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Murder or Murther, vb. to kill criminally: abs.: H5 V, 2, 17. H6B III, 2, 324. H6C II, 5, 122. II, 6, 49. Mcb. I, 5, 49. II, 3, 91. trans.: Ven. 502. Lucr. Arg. Ven. 502 Lucr. 929. Lucr. 929 Err. IV, 4, 112. Mids. III, 2, 56. Mids. III, 2, 56 Shr. V, 1, 61. Shr. V, 1, 61 All's I, 1, 151. Tw. II, 1, 36. Wint. I, 2, 412. John IV, 2, 205. R2 V, 6, 40. H4B IV, 5, 168. H6A I, 3, 34. V, 4, 63. H6B II, 2, 27. II, 3, 107. III, 2, 123. III, 2, 123 IV, 1, 136. IV, 7, 81. H6C I, 1, 260. I, 3, 8. V, 6, 32. R3 I, 4, 178. R3 I, 4, 178 Tit. V, 1, 91. Rom. III, 2, 109. V, 3, 50 etc. == to kill: “I'll m. all his wardrobe,” H4A V, 3, 27. “smilest upon the stroke that --s me,” Rom. III, 3, 23. “the repetition would m. as it fell,” Mcb. II, 3, 91. Metaphorical use: “what follows more she --s with a kiss,” Ven. 54. (i. e. cuts short). “her eyes, as --ed with the view, like stars ashamed of day, themselves withdrew,” Ven. 54 “thou smotherest honesty, thou --est troth,” Lucr. 885. “in my death I m. shameful scorn,” Lucr. 885 “I will m. your ruff for this,” H4B II, 4, 144 (Pistol's speech). “m. thy breath in the middle of a word,” R3 III, 5, 2. “--ing impossibility,” Cor. V, 3, 61 (explained in what follows: to make what cannot be, slight work). “to m. our solemnity,” Rom. IV, 5, 61.
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