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Constancy, 1) firmness of mind: All's II, 1, 87. H8 III, 2, 2 (?). Troil. I, 3, 21. Caes. II, 1, 227. Caes. II, 1, 227 II, 4, 6. Mcb. II, 2, 68.
2) faithfulness: “there is written in your brow, provost, honesty and c.” Meas. IV, 2, 163. “whose --ies expire before their fashions,” All's I, 2, 62. Especially in love: Sonn. 105, 7. 117, 14. 152, 10. Phoen. 22. Gentl. II, 2, 8. Tw. II, 4, 78. H5 V, 2, 161. Troil. III, 2, 168. Cymb. I, 4, 137.
3) consistency: “all the story . . . grows to something of great c.” Mids. V, 26. Perhaps also in H8 III, 2, 2: if you will now unite in your complaints, and force them with a c., the cardinal cannot stand under them (but cf. Ado II, 2, 55).
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