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Defect, 1) fault, imperfection: “having no --s, why dost abhor me?” Ven. 138. Sonn. 49, 2. 70, 1. Tp. III, I, 44. Shr. I, 2, 124. R3 III, 7, 160. Troil. I. 3, 172. Hml. I, 4, 31. II, 2, 102. Lr. IV, 1, 22. Ant. II, 2, 55. Ant. II, 2, 55 d. of sth. == want of sth.: “d. of that we have,” Lucr. 151. “d. of spirit,” Lucr. 151 “of manners,” H4A III, 1, 184. “of judgment,” Cor. IV, 7, 39. Cymb. IV, 2, 111.
2) deficiency: “all my best doth worship thy d.” Sonn. 149, 11. “our will became the servant to d.” Mcb. II, 1, 18.
Misapplied: Mids. III, 1, 40. Merch. II, 2, 152.
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