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ha (2 is freq. and is chiefly S.)
1. exclamation expressing wonder or surprise, eagerness, indignation; often preceded by “ha” or “ah” ( Tp. V. i. 263 “Ha, ha! What things are these?,” Ham. I. v. 150 “Ah, ha, boy! sayst thou so?” ).
2. used as an interjectional interrogative = eh? Mer.V. II. v. 44 “What says that fool . . . ha?”
3. inarticulate vowel sound, expressing hesitation or interruption in speech, often with “hum” Troil. III. iii. 287, Per. V. i. 84.
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    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 5.1
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