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Antony and Cleopatra

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approach
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
approached the city
Approach, ho! all's not well: Caesar's beguil'd.†
approach = come near
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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Book2 uses
Library104 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.12
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celerity
2 uses
Celerity is never more admir'd
Than by the negligent.
celerity = speed
DefinitionGenerally celerity means:
a rate that is rapid
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.2
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endure   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
Mine eyes did sicken at the sight, and could not endure a further view.
endure = suffer through
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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Library18 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 3.10
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2  —1 use as in:
endure through the ages
The business she hath broached in the state Cannot endure my absence.
endure = survive (continue to exist in)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to continue to exist
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Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 1.2
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engender
1 use
From my cold heart let heaven engender hail
engender = cause
DefinitionGenerally engender means:
cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
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1st useScene 3.13
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enmity
1 use
lesser enmities may give way to greater
enmities = hatreds between enemies
DefinitionGenerally enmity means:
hatred toward someone or between people — typically long-lasting
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1st useScene 2.1
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exeunt
55 uses
Exeunt with the body.
exeunt = exit (a stage direction)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of exeunt means:
stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Book55 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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exigent
1 use
...Thou art sworn, Eros,
That when the exigent should come which now
Is come indeed, when I should see behind me
Th' inevitable prosecution of
Disgrace and horror, that on my command,
Thou then wouldst kill me. Do it. The time is come.
exigent = moment demanding attention
DefinitionGenerally exigent means:
demanding attention
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1st useScene 4.14
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grave
1 use
...Betray'd I am:
O this false soul of Egypt! this grave charm,
...
Beguil'd me to the very heart of loss.—
grave = destructive or evil

(editor's note:  This sense of grave is seldom used today. Today it is more likely used to mean "dangerous or serious.")
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
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Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 4.12
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importune
1 use
I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here importune death awhile, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay upon thy lips.
importune = beg (in this case, to wait a while)
DefinitionGenerally importune means:
beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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1st useScene 4.15
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inclined
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I'm inclined to
did dissuade Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar
incline = lean in favor of (have an attitude favoring)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency, mood, desire, or attitude that favors something; or making someone favor something
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 4.6
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inevitable
1 use
the inevitable prosecution of disgrace and horror
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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Library23 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 4.14
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insolent
1 use
Who, queasy with his insolence already,
Will their good thoughts call from him.
insolence = arrogance (rude disrespect)
DefinitionGenerally insolent means:
rudely disrespectful
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.6
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languish
1 use
death ... that rids our dogs of languish
languish = to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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1st useScene 5.2
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levity
2 uses
our graver business Frowns at this levity.
levity = amusement or a lack of seriousness
DefinitionGenerally levity means:
lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.7
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penitent
1 use
As nearly as I may, I'll play the penitent to you:
penitent = role of a person apologizing (expressing sorrow for misdeeds)
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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1st useScene 2.2
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ruminate
1 use
'tis a studied, not a present thought, by duty ruminated.
ruminated = thought about again and again
DefinitionGenerally ruminate means:
to think again and again about something; or to think about something in a sustained (continuing) manner
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1st useScene 2.2
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soothsayer
21 uses
where's the soothsayer that you praised so to the queen?
soothsayer = someone who is supposed to have the super-natural ability to tell what will happen in the future
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Book21 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.2
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superfluous
1 use
superfluous kings
superfluous = extra (more than is needed)
DefinitionGenerally superfluous means:
more than is needed, desired, or required
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1st useScene 3.12
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yield
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
yield to pressure
If thou please To take me to thee, as I was to him I'll be to Caesar; if thou pleasest not, I yield thee up my life.†
yield = give in, give way, or give up
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.10
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