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Like, adv. 1) so as to resemble: “suit thy pity l. in every part,” Sonn. 132, 12. “he hath drawn my picture. Any thing l.?” LLL V, 2, 39.
2) in the same manner; before adjectives, == as: “l. invulnerable,” Tp. III, 3, 66. “l. heedful,” Err. I, 1, 83. “l. glorious,” H5 II, 2, 183. “l. warlike as the wolf,” Cymb. III, 3, 41. Followed by as: “l. as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,” Sonn. 60, 1. “l. as with eager compounds we our palate urge,” 118, 1. H6A V, 5, 5. Troil. I, 2, 7. Hml. I, 2, 217. With to: “l. to a mortal butcher,” Ven. 618. “l. to a new-killed bird,” Lucr. 457. Lucr. 457 Sonn. 29, 11. Mids. I, 1, 5. III, 2, 360. Tw. V, 121. Wint. V, 1, 89. R2 IV, 280. H6A I, 5, 26. IV, 1, 23. H6B II, 1, 196. II, 4, 98. III, 1, 353. V, 1, 100. H6C II, 1, 129. II, 3, 18. II, 5, 1. III, 2, 161. IV, 8, 20. V, 7, 3 etc. The objects compared: “thou never shouldst love woman l. to me,” Tw. V, 275 (i. e. as thou lovedst me; cf. H6C III, 2, 161). Without to: “featured l. him, l. him with friends possessed,” Sonn. 29, 6. “my trust, l. a good parent, did beget of him a falsehood,” Tp. I, 2, 94. Tp. I, 2, 94 Tp. I, 2, 94 II, 1, 8. II, 1, 8 II, 1, 8 II, 2, 6. Gent. I, 2, 58. Gent. I, 2, 58 Meas. I, 1, 39. Mids. III, 2, 362. H5 IV, 8, 53. H6C II, 1, 130. H6C II, 1, 130 II, 3, 25. III, 2, 162 etc. l. he, for “l. him:” Rom. III, 5, 84. Singular expression: “may I be bold to say so? Ay, sir, l. who more bold,” Wiv. IV, 5, 55 (== like the boldest). == as it becomes: “bear our hacked targets l. the men that owe them,” Ant. IV, 8, 31. “follow his chariot, l. the greatest spot of all thy sex,” IV, 12, 35. == as well as: “ghastly looks are at my service, l. enforced smiles,” R3 III, 5, 9.
3) probably: “and l. enough thou knowest thy estimate,” Sonn. 87, 2. Ado II, 3, 108. H4A IV, 4, 7. H4B III, 2, 139. Oth. III, 4, 190. “will money buy them? very l.” Tp. V, 265. “perchance, nay, and most l.” Ant. I, 1, 25. “most l. I did,” Cymb. V, 5, 259.
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