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Level, adj. 1) even, flat, not having one part higher than another: “make mountains l.” H4B III, 1, 47. “every thing lies l. to our wish,” IV, 4, 7.
2) equipoised, steady: “can thrust me from a l. consideration,” H4B II, 1, 124. Adverbially: “so sways she l. in her husband's heart,” Tw. II, 4, 32.
3) of the same height, equal: “where qualities were l.” All's I, 3, 118. “young boys and girls are l. now with men,” Ant. IV, 15. Ant. IV, 15
4) direct, straight, in a right line: “all is oblique; there's nothing l. in our cursed natures, but direct villany,” Tim. IV, 3, 19. Adverbially: “as l. as the cannon to his blank, transports his poisoned shot,” Hml. IV, 1, 42. “it shall as l. to your judgment pierce as day does to your eye,” IV, 5, 151.
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