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Confusion, 1) tumultuous medley, indistinct combination, disorder: “and fright her with c. of their cries,” Lucr. 445. “the musical c. of hounds and echo,” Mids. IV, 1, 115. “I will try --s with him,” Merch. II, 2, 39 (Q1 conclusions). “there is such c. in my powers,” III, 2, 179. As V, 4, 131. R2 II, 2, 19. H4A V, 1, 82. Rom. IV, 5, 66. Hml. III, 1, 2. Cymb. V, 3, 41. Per. IV, 1, 65.
2) ruin, overthrow: “they that lose half with greater patience bear it than they whose whole is swallowed in c.” Lucr. 1159. “infect thy sap and live on thy c.” Err. II, 2, 182. Mids. I, 1, 149. John II, 359. IV, 3, 152. H6A IV, 1, 77. H6A IV, 1, 77 H6B II, 1, 187. Cor. III, 1, 110. Cor. III, 1, 110 Rom. IV, 5, 65. Tim. IV, 1, 21. IV, 3, 127. IV, 3, 127 V, 4, 52. Mcb. II, 3, 71. III, 5, 29. Lr. III, 2, 92. Ant. III, 13, 115. Cymb. III, 1, 66. IV, 2, 92. -- Used as a curse: “shame and c.!” H6B V, 2, 31. “crying c.” Cor. IV, 6, 29. “plague! death! c.!” Lr. II, 4, 95.
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