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Censure, vb., 1) to judge, to estimate: how the world will c. me for choosing so strong a prop . . ., Ven. Dedic. IV, 2, 272 where is my judgment fled, that --s falsely what they (my eyes) “see aright?” Sonn. 148, 4. I hear how I am --d: they say I will bear “myself proudly,” Ado II, 3, 233. “whose equality by our best eyes cannot be --d,” John II, 328. “c. me by what you were, not what you are,” H6A V, 5, 97. “say you consent and c. well the deed,” H6B III, 1, 275 (==approve). “do you know how you are --d here in the city?” Cor. II, 1, 25. “c. me in your wisdom,” Caes. III, 2, 16. “how I may be --d, something fears me to think of,” Lr. III, 5, 3. Absolutely: “the shouting varletry of --ing Rome,” Ant. V, 2, 57. Followed by on: “that I should c. thus on lovely gentlemen,” Gentl. I, 2, 19. Followed by of: “to c. of his seeming,” Hml. III, 2, 92 (Qq in c.).
2) to sentence: “has --d him already; and the provost hath a warrant for his execution,” Meas. I, 4, 72. “erred in this point which now you c. him,” II, 1, 15. “when I, that c. him, do so offend,” II, 1, 15 “until their greater pleasures first be known that are to c. them,” Lr. V, 3, 3.
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