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Heed, subst. 1) guard, protection, means of safety: “study me how to please the eye indeed by fixing it upon a fairer eye, who dazzling so, that eye shall be his h. and give him light that it was blinded by,” LLL I, 1, 82.
2) heedfulness, attention, care: “to list me with more h.” Err. IV, 1, 101. “with better h. to resurvey them,” H5 V, 2, 80. “with all the h. I may,” R3 III, 1, 187. “give h. to't,” H8 II, 4, 169. “a h. was in his countenance,” III, 2, 80. “have you with h. perused,” Cor. V, 6, 62. “with better h. and judgment,” Hml. II, 1, 111. to take h. == to take care, to be careful: “let men take h. of their company,” H4B V, 1, 86. “take h. on't,” Oth. III, 4, 65. “I take no h. of thee,” Tim. I, 2, 34 (I care not for thee). “there's no h. to be taken of them,” Caes. I, 2, 276.
3) suspicious watch, caution: “those that without h. do plunge into it,” Tim. III, 5, 13. take h. == beware: Tp. IV, 1, 22. Wiv. II, 1, 126. Wiv. II, 1, 126 Merch. II, 2, 7. H6B III, 1, 80. R3 I, 4, 204. H8 I, 2, 175. Troil. V, 7, 21. Rom. III, 3, 145. Lr. I, 4, 123. “if you take not h.” H6B I, 2, 102. With of: “take h. of this large privilege,” Sonn. 95, 13. “take h. of them,” All's II, 1, 19. III, 5, 12. IV, 3, 241. H4B II, 1, 14. R3 I, 3, 289. Troil. I, 2, 60. Caes. II, 3, 1. Hml. II, 1, 21. Lr. III, 4, 82. Oth. V, 2, 51. With to: “take h. to't,” Meas. V, 83. Followed by a clause; a) with the simple subjunctive: “take h. the queen come not within his sight,” Mids. II, 1, 19. Shr. III, 1, 44. R3 II, 1, 12. H8 I, 2, 173 “(good h.).” Ant. II, 7, 136. b) with lest: “take h. lest you be cony-catched,” Shr. V, 1, 101. H6B V, 1, 160. H8 III, 1, 110. c) of an interrog. form: “take h. what guests you receive,” H4B II, 4, 101. “take h. how you impawn our person,” H5 I, 2, 21. H6A III, 2, 3.
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