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Frame, vb. 1) to compose, to shape, to form: “moulds wherein she --d thee,” Ven. 731. “--ing thee so fair,” Ven. 731 Sonn. 5, 1. Mids. V, 296. Merch. I, 1, 51. R3 I, 2, 244. IV, 3, 19. Cor. V, 3, 23. Cor. V, 3, 23 Tit. IV, 2, 119. IV, 3, 46. Lr. IV, 6, 231. Oth. II, 3, 347. Per. II, 3, 15. IV, 2, 150. With of: “nature never --d a woman's heart of prouder stuff,” Ado III, 1, 49. “composed and --d of treachery,” V, 1, 257. H5 IV, 3, 14.
2) to beget, to produce, to breed: “she --d the love, and yet she foiled the --ing,” Pilgr. 99. “fear --s disorder,” H6B V, 2, 32.
3) to devise, to contrive, to plan: “f. some feeling line,” Gentl. III, 2, 76. “yet had he --d to himself many deceiving promises of life,” Meas. III, 2, 259. this (scandal) “of hers, --d by thy villany,” Ado V, 1, 71. “here he hath --d a letter,” LLL IV, 2, 142. “that the great figure of a council --s by self-unable motion,” All's III, 1, 12. “'tis not a visitation --d, but forced by need,” Wint. V, 1, 91 (== planned, premeditated). “I --d to the harp many an English ditty,” H4A III, 1, 123. “to f. our sovereign's fall,” H6B III, 1, 52. “but you f. things that are known alike,” H8 I, 2, 44. “I'll f. convenient peace,” Cor. V, 3, 191. “more than I could f. employment,” Tim. IV, 3, 262.
4) to manage: “and either end in peace, which God so f.!” H4B IV, 1, 180. “f. the business after your own wisdom,” Lr. I, 2, 107. “that yarely f. the office,” Ant. II, 2, 216.
5) to mould, to fashion, to work into a certain shape: “the maid will I f. and make fit for his attempt,” Meas. III, 1, 266. “it is needful that you f. the season for your own harvest,” Ado I, 3, 26. “like to Lysander sometime f. thy tongue,” Mids. III, 2, 360. “thou wilt f. thyself hereafter theirs,” Cor. III, 2, 84. “'twas time and griefs that --d him thus,” Tim. V, 1, 126. Followed by to, == to conform: “to bitter sauces did I f. my feeding,” Sonn. 118, 6. “to her will f. all thy ways,” Pilgr. 323. “f. your mind to mirth,” Shr. Ind. 2, 137. “f. your manners to the time,” I, 1, 232. H6A II, 4, 8. H6A II, 4, 8 H6C III, 2, 185. Cor. III, 2, 97. Ant. V, 1, 55. Cymb. II, 3, 51. IV, 2, 177. Per. II, 5, 81. Followed by an inf.: “if his going I could f. to serve my turn,” Wint. IV, 4, 520. H6C IV, 6, 72. Oth. I, 3, 404.
6) intr.: “the beauty of this sinful dame made many princes thither f.” Oth. I, 3, 404 (== to go, to resort?).
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