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Constrain, 1) to force: H4B I, 1, 196. Mcb. V, 4, 13. Followed by “to:” Cymb. III, 5, 47. By the infinitive with “to:” Ado I, 1, 208. Mids. III, 2, 428. Tw. II, 3, 69. Tw. II, 3, 69 H6A II, 1, 7. Rom. II, 4, 57. Ant. III, 6, 56. Cymb. V, 5, 141. By the inf. without to: “--s them weep,” Cor. V, 3, 100.
2) to do violence to, to violate: “her spotless chastity you --ed and forced,” Tit. V, 2, 178. cf. “being --ed with dreadful circumstance,” Lucr. 1703 (cf. Enforce and Force). The latter passage may fall under def. Lucr. 1703
3) to produce or put on in opposition to nature: “--s the garb quite from his nature,” Lr. II, 2, 103. “--ed blemishes,” Ant. III, 13, 59. “gyves, desired more than --ed,” Cymb. V, 4, 15.
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