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Greeting, subst. 1) salutation, kind and courteous respect expressed at meeting: Meas. IV, 3, 92. As V, 4, 39. H6B V, 1, 15. Troil. IV, 1, 32. IV, 5, 174. Oth. II, 1, 94. Ant. III, 6, 55.
2) a compliment sent by writing or message: All's I, 3, 258. IV, 3, 352. Wint. V, 1, 140. R2 III, 1, 39. H4B II, 2, 131. IV, 1, 27. H6C III, 3, 52. Cor. II, 1, 213. Rom. III, 5, 50. Tim. V, 1, 215. Caes. II, 2, 61. Hml. II, 2, 60. Ant. 1, 5, 1, 5 IV, 5, 14. V, 2, 9. (“to do g.” H6C III, 3, 52. Tim. V, 1, 215. “to give g.” Wint. V, 1, 140. Oth. II, 1, 94. “to make g.” Meas. IV, 3, 92).
3) any kind of address or message: “mark my g. well,” R2 I, 1, 36. “that thou returnest no g. to thy friends,” I, 3, 254. “we hear your g. is from him, not from the king,” H5 I, 2, 236. “to whom expressly I bring g. too,” II, 4, 112. “patience perforce with wilful choler meeting makes my flesh tremble in their different g.” Rom. I, 5, 92. “the appertaining rage to such a g.” III, 1, 67. “with such prophetic g.” Mcb. I, 3, 78. “bearers of this g. to old Norway,” Hml. I, 2, 35.
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