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pare
used in All's Well That Ends Well

2 uses
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Definition
to cut or reduce
The exact meaning of pare can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "Pare the budget." — cut it to make it smaller
  • "Pare the fat from the meat," or "Pare the apple." — cut away an outer layer or peel
  • "Use a paring knife." — a small general purpose chef's knife often used for peeling
  • "Pare the edge, so it will fit." — cut small bits or shavings from
  • Virginity breeds mites, much like a cheese; consumes itself to the very paring, and so dies with feeding his own stomach.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Partly in France, and partly in Tuscany (63% in)
  • 'tis too late to pare her nails now.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — Rousillon. The inner court of the COUNTESS'S palace (55% in)

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