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Neglect, vb. 1) to pay no attention to, to leave undone or unnoticed: “her -- ed child holds her in chase,” Sonn. 143, 5. “--ing worldly ends,” Tp. I, 2, 89. “if thou --st what I command,” Tp. I, 2, 89 “n. my studies,” Gent. I, 1, 67. “she did n. her looking-glass,” IV, 4, 157. “the drowsy and --ed act,” Meas. I, 2, 174. “for your fair sakes have we --ed time,” LLL V, 2, 765. “lose and n. the creeping hours of time,” As II, 7, 112. “a beard --ed,” III, 2, 395. “--ed my sworn duty,” R2 I, 1, 134. “the means that heaven yields must be embraced, and not --ed,” III, 2, 30. “we must n. our holy purpose,” H4A I, 1, 101. if once it (the opportunity) “be --ed,” H6A V, 4, 157. “I hope, my absence doth n. no great designs,” R3 III, 4, 25. “n. the visitation of my friends,” III, 7, 107 (Ff deferred). “the --ing it may do some danger,” Rom. V, 2, 19. “our --ed tribute,” Hml. III, 1, 178. “and both n.” III, 3, 43. “infirmity doth still n. all office,” Lr. II, 4, 107. “--ing an attempt of ease and gain,” Oth. I, 3, 29. “--ed rather,” Ant. II, 2, 89. “jewels lose their glory if --ed,” Per. II, 2, 12.
2) to disregard, not to treat with due honour, to set at nought, to slight: his honour, his affairs, his “friends, his state, --ed all,” Lucr. 46. “we do n. the thing we have,” Lucr. 46 “I conjure thee that thou n. me not,” Meas. V, 50. “n. me, lose me,” Mids. II, 1, 206. “wherefore do you n. them?” Wint. IV, 4, 86. “he loves thee, and thou doest n. him,” H4B IV, 4, 21. “the fatal and --ed English,” H5 II, 4, 13. “what infinite heart's ease must kings n.” IV, 1, 254. strangely --ed (peers) H8 III, 2, 11. “n. him not,” H8 III, 2, 11 “the specialty of rule hath been --ed,” Troil. I, 3, 78. “--ed love,” Hml. III, 1, 186. “that so --ed you,” Oth. V, 1, 95.
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