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abate
used in King Lear

2 uses
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Definition
to become less in amount or intensity
  • My lord, I know not what the matter is; but to my judgment your highness is not entertained with that ceremonious affection as you were wont; there's a great abatement of kindness appears as well in the general dependants as in the duke himself also and your daughter.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (17% in)
  • ] Never, Regan: She hath abated me of half my train; Look'd black upon me; struck me with her tongue, Most serpent-like, upon the very heart:— All the stor'd vengeances of heaven fall On her ingrateful top!
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (49% in)

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