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Minister, subst. 1) one employed to a certain end; instrument, executor: “the --s for the purpose,” Tp. I, 2, 131. “if they can find in their hearts the poor unvirtuous fat knight shall be any further afflicted, we two will still be the --s,” Wiv. IV, 2, 234. “he that of greatest works is finisher oft does them by the weakest m.” All's II, 1, 140. “in a weak and most debile m.” II, 3, 40. “who but to-day hammered of this design, but durst not tempt a m. of honour,” Wint. II, 2, 50 (i. e. one of high rank). “I chose Camillo for the m. to poison my friend Polixenes,” III, 2, 161. “for a m. of my attempt I have seduced a headstrong Kentishman,” H6B III, 1, 355. “thou son of hell, whom angry heavens do make their m.” V, 2, 34. R3 I, 2, 46. I, 3, 294. I, 4, 226. V, 3, 113. H8 I, 1, 108. H8 I, 1, 108. Cor. III, 3, 98. Tim. II, 2, 140. Mcb. I, 5, 49. V, 8, 68. Hml. III, 4, 175. Ant. III, 6, 88. III, 13, 23. V, 1, 20. V, 2, 4. Cymb. V, 3, 72.
2) a servant and messenger of God, an angel: “O you blessed --s above,” Meas. V, 115. “angels and --s of grace defend us,” Hml. I, 4, 39.
3) servant in general: “what me your m., for you obeys,” Compl. 229. “by help of her most potent --s,” Tp. I, 2, 275. III, 3, 61. III, 3, 61 “I may never lift an angry arm against his m.” R2 I, 2, 41. “thou m. of hell,” H6A V, 4, 93. your master (Christ) “whose m. you are,” H8 V, 1, 138. Tit. V, 2, 60. Tit. V, 2, 60 Tit. V, 2, 60 Oth. V, 2, 8.
4) a parson: “send --s to me,” Tw. IV, 2, 100. “the m. is here,” Tw. IV, 2, 100 “Master Dumbe, our m.” H4B II, 4, 95.
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