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Employment, 1) use: “wit may be made a Jack-a-Lent, when 'tis upon ill e.” Wiv. V, 5, 135. the which (money) “he hath detained for lewd --s,” R2 I, 1, 90. Rom. V, 3, 32. Hml. V, 1, 77.
2) office, service, commission: fit for “great e.” Gentl. V, 4, 157. “you have no e. for me,” Ado II, 1, 280. LLL II, 35. IV, 2, 140 “(your ladyship's in all desired e.).” All's II, 2, 71. Tw. III, 4, 204. Tw. III, 4, 204. H8 II, 1, 48. Tim. IV, 3, 262. Hml. V, 2, 57. Lr. V, 3, 32. Cymb. III, 4, 113. III, 5, 110. at your e. == at your service, John I, 198. “upon hasty e.” H4B II, 1, 139. Lr. II, 2, 136.
3) work, business: “what e. have we here?” Tw. II, 5, 91. “is there not wars? is there not e.?” H4B I, 2, 85.
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