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Home, subst. 1) one's own country: “why thou departed'st from thy native h.” Err. I, 1, 30. “to return to their h.” Merch. I, 2, 112. John II, 21. “not think of h.” John II, 21 “at their native --s,” John II, 21 “far from h.” R2 II, 1, 53. “how can tyrants safely govern h.” H6C III, 3, 69 etc. at h. == in one's own country: “though fools at h. condemn them,” Tp. III, 3, 27. Gent. I, 1, 7. Gent. I, 1, 7 I, 3, 5. I, 3, 5 II, 7, 62. John IV, 3, 151. H6C II, 2, 158. R3 I, 1, 135. Cor. V, 1, 7 etc. “whose contents shall witness to him I am near at h.” Meas. IV, 3, 99 (== near being at home, near home). “the letters of our friends petition us at home,” Ant. I, 2, 190 (request us to be at home, to come home). Preceded by for: “that presently you take your way for h.” All's II, 5, 69. By toward: “go thou toward h.” All's II, 5, 95. from h. == foreign: “now powers from h. and discontents at h. meet in one line,” John IV, 3, 151. Adjectively, == domestic: “to confer of h. affairs,” Gent. II, 4, 119. “these h. alarms,” R2 I, 1, 205.
2) one's own house: “he hath eaten me out of house and h.” H4B II, 1, 81 (Mrs Quickly's speech). “hence to your --s,” Cor. I, 1, 252. “hath holp him to his h. before us,” Mcb. I, 6, 24. “to answer from our h.” Lr. II, 1, 126 (i. e. not at home) etc. at h. == in one's own house: Wiv. III, 2, 12. Err. II, 1, 88. As I, 1, 8. As I, 1, 8 Shr. V, 2, 151. All's III, 4, 10 etc. from h. == a) leaving one's own house: “when I go from h.” Err. IV, 4, 37. V, 56. Lr. II, 4, 1. b) otherwhere than at home: “her husband will be from h.” Wiv. II, 2, 91. Wiv. II, 2, 91 “feeds from h.” Err. II, 1, 101. Merch. V, 230. H5 I, 2, 272. Lr. II, 4, 208. Oth. III, 4, 169. Cymb. III, 3, 29.
3) any place of residence, rest and comfort: “so far from h. into my deeds to pry,” Sonn. 61, 6 (i. e. from thee). “that is my h. of love,” Sonn. 109, 5. “a rendezvous, a h. to fly unto,” H4A IV, 1, 57. “he hath no h.” H6B IV, 8, 40. “many lives stand between me and h.” H6C III, 2, 173 (i. e. royalty, which alone can make me happy). “forgetting any other h. but this,” Rom. II, 2, 176. Hence == the grave: “these that I bring unto their latest h.” Tit. I, 83; cf. Hml. V, 1, 256.
4) at h. == in the house: “who's at h. besides yourself?” Wiv. IV, 2, 13. “yonder's old coil at h.” Ado V, 2, 98. “where be these gallants? who's at h.?” Shr. III, 2, 89. “have you dined at h.?” Rom. II, 5, 46.
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