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Meet, adj. 1) answering the purpose, proper, fit, good, decent: “let me have what thou thinkest m. and is most mannerly,” Gent. II, 7, 58. “we thought it m. to hide our love,” Meas. I, 2, 156. “I do confess it and repent it. 'tis m. so,” II, 3, 30. “if you think it m., compound with him by the year,” IV, 2, 25. “such m. food to feed it,” Ado I, 1, 122. “find me a m. hour to draw Don Pedro and the count alone,” II, 2, 33. LLL V, 2, 237. Shr. Ind. 2, 133. V, 2, 141. John V, 7, 94. H4A IV, 1, 33. H4B IV, 2, 117. R3 III, 5, 74. Troil. I, 3, 333. Cor. III, 1, 168. Cor. III, 1, 168 Tit. V, 3, 165. Caes. I, 2, 170. Hml. I, 5, 171. V, 1, 72. Lr. I, 2, 200. IV, 7, 11. Oth. I, 1, 146. Ant. V, 1, 49. Per. III, 1, 55. With for: “for any or for all these exercises he said that Proteus was m.” Gent. I, 3, 12. “--est for death,” Merch. IV, 1, 115. Wint. II, 2, 46. R2 V, 3, 118. H5 I, 2, 254. Tit. III, 1, 179. Hml. V, 1, 105. With an inf.: “m. to be an emperor's counsellor,” Gent. II, 4, 77. “York is --est man to be your regent,” H6B I, 3, 163. “m. to be sent on errands,” Caes. IV, 1, 13. With a clause; either the subjunctive or should following: “it is not m. the council hear a riot,” Wiv. I, 1, 36. “it is very m. the Lord Bassanio live an upright life,” Merch. III, 5, 78. “it is m. I presently set forth,” IV, 1, 404. H5 II, 4, 15. H5 II, 4, 15 H6B III, 1, 237. H6B III, 1, 237 Troil. I, 3, 358. Caes. I, 2, 314. III, 2, 146. IV, 3, 125. Hml. I, 5, 107. Ant. II, 6, 2. Cymb. I, 5, 16. “it is not m. that I should be sad,” H4B II, 2, 42. “is it m. that we should also be an ass and a fool?” H5 IV, 1, 79. “it is not m. he should,” H5 IV, 1, 79 “is't m. that he should leave the helm?” H6C V, 4, 6. R3 II, 2, 139. Troil. II, 2, 72. Caes. II, 1, 155. IV, 3, 7. Mcb. V, 1, 18. Hml. III, 3, 31. Oth. IV, 2, 107. -- Comp. “--er:” H5 I, 2, 254. Ant. V, 1, 49. Superl. “--est:” Merch. IV, 1, 115. H6B I, 3, 163. R3 III, 5, 74.
Adverbially: where we'll show what's yet behind, that m. you all should know (the later Ff and M. Edd. that's m.) Meas. V, 545. “if it end so m., the bitter past, more welcome is the sweet,” All's V, 3, 333.
2) quit, even: “he'll be m. with you,” Ado I, 1, 47.
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