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Foil, subst. 1) defeat, miscarriage: “one sudden f. shall never breed mistrust,” H6A III, 3, 11. “take my soul, before that England give the French the f.” V, 3, 23.
2) blemish, shortcoming: “some defect in her did quarrel with the noblest grace she owed and put it to the f.” Tp. III, 1, 46. “yet must Antony no way excuse his --s, when we do bear so great weight in his lightness,” Ant. I, 4, 24 (M. Edd. soils).
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