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Moral, adj. 1) relating to the principles of good and evil: “to apply a m. medicine to a mortifying mischief,” Ado I, 3, 13. “I have no m. meaning,” III, 4, 80. “this virtue and this m. discipline,” Shr. I, 1, 30. “thy father's m. parts mayst thou inherit too,” All's I, 2, 21. “unfit to hear m. philosophy,” Troil. II, 2, 167. “these m. laws of nature and of nations,” Troil. II, 2, 167
2) moralizing, expounding the principles of good and evil: “to be so m. when he shall endure the like himself,” Ado V, 1, 30. “when I did hear the motley fool thus m. on the time,” As II, 7, 29. “whiles thou, a m. fool, sit'st still,” Lr. IV, 2, 58.
3) having a latent meaning: “a thousand m. paintings I can show that shall demonstrate these quick blows of Fortune's,” Tim. I, 1, 90.
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