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Against, conj., in expectation of, and provision for the time when: “a. my love shall be with time's injurious hand crushed . . .” Sonn. 63, 1. “I'll charm his eyes a. she do appear,” Mids. III, 2, 99. “bid the priest be ready to come a. you come,” Shr. IV, 4, 104. “I would be all, a. the worst may happen,” H8 III, 1, 25. “and see them ready a. their mother comes,” Tit. V, 2, 206 (Ff gainst). “in the mean time, a. thou shalt awake, shall Romeo by my letters know our drift,” Rom. IV, 1, 113.
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