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Deed, 1) act, action; a) a thing having been done: Lucr. Arg. Wint. IV, 4, 577 Lucr. 195. Lucr. 195 Lucr. 195 Lucr. 195 Lucr. 195 Lucr. 195 Lucr. 195 Tp. III, 3, 72. Meas. II, 2, 93. III, 1, 135. III, 2, 187. IV, 4, 23. Err. III, 2, 20. Merch. IV, 1, 206. V, 91. As I, 2, 240. Wint. I, 2, 97. H6A I, 1, 15. H6A I, 1, 15 H6B I, 1, 97. 191 etc. etc.
b) a thing being done; doing: “thou grantest no time for charitable --s,” Lucr. 908. “to talk in --s,” Lucr. 908 “do --s of youth,” Sonn. 37, 2. “into my --s to pry,” 61, 6. “they look into the beauty of thy mind, and that in guess they measure by thy --s,” 69, 10. “the world is bent my --s to cross,” 90, 2. “sweetest things turn sourest by their --s,” 94, 13. “the guilty goddess of my harmful --s,” 111, 2. “in nothing art thou black save in thy --s,” 131, 13. “and controversy hence a question takes, whether the horse by him became his d., or he his manage by the well-doing steed,” Compl. 111. “each your doing crowns what you are doing in the present d.” Wint. IV, 4, 145. “to stop devoted charitable --s,” R3 I, 2, 35. “if it be known to him that I gainsay my d.” H8 II, 4, 96. “my father loved you; he said he did, and with his d. did crown his word upon you,” III, 2, 155. “we are yet but young in d.” Mcb. III, 4, 144. “what is't you do? a d. without a name,” IV, 1, 49. “in my true heart I find she names my very d. of love,” Lr. I, 1, 73. “did I but speak thy --s,” Oth. IV, 2, 76. “I will hope of better --s to-morrow,” Ant. I, 1, 62. Tp. V, 71. Gentl. II, 2, 18. Meas. I, 3, 38. V, 451. Merch. IV, 1, 202. As II, 4, 82. III, 3, 18. H6A III, 2, 49. IV, 7, 8. H8 III, 2, 153. 154 etc.
Euphemistically == copulation (cf. Do): “one that will do the d. though Argus were her eunuch,” LLL III, 200. “in the doing of the d. of kind,” Merch. I, 3, 86. “Io . . . beguiled and surprised, as lively painted as the d. was done,” Shr. Ind. 2, 58. “all other circumstances made up to the d.” Wint. II, 1, 179. “give her --s,” Troil. III, 2, 58. “edifies another with her --s,” V, 3, 112. “not in d.” Ant. I, 5, 15.
Followed by of, == performance: “do you think he will make no d. at all of this that so seriously he does address himself unto?” All's III, 6, 102. “the d. of saying is quite out of use,” Tim. V, 1, 28 (== the performance of what has been said. cf. “may give his saying d.” Hml. I, 3, 27).
2) written evidence of a legal act: “draw a d. of gift,” Merch. IV, 1, 394. Merch. IV, 1, 394 IV, 2, 1. V, 292. “ere this hand, by thee to Romeo sealed, shall be the label to another d.” Rom. IV, 1, 57.
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