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Lewd, 1) vile, mean, base: “how her acquaintance grew with this l. fellow,” Ado V, 1, 341. “a velvet dish: fie, fie! 'tis l. and filthy,” Shr. IV, 3, 65. “the which he hath detained for l. employments,” R2 I, 1, 90. “such poor, such bare, such l., such mean attempts,” H4A III, 2, 13. “so l. and so much engraffed to Falstaff,” H4B II, 2, 66. “thy l., pestiferous and dissentious pranks,” H6A III, 1, 15. “but you must trouble him with l. complaints,” R3 I, 3, 61.
2) dissolute, lustful: “admired of l. unhallowed eyes,” Lucr. 392. “let ghastly shadows his l. eyes affright,” Lucr. 392 “wronged by this l. fellow,” Meas. V, 515. “a l. interpreter,” Merch. III, 4, 80. “not lolling on a l. day-bed,” R3 III, 7, 72. “l. minx,” Oth. III, 3, 475.
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