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Counterfeit, vb. 1) to copy or imitate; a) absolutely: “--ing actors,” H6C II, 3, 28. “thou --est most lively,” Tim. V, 1, 85 (equivocally). -- b) trans.: “--ing the action of an old woman,” Wiv. IV, 5, 121. “I c. him,” Ado II, 1, 121. H4A V, 4, 28. H6A II, 4, 62. H6A II, 4, 62 V, 3, 63. R3 III, 5, 5. Cor. II, 3, 108. Rom. III, 5, 132. Oth. III, 3, 356. Followed by an inf.: “--s to die with her,” Lucr. 1776.
2) to feign, to forge; a) absolutely: “she doth but c.” Ado II, 3, 107. Err. II, 2, 171. As IV, 3, 167. As IV, 3, 167 As IV, 3, 167 Tw. IV, 2, 22. Tw. IV, 2, 22 H4A V, 4, 114. H6C II, 6, 65. Lr. III, 6, 64. -- b) trans.: “c. sad looks,” Mids. III, 2, 237. R2 I, 4, 14. H4A V, 4, 118. H4B IV, 2, 27. “stamp and c. advantages,” Oth. II, 1, 247. Followed by an inf.: “c. to swoon,” As III, 5, 17. V, 2, 28. “c. to be a man,” IV, 3, 174.
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