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observation (2 cf. OBSERVANCE 1, OBSERVANT, and OBSERVE)
1. observance (of rites) MND. IV. i. 110.
2. observing of the wishes of others, paying court, obsequiousness John I. i. 208.
3. =OBSERVANCE 2, Tp. III. iii. 87 “with good life And observation strange.”
4. something learned by observing, knowledge, experience Ado IV. i. 167, AYL. II. vii. 41 “in his brain . . he hath strange places cramm'd With ,” Lr. I. i. 292.
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