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Halt, vb. to limp, to be lame: Lucr. 902. Sonn. 89, 3. Ado I, 1, 66. Shr. II, 258. III, 2, 91. Tw. V, 196. H4B I, 2, 275. II, 4, 54. R3 I, 1, 23. I, 2, 251. Tim IV, 1, 24. Ant. IV, 7, 16. Metaphorically, 1) to fail, to come short, to blunder: “she will outstrip all praise and make it h. behind her,” Tp. IV, 11. “a --ing sonnet,” Ado V, 4, 87. “my free drift --s not particularly, but moves itself in a wide sea of wax,” Tim. I, 1, 46 (my poetry makes no paltry and blundering comments on particularities). “the blank verse shall h. for it,” Hml. II, 2, 339. “their designment --s,” Oth. II, 1, 22. 2) to waver and shuffle, to backslide: “not trusting to this --ing legate,” John V, 2, 174. “no further --ing: satisfy me home,” Cymb. III, 5, 92.
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