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Complain, 1) intr. a) to lament: “the poor counterfeit of her --ing,” Lucr. 1269. Lucr. 1269 “to c. how far I toil,” Sonn. 28, 7. “to hear her so c.” Pilgr. 387. Gentl. I, 2, 127. V, 4, 5. Err. II, 1, 37. R3 IV, 1, 88 (Qq complaints). Cymb. IV, 2, 375. -- Followed by to: “--ing to her deity,” R3 I, 1, 76. “to his foe supposed he must c.” Rom. II Chor. Rom. II Chor.
b) to present an accusation: “thou camest here to c.” Meas. V, 114. “if they did c., what could the belly answer?” Cor. I, 1, 127. -- Followed by to: “to whom should I c.?” Meas. II, 4, 171. “let us c. to them what fools were here,” LLL V, 2, 302. “c. unto the king,” R3 I, 3, 43. By of: “that he hath cause to c. of,” Meas. II, 1, 121. “c. of good breeding,” As III, 2, 31, i. e. of not having received it; cf. “the shepherd that --ed of love,” III, 4, 51. “yet --est thou of obstruction,” Tw. IV, 2, 43. H4B IV, 2, 114. H6A IV, 1, 87. By of and to: “you'll c. of me to the king,” Wiv. I, 1, 112. “c. unto the duke of this indignity,” Err. V, 113. By on: “c. on theft,” Ven. 160. “on drouth,” Ven. 160 By on and to: “shall I c. on thee to our mistress?” Shr. IV, 1, 31.
2) trans.: “by chaste Lucrece' soul that late --ed her wrongs to us,” Lucr. 1839. “what I want it boots not to c.” R2 III, 4, 18.
3) refl.: “to all the host of heaven I c. me,” Lucr. 598. “of weariness he did c. him,” Lucr. 598 “where then may I c. myself? to God,” R2 I, 2, 42.
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