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Count, vb., 1) to number, to reckon: “c. the clock,” Sonn. 12, 1. “to c. atomies,” As III, 2, 245. “c. thy way with sighs,” R2 V, 1, 89. H6A I, 4, 60. R3 I, 1, 162. Rom. II, 6, 32. Caes. II, 1, 192. Cymb. II, 4, 142. “to c. o'er,” Hml. III, 2, 172.
2) to account, to esteem, to think: “--ing best to be with you alone,” Sonn. 75, 7. “--ing no old thing old,” 108, 7. 121, 8. 127, 1. 141, 13. Gentl. V, 4, 70. Wiv. V, 5, 122. LLL II, 18. IV, 3, 263. IV, 3, 263 As V, 3, 40. All's II, 1, 155. Wint. I, 2, 245. III, 2, 28. John III, 1, 171. III, 3, 21. IV, 2, 66. R2 II, 3, 46. H6B II, 4, 39. H6C V, 6, 91. R3 IV, 1, 47. Rom. III, 5, 144. IV, 1, 9. Tim. III, 2, 62. Hml. II, 2, 261. Cymb. I, 5, 20. III, 2, 15.
3) Followed by of, == to attend to, to take notice of: “no man --s of her beauty,” Gentl. II, 1, 65. “c. of this, the count's a fool,” All's IV, 3, 258.
Transitively in the same sense? “I'll c. his favours,” Hml. V, 2, 78 (M. Edd. court). cf. “nor mother, wife, nor England's -- ed queen,” R3 IV, 1, 47.
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