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Misery, 1) wretchedness, great distress, calamity: Ven. 707. Ven. 707 Pilgr. 404. Tp. II, 2, 41. Err. V, 322. Merch. III, 4, 21. IV, 1, 272. As II, 1, 51. III, 2, 296. Shr. IV, 3, 34. Tw. III, 4, 383. Wint. III, 2, 123. V, 1, 146. John III, 4, 35. R2 II, 1, 85. H6A III, 2, 137. H6B III, 1, 200. H6C III, 3, 264. R3 IV, 1, 53. R3 IV, 1, 53. Cor. I, 1, 21. IV, 5, 94. V, 2, 103. Tit. II, 5, 57. III, 1, 134. Rom. I, 2, 60. V, 1, 41. Tim. IV, 2, 32. IV, 3, 242. IV, 3, 242 Lr. II, 2, 173. IV, 1, 79. IV, 5, 12. IV, 6, 63. Oth. III, 3, 171. Cymb. I, 5, 55. Per I, 4, 55. Per I, 4, 55 “and the m. is, example cannot dissuade succession,” All's III, 5, 23; cf. “when we in our viciousness grow hard -- O m. on't! -- the wise gods seel our eyes,” Ant. III, 13, 112. “he covets less than m. itself would give,” Cor. II, 2, 131 (explained by most, but unnecessarily, as meaning avarice).
Plur. --ies == calamities, misfortunes: Merch. I, 2, 4. All's III, 2, 122. Wint. IV, 4, 579. Wint. IV, 4, 579 H6A I, 1, 88. II, 5, 29. H6B II, 4, 16. R3 IV, 4, 17. R3 IV, 4, 17 H8 III, 1, 108. III, 2, 389. III, 2, 389 Tit. III, 1, 220. Tit. III, 1, 220 Tim. IV, 3, 76. Caes. IV, 3, 221. Lr. III, 6, 110. V, 3, 180. Cymb. V, 4, 86. Cymb. V, 4, 86 Per. I, 4, 88. V, 3, 41.
2) contemptibleness: “O noble m., to be i' the field, and ask 'what news',” Cymb. V, 3, 64 (== contemptibleness in a nobleman).
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