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Dote, 1) to act or speak irrationally: “dumbly she passions, franticly she --th,” Ven. 1059. “peace, --ing wizard,” Err. IV, 4, 61. V, 195. V, 195 LLL V, 2, 76. H4B IV, 4, 126. H5 II, 1, 65. Troil. II, 2, 58. Tit. III, 2, 23. Oth. II, 1, 208. Ant. III, 11, 15.
2) to be fond, to love to excess: “love makes young men thrall and old men d.” Ven. 837. Lucr. 155. Lucr. 155 Lucr. 155 Sonn. 131, 3. 141, 4. Compl. 235. Err. III, 2, 47. LLL IV, 3, 126. Troil. V, 4, 4. Rom. II, 3, 82. III, 3, 67. Oth. III, 3, 170. Ant. III, 10, 20. --ing == fond, tender: “thou art --ing father of his fruit,” Lucr. 1064. Lucr. 1064 Wiv. II, 2, 203. “a grandam's name is little less in love than is the --ing title of a mother,” R3 IV, 4, 300. -- Followed by on or “upon:” Lucr. 416. Lucr. 416 Sonn. 148, 5. Tp. IV, 231. Gentl. II, 4, 173. Gentl. II, 4, 173 IV, 4, 87. Wiv. II, 2, 106. Ado II, 1, 320. II, 3, 99. II, 3, 99 Mids. I, 1, 108. Mids. I, 1, 108 Mids. I, 1, 108 II, 1, 171. III, 2, 3. IV, 1, 50. IV, 1, 50 Merch. I, 2, 120. As l, 2, 151. All's II, 1, 48. Tw. II, 2, 36. H4A III, 1, 146. H4B IV, 1, 138. H8 II, 1, 52. Cor. II, 1, 204. Hml. V, 2, 197. Lr. I, 4, 41. Oth. I, 1, 46.
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