the youth, bears in his visage no great presage of cruelty.†
presage = serve as a sign of something about to happen — typically something bad
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prudent
1 use
'tis thought among the prudent...
prudent = sensible and careful
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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resolute
1 use
You are resolute, then?
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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simulate
1 use
M, O, A, I;—This simulation is not as the former:—and yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for every one of these letters are in my name.†
simulation = something that is not real, but is made to imitate or behave like something that is
DefinitionGenerally simulate means:
make an imitation or representation of
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