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contract
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Measure for Measure
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as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
  • —Upon a true contract I got possession of Julietta’s bed:

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  • She signed the contract.
  • A lot of people get into trouble by signing contracts they don’t understand.

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  • Craft against vice I must apply; With Angelo to-night shall lie His old betrothed but despis’d; So disguise shall, by the disguis’d, Pay with falsehood false exacting, And perform an old contracting.
  • Nor, gentle daughter, fear you not at all; He is your husband on a pre-contract: To bring you thus together ’tis no sin, Sith that the justice of your title to him Doth flourish the deceit.

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  • Come hither, Mariana:— Say, wast thou e’er contracted to this woman?
  • She should this Angelo have married; was affianced to her by oath, and the nuptial appointed: between which time of the contract and limit of the solemnity her brother Frederick was wrecked at sea, having in that perished vessel the dowry of his sister.
  • ] This is that face, thou cruel Angelo, Which once thou swor’st was worth the looking on: This is the hand which, with a vow’d contract, Was fast belock’d in thine; this is the body That took away the match from Isabel, And did supply thee at thy garden-house In her imagin’d person.

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as in: legal contract Define
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
as in: contract the disease Define
to get -- especially in reference to a disease
as in: the metal contracted Define
when something gets shorter or smaller
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