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Must, the verb expressing a necessity, whether physical, or moral, or fatal, or logical; 1) a physical necessity: “the sun doth burn my face; I m. remove,” Ven. 186. so m. my soul (decay), “her bark being peeled away” Lucr. 1169. “through the painter m. you see his skill,” Sonn. 24, 5. “the death-bed whereon it m. expire,” 73, 14. 75, 12. 81, 6. 126, 11. Tp. I, 2, 330. III, 3, 4. Gent. II, 2, 2. II, 4, 188. II, 6, 20 etc. etc. Impf.: “those palates who, not yet two summers younger, m. have inventions to delight the taste, would now be glad of bread,” Per. I, 4, 40.
2) Moral necessity: “affection is a coal that m. be cooled,” Ven. 387. “that posterity which by the rights of time thou needs m. have,” Ven. 387 “truth I m. confess,” Ven. 387 Ven. 387 Lucr. 486. Lucr. 486 Lucr. 486 Lucr. 486 Sonn. 35, 13. 36, 1. 44, 12. 108, 6. 120, 3. 120, 3 136, 10. Tp. I, 2, 33. Tp. I, 2, 33 Tp. I, 2, 33 Tp. I, 2, 33 II, 2, 4. Gent. I, 1, 159. I, 3, 75. II, 7, 53. Wiv. III, 4, 96. Meas. II, 2, 48. LLL V, 2, 552. Mids. I, 2, 90. Merch. II, 4, 30. III, 4, 14. IV, 1, 182. 205 etc. etc. you m. know == let me tell you, Meas. I, 1, 18. With a negative: “foul words and frowns m. not repel a lover,” Ven. 573. we m. not be foes. Son. 40, 14. “I m. ne'er love him whom thou dost hate,” 89, 14. 121, 12. H5 IV, 2, 32 etc. I m. not say so == far be it from me to say so, R3 III, 1, 106. cf. “I m. not believe you,” Troil. IV, 5, 221. “you m. in no way say he is covetous,” Cor. I, 1, 43. “I m. not think there are evils enow to darken all his goodness,” Ant. I, 4, 10.
3) a fatal necessity, one ordained by fate, or imposed by circumstances (often == to be to): “such hazard now m. doting Tarquin make, pawning his honour to obtain his lust, and for himself himself he m. forsake,” Lucr. 155. “whereat a waxen torch forthwith he lighteth, which m. be lodestar to his lustful eye,” Lucr. 155 as from this cold flint I enforced this fire, so Lucrec<*> m. I force to my desire, Lucr. 155 “m. our mouths be cold?” Tp. I, 1, 56. “he m. fight singly to morrow with Hector,” Troil. III, 3, 247. “a charmed life, which m. not yield to one of woman born,” Mcb. V, 8, 12. Lucr. 348. Lucr. 348 Lucr. 348 Lucr. 348 Lucr. 348 Lucr. 348 Lucr. 348 Lucr. 348 Sonn. 4, 13. 12, 10. 16, 14. 73, 11. 133, 4. Merch. II, 6, 40. R2 I, 1, 51 etc. etc. Impf.: “and I m. be from thence!” Mcb. IV, 3, 212.
4) a logical necessity: “then m. the love be great 'twixt thee and me, because thou lovest the one, and I the other,” Pilgr. 105. “it m. needs be of subtle, tender and delicate temperance,” Tp. II, 1, 41. “the story of your life, which m. take the ear strangely,” V, 312. Meas. II, 4, 30. V, 123. Mids. III, 2, 119. Merch. III, 4, 18 etc.
The verbs to go, to get or the like, omitted after it: “I m. after,” Gent. II, 4, 176. “I m. unto the road,” Gent. II, 4, 176 “now m. we to her window,” IV, 2, 16. “I m. of another errand to Sir John Falstaff,” Wiv. III, 4, 113. “he m. before the deputy,” Meas. III, 2, 35. “thither I m.” Err. IV, 1, 112. “I m. now to Oberon,” Mids. II, 2, 83. “I m. to the barber's,” IV, 1, 25. “I m. to Lorenzo,” Merch. II, 2, 114. “I m. away,” IV, 1, 403. “thus m. I from the smoke into the smother,” As I, 2, 299. “I m. away to-day,” Shr. III, 2, 192. “she m. with me,” Shr. III, 2, 192 “thither m. I,” V, 1, 11. “we m. to horse again,” All's V, 1, 37. “we m. to the king,” Wint. IV, 4, 848. “m. I back,” John V, 2, 95. “I m. to Coventry,” R2 I, 2, 56. “you m. to the court,” H4A II, 4, 368. “we m. away all night,” IV, 2, 63. “we m. hence,” H4B II, 4, 397. “a' m. to the inns of court,” III, 2, 14. “I m. hence again,” H6B IV, 5, 13. “Edward needs m. down,” H6C IV, 3, 42. “King Edward's friends m. down,” IV, 4, 28. “I m. away,” R3 I, 4, 289 (Ff will). “I m. to bed,” H8 IV, 2, 166. “I m. to him,” V, 1, 8. “thou m. to thy father,” Troil. IV, 2, 97. “I m. then to the Grecians?” IV, 4, 57. “I m. to the learned,” Rom. I, 2, 45. “we m. out and talk,” Caes. V, 1, 22. “I m. to England,” Hml. III, 4, 200. “truth's a dog m. to kennel,” Lr. I, 4, 124. “I m. needs after him,” IV, 5, 15. “we m. to the watch,” Oth. II, 3, 12. “you m. to Parthia,” Ant. II, 3, 41. “to prepare this body, like to them, to what I m.” Per. I, 1, 44.
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