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allay
used in The Merchant of Venice

2 uses
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Definition
reduce the intensity of or calm
  • be moderate; allay thy ecstasy; In measure rain thy joy; scant this excess; I feel too much thy blessing; make it less, For fear I surfeit!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (34% in)
allay = reduce the intensity of or calm
  • Pray thee, take pain To allay with some cold drops of modesty Thy skipping spirit, lest through thy wild behaviour I be misconstrued in the place I go to, And lose my hopes.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Venice. A street (90% in)

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