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abstract (3 and 4 are peculiar to S.)
1. epitome (of something greater), compendium (of many qualities) John II. i. 101, Ant. I. iv. 9 “the abstract of all faults.”
2. summary account R3 IV. iv. 28, Ham. II. ii. 555 “abstracts and brief chronicles of the time.”
3. summary proceeding All'sW. IV. iii. 100 “an abstract of success,” Ant. III. vi. 61 (“obstruct”†).
4. short catalogue or inventory Wiv. IV. ii. 65.
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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 3.6
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
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