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Divide, 1) trans. a) to part into different pieces: “d. me like a bribed buck,” Wiv. V, 5, 27. Merch. III, 2, 15. As IV, 1, 45. R2 II, 2, 17. V, 1, 60. H4A II, 3, 34. III, 1, 70. III, 1, 70 V, 5, 34. H4B I, 3, 74. H5 I, 2, 183. H6A IV, 5, 49. V, 2, 11. H6C II, 5, 30. Troil. II, 3, 256. Caes. IV, 1, 14. Hml. V, 2, 118. Lr. I, 1, 38. Oth. I, 3, 181. Ant. I, 5, 53. IV, 14, 32. hindering their (the vapours') “present fall by this --ing,” Lucr. 551 (== scattering). “and she a fair --d excellence, whose fulness of perfection lies in him,” John II, 439 (i. e. a fraction only, a half).
b) to separate, sever: “let us --d live,” Sonn. 39, 5. “we were --d from them,” Tp. V, 239. R2 V, 1, 81. H4B I, 1, 194. R3 III, 1, 179 (cf. III, 2, 20). Troil. I, 3, 72. IV, 5, 69. Rom. III, 5, 30. Hml. IV, 5, 85. Ant. II, 3, 2. “d. the sunday from the week,” Hml. I, 1, 76 (== distinguish).
c) to disunite: “he little thought of this --d friendhip,” R3 I, 4, 244. V, 5, 27. V, 5, 27 “that our stars should d. our equalness to this,” Ant. V, 1, 47.
d) to distribute in shares: “how to d. the conquest of thy sight,” Sonn. 46, 2. “pledges the breath of him in a --d draught,” Tim. I, 2, 49. “take that, d. it,” Ant. III, 11, 5.
Reflectively: “o'er and o'er --s him 'twixt his unkindness and his kindness,” Wint. IV, 4, 562. “all the fiends d. themselves between you,” Cymb. II, 4, 130 (take every one a piece of you).
e) to share, to communicate: “her grievance with his hearing to d.” Compl. 67. “I will d. my crown with her,” H6A I, 6, 18.
2) intr. a) to part, to go asunder: it (her blood) “doth d. in two slow rivers,” Lucr. 1737. “I'ld d.” Tp. I, 2, 198. “so doth valour's show and valour's worth d. in storms of fortune,” Troil. I, 3, 46. “that a thing inseparate --s more wider than the sky and earth,” V, 2, 149.
b) to be disunited, to fall out: “brothers d.” Lr. I, 2, 116.
c) to share, to partake: “you shall in all d. with us,” Cor. I, 6, 87.
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