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purchase sb.:
1. obtaining, acquisition John III. i. 205 “ of a heavy curse from Rome,” Per. I. ii. 72 “I sought the of a glorious beauty.”
2. spoil, booty 1H4 II. i. 101 “a share in our ” (Ff “purpose”), H5 III. ii. 46, R3 III. vii. 186 “Made prize and purchase of his wanton eye.”
3. “after fourteen years ,” lit. at a price equivalent to fourteen years' annual rent, i.e. (app.) at a very high price Tw.N. IV. i. 24.
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