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Constant, 1) firm, unshaken, persevering: “still c. in a wondrous excellence,” Sonn. 105, 6. “c. stars,” 14, 10; cf. Caes. III, 1, 60. Tp. I, 2, 207. Meas. III, 2, 239. Ado II, 2, 55. Merch. III, 2, 250. Tw. II, 4, 19. John III, 1, 291. H4A II, 3, 111. H5 II, 2, 133. II, 4, 35. Cor. I, 1, 243. V, 2, 100. Caes. III, 1, 22. Caes. III, 1, 22 Caes. III, 1, 22 Lr. I, 1, 44. V, 1, 4. “do not turn me about; my stomach is not c.” Tp. II, 2, 119 (== is queasy).
2) uniform, confirmed: “variable passions throng her c. woe,” Ven. 967. “like a c. and confirmed devil,” Lucr. 1513. “'twas just the difference betwixt the c. red and mingled damask,” As III, 5, 123. “and perish c. fools,” Cor. IV, 6, 105.
3) faithful: “none like you for c. heart,” Sonn. 53, 14. “were man but c., he were perfect,” Gentl. V, 4, 111. Gentl. V, 4, 111 Ado II, 1, 182. Merch. II, 6, 57. As II, 3, 57. H4A II, 3, 19. H4B II, 4, 293. H5 II, 2, 5. H6C III, 3, 240. IV, 1, 77. Troil. III, 2, 119. Troil. III, 2, 119 Oth. II, 1, 298. Cymb. I, 4, 65. I, 5, 75. with rich and c. pen, Per. IV Prol. 28. Followed by to: “though to myself forsworn, to thee I'll c. prove,” Pilgr. 59. Gentl. II, 6, 31. Ado II, 3, 67. Tw. V, 115. Wint. IV, 4, 45. Wint. IV, 4, 45 H8 III, 1, 134. Hml. V, 2, 208. Cymb. II, 5, 30.
4) consistent, logical: “I am no more mad than you are: make the trial of it in any c. question,” Tw. IV, 2, 53.
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