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Famine, 1) hunger: “f. and no other hath slain me,” H6B IV, 10, 64. H6B IV, 10, 64 “f. is in thy cheeks,” Rom. V, 1, 69. “upon the next tree shalt thou hang alive, till f. cling thee,” Mcb. V, 5, 40. “yet f., ere clean it o'erthrow nature, makes it valiant,” Cymb. III, 6, 19.
2) general distress for want of provisions: Sonn. 1, 7. H4B III, 2, 337. H4B III, 2, 337. H6A IV, 2, 11. Mcb. V, 5, 4. Ant. I, 2, 50. I, 4, 59.
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