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Darkness, 1) absence of light: Ven. 1128. Lucr. 118. Lucr. 118 Lucr. 118 Lucr. 118 Sonn. 27, 8. Tp. I, 2, 130. V, 66. LLL I, 1, 78. Mids. I, 1, 148. V, 393. Tw. IV, 2, 34. Tw. IV, 2, 34 Tw. IV, 2, 34 V, 312. H4B I, 1, 160. H6A II, 1, 7. V, 4, 89. H6B II, 1, 67. IV, 1, 7. R3 I, 3, 269. V, 3, 86. H8 V, 5, 45. Rom. II, 3, 3. Caes. II, 1, 278. Mcb. II, 4, 9. Per. II, 3, 44.
2) death, in a physical and moral sense: “I will encounter d. as a bride,” Meas. III, 1, 84. cf. R3 I, 3, 269 and R3 I, 3, 269
3) hell: “this thing of d.” Tp. V, 275. “thy state of d.” Err. IV, 4, 59. “the prince of d.” All's IV, 5, 45. Lr. III, 4, 148. “the sons of d.” H4A II, 4, 191. III, 3, 42. “descend to d.” H6B I, 4, 42. “the instruments of d.” Mcb. I, 3, 124. “d. and devils!” Lr. I, 4, 273. IV, 6, 130. “send to d. all that stop me,” Ant. III, 13, 182. “to d. fleet souls that fly backwards,” Cymb. V, 3, 25. “the act of d.,” Lr. III, 4, 90, and “the deed of d.” Per. IV, 6, 32, i. e. fornication.
4) secrecy: “though lately we intended to keep in d. what occasion now reveals,” Tw. V, 156.
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