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Current, adj. 1) in general circulation, common: “speak 'pardon' as 'tis c. in our land,” R2 V, 3, 123.
2) generally received, of full value, sterling, having currency: “thy word is c. with him for my death,” R2 I, 3, 231. “let not his report come c. for an accusation,” H4A I, 3, 68. “it holds c. that I told you yesternight,” II, 1, 59 (i. e. it remains in force, proves to be true). “we must have bloody noses and cracked crowns, and pass them c. too,” II, 3, 97. “no soldier . . . should go so general c. through the world,” IV, 1, 5. “the one you may do with sterling money, and the other with c. repentance,” H4B II, 1, 132. “thou canst make no excuse c. but to hang thyself,” R3 I, 2, 84. “your fire-new stamp of honour is scarce c.” I, 3, 256. “and yet go c. from suspicion,” II, 1, 94 (i. e. and yet are thought honest and free from suspicion). “to try if thou be c. gold indeed,” IV, 2, 9. “held c. music,” H8 I, 3, 47 (thought to be a good musician).
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