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Gainsay, 1) to contradict: “you are too great to be by me --d,” H4B I, 1, 91. “what I should say my tears g.” H6C V, 4, 74.
2) to deny: “to g. what they did,” Wint. III, 2, 57. “whosoe'er --s king Edward's right,” H6C IV, 7, 74. “that I g. my deed,” H8 II, 4, 96.
3) to say no, to refuse: “I'll no --ing,” Wint. I, 2, 19.
4) to forbid: “the just gods g. that any drop . . . should by my mortal sword be drained,” Troil. IV, 5, 132.
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