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Dissemble, 1) intr. a) to assume a false appearance: Ven. 641. Wiv. III, 3, 152. As III, 4, 7. Shr. II, 9. Tw. IV, 2, 7. V, 167. H6A III, 1, 140. IV, 1, 63. H6B V, 1, 13. R3 I, 2, 237. II, 2, 31. Troil. V, 4, 8. Tim. V, 1, 98. Oth. III, 4, 34. Ant. I, 3, 79. Cymb. I, 1, 84. “I would d. with my nature,” Cor. III, 2, 62 (i. e. I would be hypocritical to myself). -- Sometimes, seemingly, == to be false in any way: “--ing villain, thou art false in both. --ing harlot, thou art false in all,” Err. IV, 4, 103. Err. IV, 4, 103 “all --ing set aside, tell me for truth the measure of his love,” H6C III, 3, 119. “that --ing abominable varlet Diomed,” Troil. V, 4, 2. And so perhaps in R3 I, 1, 19: cheated of feature by --ing nature (but it may be: nature which in other cases knows so well to feign and to hide a bad mind by a fair show).
b) to give a false appearance: “what wicked and --ing glass of mine made me compare with Hermia's sphery eyne?” Mids. II, 2, 98.
2) tr. a) to hide by a false appearance: “--d her delight,” Pilgr. 314. Pilgr. 314 “or both d. deeply their affections,” Shr. IV, 4, 42. “d. not your hatred, swear your love,” R3 II, 1, 8 (== do not gloss it over). Tit. I, 438. Tit. I, 438 Per. II, 5, 23.
b) to make unrecognizable, to disguise: “I will d. myself in it,” Tw. IV, 2, 5.
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