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Double, adj. 1) twofold: Ven. 429. Lucr. 1114. Sonn. 78, 8. 111, 12. Compl. 3. Phoen. 39. Tp. V, 295. Wiv. III, 3, 187. Meas. II, 2, 184. III, 2, 205. V, 409. Err. III, 2, 17. LLL IV, 3, 331. V, 2, 762 (Coll. M. dull). Mids. III, 2, 180. Mids. III, 2, 180 IV, 1, 195. Merch. II, 8, 19 “(d. ducats).” Shr. IV, 3, 57. Tw. III, 2, 26. John IV, 2, 9. H4A III, 3, 202. H6A III, 2, 116. R3 IV, 4, 319. R3 IV, 4, 319 Mcb. I, 2, 37. I, 6, 15. Hml. V, 1, 118. Cymb. I, 6, 121 etc. “snakes with d. tongue,” Mids. II, 2, 9. III, 2, 72. R2 III, 2, 20. “your chin d.” H4B I, 2, 207. “d. beer,” H6B II, 3, 64 (O. Edd. double-beer). “I am not a d. man,” H4A V, 4, 141 (i. e. a fetch, an apparition). “a voice potential as d. as the duke's,” Oth. I, 2, 14 (== of twofold influence), “an he were d. and d. a lord,” All's II, 3, 254. Compar. “--r:” Mids. III, 2, 72.
2) two together, being in pairs: “why answer not the d. majesties?” John II, 480. “whose d. bosoms seem to wear one heart,” Cor. IV, 4, 13. “his d. vouchers,” Hml. V, 1, 114.
3) equivocal, deceitful, false: “a d. heart,” Ado II, 1, 288 (quibble). “a d. meaning,” II, 3, 267. “a d. tongue,” V, 1, 170. LLL V, 2, 245. Mids. III, 2, 72 “(--r). swear by your d. self,” Merch. V, 245. “d. both in his words and meaning,” H8 IV, 2, 38. “in a d. sense,” Mcb. V, 8, 20. “his purchases, and d. ones too,” Hml. V, 1, 118.
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