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Freely, (compar. “freelier,” Cor. I, 3, 3) 1) at liberty, without hinderance: “thou shalt live as f. as thy lord, to call his fortune thine,” Tw. I, 4, 39. “to such as may the passive drugs of it f. command,” Tim. IV, 3, 255. “my boat sails f.” Oth. II, 3, 65. “shall bear the olive f.” Ant. IV, 6, 7. “and sing our bondage f.” Cymb. III, 3, 44. “opposing f. the beauty of her person to the people,” H8 IV, 1, 67 (== so as to be seen without impediment).
2) voluntarily, of one's own accord: “that I am f. dissolved,” Wiv. I, 1, 259 (Slender's speech). “as f. as God did give her me,” Ado IV, 1, 27. “I do it f.” Ado IV, 1, 27 “health shall live free and sickness f. die,” All's II, 1, 171. “committing f. your scruple to the voice of Christendom,” H8 II, 2, 87. “your better wisdoms, which have f. gone with this affair along,” Hml. I, 2, 15. “you do f. bar the door upon your own liberty,” III, 2, 351 (Qq surely).
3) openly, candidly, frankly: “confess f.” All's IV, 3, 276. Tw. V, 367. Oth. II, 3, 324. V, 2, 53. “speak f.” Err. V, 285. R2 I, 1, 17. IV, 327. H6C IV, 1, 28. H8 I, 2, 131. Cor. IV, 6, 64. Oth. III, 1, 58. Cymb. V, 5, 119. Per. I, 2, 102. “I f. told you,” Merch. III, 2, 257. cf. H5 I, 2, 238. H8 II, 2, 112. H8 V, 3, 48. Hml. II, 2, 338. Ant. V, 2, 23.
4) honestly, sincerely: “whose love had spoke from an infant, f. that it was yours,” Wint. III, 2, 71. “that f. rendered me these news for true,” H4B I, 1, 27. “that noble lady or gentleman, that is not f. merry, is not my friend,” H8 I, 4, 36. “I think it f.” Oth. II, 3, 335.
5) plentifully, copiously: “all their petitions are as f. theirs as they themselves would owe them,” Meas. I, 4, 82. “I am half your self, and I must f. have the half of any thing,” Merch. III, 2, 252. you would “drink f.” H4B IV, 2, 75. “our history shall with full mouth speak f. of our acts,” H5 I, 2, 231. “pledge him f.” Per. II, 3, 78.
6) willingly, readily, heartily, gladly: “hear me speak. F., good father,” Tim. I, 1, 110. “come f. to gratulate thy plenteous bosom,” I, 2, 130. “to look so green and pale at what it did so f.” Mcb. I, 7, 38. “I embrace it f.” Hml. V, 2, 263. “I should --ier rejoice in that absence,” Cor. I, 3, 3. Frequently joined to verbs implying the notion of a gift or offer: Tp. IV, 85. Merch. IV, 1, 412. Shr. II, 79. All's I, 2, 14. Wint. I, 1, 19. R2 III, 3, 41. H6B IV, 1, 12. H6C III, 2, 55. Tim. I, 2, 10. Hml. II, 2, 31.
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