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Marvel, vb. 1) to find something strange, to wonder; absol.: “you make me m.” Tim. II, 2, 133. with at: “you must not m. at my course,” All's II, 5, 63. Cor. V, 6, 42. Mcb. III, 2, 54. Usually followed by a clause: “I m. I hear not of Master Brook,” Wiv. III, 5, 58. “you may m. why I obscured myself,” Meas. V, 395. “I m. thy master hath not eaten thee,” LLL V, 1, 42. “I m. why I answered not,” As III, 5, 132. “I m. Cambio comes not,” Shr. V, 1, 8. “we m. much our cousin France . . . would shut his bosom,” All's III, 1, 7. “I m. your ladyship takes delight,” Tw. I, 5, 89. “I do not only m. where thou spendest thy time,” H4A II, 4, 439. R3 II, 2, 111 (Qq why, Ff that). Troil. II, 2, 42. III, 3, 181. Lr. IV, 2, 1. Per. II, 1, 29. Followed by should: “I much m. that your lordship . . . should shake off the golden slumber,” Per. III, 2, 21.
2) to wonder, to be curious to know: “I m. how he sped,” H6A II, 1, 48 (== I should like to know). “I m. where Troilus is,” Troil. I, 2, 238. “I m. what kin thou and thy daughters are,” Lr. I, 4, 199.
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