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used in Macbeth

2 uses
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to claim (openly state) — sometimes insincerely
  • This way, my lord;—the castle's gently render'd: The tyrant's people on both sides do fight; The noble thanes do bravely in the war; The day almost itself professes yours, And little is to do.
    5.7 — Act 5 Scene 7 — The same. Another part of the Plain (91% in)
  • I conjure you, by that which you profess,— Howe'er you come to know it,—answer me: Though you untie the winds, and let them fight Against the churches; though the yesty waves Confound and swallow navigation up; Though bladed corn be lodg'd, and trees blown down; Though castles topple on their warders' heads; Though palaces and pyramids do slope Their heads to their foundations; though the treasure Of nature's germins tumble all together, Even till destruction sicken,—answer me To what...
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron Boiling (28% in)

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