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Like, vb. 1) to be pleased; a) absol.: “l. of hearsay well,” Sonn. 21, 13. “faults of his own --ing,” Meas. III, 2, 282. “I looked upon her with a soldier's eye, that --d, but had a rougher task in hand than to drive --ing to the name of love,” Ado I, 1, 301. Ado I, 1, 301 “if you please to l. no worse than I,” Shr. IV, 4, 32. “l. or find fault,” Shr. IV, 4, 32. Almost == to love: “if you l. elsewhere, do it by stealth,” Err. III, 2, 7. “longing and --ing,” As III, 2, 431. “if he see aught in you that makes him l.” John II, 511. John II, 511 “I'll look to l., if looking --ing move,” Rom. I, 3, 97.
b) with an accus., == to be pleased with: Ven. 774. Tp. III, 1, 43. III, 2, 85. III, 2, 85 Gent. I, 2, 90. I, 3, 34. II, 1, 127. II, 4, 174. II, 7, 52. V, 2, 15. Wiv. II, 1, 186. V, 5, 110. Meas. V, 128. Err. V, 144. Ado I, 1, 178. Merch. I, 2, 90. III, 5, 77. H6C III, 2, 82. H6C III, 2, 82 Troil. V, 2, 101. Cor. I, 1, 173 etc. == to love: “that on so little acquaintance you should l. her,” As V, 2, 2.
c) with of: “--d of her master,” Pilgr. 212. “a shape to l. of,” Tp. III, 1, 57. “if you l. of me,” Ado V, 4, 59. “I l. of each thing that in season grows,” LLL I, 1, 107. IV, 3, 158. Shr. II, 65. H6A V, 1, 43. H6C IV, 6, 89. R3 IV, 4, 354. Rom. I, 3, 96.
d) with an inf.: “I do not l. to stage me,” Meas. I, 1, 69.
2) to please: “the music --s you not,” Gent. IV, 2, 56. complexions that --d me, As Epil. Gent. IV, 2, 56 “it --s me well,” Shr. IV, 4, 62; John II, 533; R3 III, 4, 51; Hml. II, 2, 80. “the offer --s not,” H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. “this lodging --s me better,” IV, 1, 16; IV, 3, 77. “that that --s not you pleases me best,” Troil. V, 2, 102. “this --s me well,” Hml. V, 2, 276. “if all of it may fitly l. your grace,” Lr. I, 1, 203. “his countenance --s me not,” II, 2, 96. Used as a phrase of courtesy: “we steal by line and level, an't l. your grace,” Tp. IV, 240. Meas. II, 1, 169. V, 74. Shr. IV, 4, 55. Wint. IV, 4, 737. H4A II, 4, 462. H6B II, 1, 9. H6B II, 1, 9 H6B II, 1, 9 V, 1, 72 etc. “here, if it l. your honour,” Meas. II, 1, 33. “so l. you, sir, ambassadors from Rome,” Cymb. II, 3, 59. “l. it your grace, the state takes notice,” H8 I, 1, 100. “may it l. your grace to let my tongue excuse all,” V, 3, 148.
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