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quick (obs. or arch. meanings are)
1. living, alive Wiv. III. iv. 90, H5 II. ii. 79 “The mercy that was in us . . . is . . . kill'd,” Tim. IV. iii. 44, Ham. V. i. 136.
2. =‘quick with child’ LLL. V. ii. 680, 685
3. (of springs) running, flowing Tp. III. ii. 77 “Where the quick freshes are.”
4. (of air) sharp, piercing Per. IV. i. 27.
5. hasty, impatient LLL. II. i. 117, R3 IV. iv. 362 “Your reasons are too shallow and too quick.”
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