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air sb. (senses 2, 3, and 4 become common after S., as also the sense of ‘tune’ MND. I. i. 183)
1. breath Wint. V. iii. 78 “There is an air comes from her,” 2H6 III. ii. 371* “catch the air.”
2. “take air,” (of a plan) to get abroad Tw.N. III. iv. 147 “lest the device take air.”
3. manner, style Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 758 “the air of the court,” Tim. V. i. 26 “Promising is the very air o' the time.”
4. mien, demeanour Wint. V. i. 128 “Your father's image., His very air.”
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