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Execution, 1) a carrying into effect, performance: Gentl. I, 3, 36. Meas. I, 1, 60. II, 2, 11. Wint. I, 2, 260. H4B IV, 1, 174. H6A V, 5, 99. R3 I, 3, 346. Troil. III, 2, 89. Cor. II, 1, 257. III, 3, 21. Rom. IV, 1, 69. Caes. I, 2, 301. Mcb. III, 1, 105.
2) action, working: “scarce I can refrain the e. of my big-swoln heart upon that Clifford,” H6C II, 2, 111. by reason guide his (the ram's) “e.” Troil. I, 3, 210. “the sway, revenue, e. of the rest,” Lr. I, 1, 139. “the e. of his wit, hands, heart,” Oth. III, 3, 466.
3) any deed of hostility and violence, blows, slaughter, destruction: “be swift like lightning in the e.” R2 I, 3, 79. “holds his infant up and hangs resolved correction in the arm that was upreared to e.” H4B IV, 1, 214. “retreat is made and e. stayed,” IV, 3, 78. “doing the e. and the act for which we have assembled them,” H5 II, 2, 17. “hath done to-day mad and fantastic e.” Troil. V, 5, 38. “to do some fatal e.” Tit. II, 3, 36. his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody e. Mcb. 1, 2, 1, 2 With on: “do e. on the watch,” H6A III, 2, 35. Tit. IV, 2, 84. V, 3, 76. “thy cruelty in e. upon offenders hath exceeded law,” H6B I, 3, 135.
4) death lawfully inflicted: Gentl. IV, 2, 134. Meas. I, 4, 74. IV, 2, 24. IV, 2, 24 Err. V, 121. Wint. 1, 2, 1, 2 R2 III, 1, 30. H4B IV, 3, 80. H5 III, 6, 58. H6A II, 5, 99. V, 4, 54. H6B II, 3, 6. R3 III, 5, 46. H8 IV, 2, 121. Cor. V, 2, 52. V, 4, 8. Cymb. III, 2, 72. “is e. done on Cawdor?” Mcb. I, 4, 1.
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