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Deserve, 1) trans. to be worthy of, to merit; applied to good and evil; a) followed by an accus.: “her pleading hath --d a greater fee,” Ven. 609. “--d more than a prison,” Tp. I, 2, 362. Sonn. 2, 9. 39, 8. 79, 6. Pilgr. 32. Gentl. I, 2, 48. II, 4, 59. II, 7, 82. V, 4, 147. Wiv. II, 2, 125. III, 3, 81. III, 3, 81 Meas. III, 1, 45. V, 11. V, 11 Ado I, 1, 12. III, 1, 45. III, 1, 45 V, 2, 8. Mids. II, 2, 124. Mids. II, 2, 124 IV, 2, 23. Merch. I, 2, 131. II, 7, 7. II, 9, 59. IV, 1, 446. V, 181. V, 181 As I, 2, 274. III, 2, 421. V, 4, 193. All's I, 3, 205. R2 I, 3, 158. V, 1, 68. H6A III, 3, 89. H6B IV, 3, 11. H6C II, 6, 26. III, 3, 249. V, 1, 104. R3 I, 2, 223. III, 1, 49. III, 4, 61. III, 4, 61 III, 4, 61. IV, 1, 113. Troil. IV, 1, 53 (Ff merits). Cor. III, 1, 60. III, 3, 140. Tim. I, 1, 102. Ant. III, 6, 34 etc.
b) To d. sth. of a p.: “what he --s of you and me,” H8 III, 2, 14. “the people d. such pity of him as the wolf does of the shepherds,” Cor. IV, 6, 110. “of whom I have --d this hearing,” Tim. II, 2, 207. “something you may d. of him through me,” Mcb. IV, 3, 15.
c) Followed by an inf.: “how I may d. to be your porter,” Wiv. II, 2, 180. Sonn. 142, 12. LLL IV, 3, 208. All's II, 5, 37. Wint. III, 2, 179. R2 II, 1, 193. H4B IV, 3, 91 (better than you d., viz to be spoken of). H6A I, 1, 9. H6C I, 1, 219. IV, 1, 47. Cor. V, 3, 206. Caes. III, 1, 132. Mcb. I, 3, 111. Per. II, 1, 107. “I have --d all tongues to talk their bitterest,” Wint. III, 2, 216.
2) intr. to be worthy: “others say thou dost d.” Ado III, 1, 115. “I shall study --ing,” Lr. I, 1, 32. “a --ing woman,” Oth. II, 1, 146. Modified by an adverb: “she --s well,” LLL I, 2, 124. “d. well at my hands,” Ado V, 2, 2. “you have well --d,” As I, 2, 254. I, 3, 37. All's IV, 3, 332. Tw. IV, 2, 86. H6C V, 1, 93. “I know her virtuous and well --ing,” H8 III, 2, 98. “I hope she will d. well,” IV, 2, 136. “Richard hath best --d of all my sons,” H6C I, 1, 17. “very nobly have you --d,” Wint. IV, 4, 529. “let me d. so ill as you,” Cor. III, 1, 51. “doth ill d. by doing well,” Cymb. III, 3, 54. “God grant that some d. not worse than Clarence,” R3 II, 1, 93. “would thou hadst less --d,” Mcb. I, 4, 18. “hast no less --d,” Mcb. I, 4, 18 “how pitiful I d.” Ado V, 2, 29.
Followed by of: “wherein have I so --d of you?” Meas. V, 507. Ado IV, 1, 263. Cor. II, 2, 27. II, 3, 94.
The partic. deserved == having deserved: “unpitied let me die, and well --d,” All's II, 1, 192. “whose gratitude towards her --d children is enrolled in Jove's own book,” Cor. III, 1, 292 (== well deserving, meritorious).
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