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Greatness, 1) high degree, large extent: “his own learning, the g. whereof . . .,” Merch. IV, 1, 158.
2) superior excellence, sublimity, paramount eminence: he let him outlive that day to see his (God's) “g.” H5 IV, 1, 195. “the g. of his name,” H8 V, 5, 52. “full of envy at his g.” Troil. II, 1, 37. “possessed he is with g.” II, 3, 180.
3) magnanimity: “though it show g., courage, blood,” H4A III, 1, 181. “model to thy inward g.” H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor. “lest in her g. she do defeat us,” Ant. V, 1, 64.
4) high rank, power, elevated place: “no might nor g. can censure scape,” Meas. III, 2, 196. “O place and g.” IV, 1, 60. “in the g. of my word, you die,” As I, 3, 91 (i.e. as it is the word of a prince). “be not afraid of g.” Tw. II, 5, 157. Tw. II, 5, 157 III, 4, 42. III, 4, 42 III, 4, 42 Wint. IV, 4, 17. V, 1, 89. John III, 1, 121. IV, 2, 94. IV, 3, 86. V, 1, 4. H4A I, 3, 11. III, 2, 16. III, 2, 16 IV, 3, 74. V, 1, 48. H4B III, 1, 74. IV, 2, 15. IV, 4, 26. IV, 5, 98. H5 I, 2, 274. IV, 1, 251. 268 “(great g.).” H6B I, 1, 173. R3 III, 7, 161. R3 III, 7, 161 H8 II, 1, 100. III, 1, 78. III, 2, 223. III, 2, 223 III, 2, 223 IV, 2, 102. V, 5, 39. Troil. I, 3, 44. III, 3, 75. Cor. I, 1, 180. Caes. II, 1, 18. Mcb. I, 5, 12. Mcb. I, 5, 12 IV, 3, 75. Hml. I, 3, 17. IV, 7, 78 (Ff wisdom). Ant. II, 2, 93. III, 12, 16. IV, 13, 6. V, 2, 30. Cymb. IV, 2, 25. IV, 5, 38. V, 4, 128. Per. II, 1, 8. II, 4, 12 In compellations, == highness, grace, majesty: “if thy g. will revenge it on him,” Tp. III, 2, 61. Tp. III, 2, 61 “it pleaseth his g.” LLL V, 1, 113. “most esteemed g., will you hear?” V, 2, 894. All's III, 6, 74. H4B II, 2, 6. H4B II, 2, 6 V, 2, 111. Troil. I, 3, 158. II, 3, 118. Cor. V, 2, 105. Ant. V, 2, 220. Cymb. V, 5, 132.
5) bigness: “words, whose g. answers words,” H6B IV, 10, 56.
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