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Exception, contradiction, objection, disapprobation: “knew the true minute when e. bid him speak,” All's I, 2, 40. “he doth deny his prisoners, but with proviso and e.” H4A I, 3, 78. “how modest in e.” H5 II, 4, 34. “'tis positive 'gainst all --s,” IV, 2, 25. “what I have done, that might your nature, honour and e. roughly awake, I here proclaim was madness,” Hml. V, 2, 242. to take --s == to disapprove, to find fault; followed by “at:” Gentl. V, 2, 3. H6A IV, 1, 105. By “to:” Gentl. I, 3, 81. Tw. I, 3, 6. H6C III, 2, 46. By against: “thou hast taken against me a most just e.” Oth. IV, 2, 211 (Qq conception).
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