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image (2 and 4 were 16-17th cent. senses)
1. appearance semblance, likeness Wint. V. i. 127 “Your father's is so hit in you,” John IV. ii. 71 “The of a wicked heinous fault,” Ham. V. ii. 77 “by the image of my cause I see The portraiture of his.”
2. visible appearance or form Ham. I. i. 81 “Our last king, Whose image even but now appear'd to us.”
3. counterpart, copy, likeness Meas. II. iv. 46 “heaven's ” (=mankind), Shr. Ind. i. 35, 1H4 V. iv. 120, R3 II. i. 124, Mac. II. iii. 85 “The great doom's image,” Lr. V. iii. 266, Lucr. 764.
4. representation Ham. III. ii. 251 “This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.”
5. embodiment, type 2H6 I. iii. 179 “ of pride,” Lr. II. iv. 91 “The images of revolt,” IV. vi. 163.
6. mental picture, idea, conception Tp. I. ii. 43, MND. V. i. 25 “fancy's i-s,” Tw.N. II. iv. 19, Troil. II. ii. 60, Mac. I. iii. 135.
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