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surfeit
used in Henry IV, Part 2

3 uses
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Definition
an excessive amount

or:

eating until excessively full
  • The commonwealth is sick of their own choice; Their over-greedy love hath surfeited: An habitation giddy and unsure Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — York. The Archbishop's palace (80% in)
  • Briefly to this end: we are all diseased, And with our surfeiting and wanton hours Have brought ourselves into a burning fever, And we must bleed for it; of which disease Our late king, Richard, being infected, died.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Yorkshire. Gaultree Forest (26% in)
  • I have long dream'd of such a kind of man, So surfeit-swell'd, so old, and so profane; But, being awaked, I do despise my dream.
    5.5 — Act 5 Scene 5 — A public place near Westminster Abbey (36% in)

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