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Gate, a large door which gives entrance into a city, or a large building, or an enclosed ground: Tp. I, 2, 130. Meas. IV, 5, 9. Mids. I, 1, 213. John II, 17. H6A III, 2, 1. H6B IV, 8, 24. Tim. V, 1, 200 etc. Err. II, 2, 208. III, 1, 48. III, 1, 48 LLL I, 1, 109. II, 172. Mids. I, 2, 36. Merch. I, 2, 147. II, 9, 86. Tw. I, 5, 107. Tw. I, 5, 107 H6A I, 3, 4 etc. Meas. IV, 1, 30. H4B I, 1, 5. Lr. IV, 1, 58. “bring me out at g.” Cor. IV, 1, 47. “met him at g.” Lr. III, 7, 17. “--s of steel,” Sonn. 65, 8. Troil. III, 3, 121. Plur. for the sing.: “to meet him at the --s,” Meas. IV, 3, 136. IV, 4, 6. “the abbess shuts the --s on us,” Err. V, 156. “at my --s,” Ado IV, 1, 134. “before we enter his forbidden --s,” LLL II, 26. thou (viz Samson) “didst excel me in carrying --s,” I, 2, 79. “while we shut the --s upon one wooer,” Merch. I, 2, 147. “at my --s,” Tw. I, 5, 210. “open the --s,” H6A I, 3, 4. “these are the city --s,” III, 2, 1. “off with his head, and set in on York --s,” H6C I, 4, 179. “see him out at --s,” Cor. III, 3, 138. 1, 124. “thrust him out at --s,” Lr. III, 7, 93 (cf. Door).
Figurative use: “sings hymns at heaven's g.” Sonn. 29, 12. H6A V, 4, 53. H6C II, 3, 40. Cymb. II, 3, 21. “the g. of hell,” Ado II, 1, 45. “the eastern g.” Mids. III, 2, 391. H6C II, 1, 21. to love's alarms it (my heart) “will not ope the g.” Ven. 424. “soft pity enters at an iron g.” Lucr. 595. “stolen from forth thy g.” Lucr. 595 “with crystal g.” Compl. 286 “(gait?). I'll lock up all the --s of love,” Ado IV, 1, 106. “eyes shut their coward --s on atomies,” As III, 5, 13. “his --s of breath,” H4B IV, 5, 31. “the --s of mercy shall be all shut up,” H5 III, 3, 10. “through the natural --s and alleys of the body,” Hml. I, 5, 67.
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