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Dole, subst. 1) dealing, distribution: “that in the d. of blows your son might drop,” H4B I, 1, 169.
2) share, portion: “when I consider what great creation and what d. of honour flies where you bid it,” All's II, 3, 176. Happy man be his d. == a) may happiness be his portion: “I'll fight. You will! why, happy man be's d.” Wint. I, 2, 163. b) happy he who succeeds best: “if it be my luck, so; if not, happy man be his d.” Wiv. III, 4, 68. “sweet Bianca! happy man be his d.! he that runs fastest gets the ring,” Shr. I, 1, 144. “now, my masters, happy man be his d.” H4A II, 2, 81.
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