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vast: the senses ‘boundless, immense’ and ‘waste, desolate’ are app. sometimes blended R3 I. iv. 39 “the empty, , and wandering air,” Tit. IV. i. 53 “the ruthless, , and gloomy woods,” V. ii. 36 “No obscurity or misty vale” ; extending far and wide John IV. iii. 152 “ confusion” ;—sb. (1) desolate period (of the night) Tp. I. ii. 327, Ham. I. ii. 198 “the dead vast and middle of the night” (Qq1 5 6; others “wast(e)”; (2) boundless desolate sea Wint. I. i. 33, Per. III. i. 1 “The god of this great vast.”
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