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Fain, adj. 1) glad, pleased: “are glad and f. by flight to save themselves,” H6A III, 2, 114. With of: “man and birds are f. of climbing high,” H6B II, 1, 8.
2) contented, yielding to necessity, putting a good face on it: “I must be f. to bear with you,” Gentl. I, 1, 127. “I must be f. to pawn my plate,” H4B II, 1, 153. “horns, which such as you are f. to be beholding to your wives for,” As IV, 1, 59.
3) constrained, obliged: Wiv. II, 2, 25. Meas. IV, 3, 159. Meas. IV, 3, 159 LLL V, 2, 9. All's IV, 3, 269. H6B IV, 2, 172. H8 V, 4, 60. Lr. IV, 7, 38.
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