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Deal, subst., a quantity: “the fellow has a d. of that too much, which holds him much to have,” All's III, 2, 92. a great d. of == much: Wiv. V, 3, 11. All's III, 6, 100. H6A I, 2, 101. Troil. II, 1, 108. Cor. II, 1, 32. Tim. III, 2, 53. a great d., adverbially: “you are not of his council. So should I be a great d. of his act,” All's IV, 3, 55. “greater a great d. in evil,” All's IV, 3, 55 “you pay a great d. too dear,” Wint. I, 1, 18. “words him a great d. from the matter,” Cymb. I, 4, 17. “you are a great d. abused,” Cymb. I, 4, 17 great d. (without the article): “great d. misprizing the knight,” Troil. IV, 5, 74. -- “an infinite d. of nothing,” Merch. I, 1, 114. “this intolerable d. of sack,” H4A II, 4, 592. “my shepherd's pipe can sound no d.” Pilgr. 271 (== nothing). “to weep with them that weep doth ease some d.” Tit. III, 1, 245. “such a d. of wonder,” Wint. V, 2, 26. “such a d. of spleen,” H4A II, 3, 81. III, 1, 154. “such a d. of stinking breath,” Caes. I, 2, 247. “such a d. of man,” Lr. II, 2, 127. “what a d. of scorn,” Tw. III, 1, 157. “what a d. of world I wander,” R2 I, 3, 269. “what a candy d. of courtesy,” H4A I, 3, 251. “what a d. of brine,” Rom. II, 3, 69.
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