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Liking, subst. 1) state of being pleased, contentedness: “bring him up to l.” Wint. IV, 4, 544. With a poss. pron., == inclination, pleasure: “bids them do their l.” Lucr. 434. “yoke thy l. to my will,” Lucr. 434 “kills for faults of his own l.” Meas. III, 2, 282. Ado I, 3, 38. V, 4, 32. Shr. I, 2, 183. III, 2, 131. All's I, 1, 164. III, 5, 57. Tw. II, 5, 183. Wint. V, 1, 212. H6B III, 2, 252. Plur. “--s:” Wiv. I, 1, 79. Oth. III, 1, 51.
2) love, favour: “to swallow Venus' l.” Ven. 248. “to drive l. to the name of love,” Ado I, 1, 302. “my l. might too sudden seem,” Ado I, 1, 302 “an ill word may empoison l.” III, 1, 86. “fall into so strong a l. with Sir Rowland's son,” As I, 3, 28. “in so true a flame of l.” All's I, 3, 217. John II, 512. H8 II, 4, 33. Cor. I, 1, 199 “(stand in their l.).” Rom. I, 3, 97. Lr. I, 1, 214. Lr. I, 1, 214 Lr. I, 1, 214 (with whom the father l. took).
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