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Next, adv. 1) so as to approach nearest in degree: “stood it n. to death,” Gent. V, 4, 41. “before you, and n. unto high heaven, I love your son,” All's I, 3, 199. “n. to thyself and my young rover, he's apparent to my heart,” Wint. I, 2, 176. “n. to whom was John of Gaunt,” H6B II, 2, 13. “which buys a place n. to the king,” H8 I, 1, 66.
2) immediately after, without any other object of the kind intervening: “what impossible matter will he make easy n.?” Tp. II, 1, 89. “the n. ensuing hour,” Gent. II, 2, 11. “what it was that n. came in her eye,” Mids. III, 2, 2. “idly bent on him that enters n.” R2 V, 2, 25. “the thirtieth of May n. ensuing,” H6B I, 1, 49. In enumerations, == secondly: “health to thy person! n. vouchsafe . . .,” Lucr. 1305. Ant. III, 12, 16. “first . . . n.” Meas. V, 108. H6A III, 4, 12. H6B I, 3, 170. “first . . . n. . . . and last,” Wiv. II, 2, 263. “first . . . n. . . . and then,” III, 5, 112. “first . . . n. . . . lastly,” Merch. II, 9, 11.
3) the next time, on the first occasion offering: “I'll make you amends n.” Err. II, 2, 54. “when they n. wake, all this derision shall seem a dream,” Mids. III, 2, 370. “who therewith angry, when it n. came there, took it in snuff,” H4A I, 3, 40. “where is best place to make our battery n.” H6A I, 4, 65. “and so farewell until I meet thee n.” II, 4, 113. “when I did meet thee n.” IV, 1, 14. “come when you are n. prepared for,” Oth. IV, 1, 167.
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