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Creation, 1) the act of creating, of calling into existence: “heaven in thy c. did decree that in thy face sweet love should ever dwell,” Sonn. 93, 9. “not made after this downright way of c.” Meas. III, 2, 113. “when I consider what great c. and what dole of honour flies where you bid it,” All's II, 3, 176 (i. e. how you can make her what you please; cf. v. 150). “this bodiless c. ecstasy is very cunning in,” Hml. III, 4, 138.
2) the thing created: men their c. (viz women) “mar in profiting by them,” Meas. II, 4, 127. “a dagger of the mind, a false c., proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain,” Mcb. II, 1, 38.
3) the act of bringing the world into existence: “from the c. to the general doom,” Lucr. 924. R3 IV, 3, 19.
4) nature: “slandering c. with a false esteem,” Sonn. 127, 12. “what demi-god hath come so near c.?” Merch. III, 2, 116. “and in the essential vesture of c. does tire the ingener,” Oth. II, 1, 64.
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