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when (1 for phr. “when? can you tell?,” see TELL)
1. as an exclamation of impatience Tp. I. ii. 316 “Come, thou tortoise! when?,” R2 I. i. 162, Cæs. II. i. 5 “When, Lucius, when! Awake, I say!.”
2. after “seldom”=that Meas. IV. ii. 89 “seldom when” (=rarely) “The steeled gaoler is the friend of men.” 2H4 IV. iv. 79 “'Tis seldom when” . . .
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