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Nurse, vb. 1) to suckle, to tend in infancy: As IV, 1, 178. Wint. II, 1, 56. Rom. I, 3, 60. I, 5, 117.
2) to bring up: Sonn. 77, 11. Meas. III, 2, 126. Wint. II, 3, 183. Cymb. V, 5, 322. Per. III, 1, 81. V, 3, 8. With up: “here --d up and bred,” Meas. IV, 2, 134.
3) to tend, to take care of: by --ing them (the miseries of my father) Lr. V, 3, 181.
4) Metaphorically, to feed, to cherish, to foment: “the aim of all is but to n. the life with honour, wealth, and ease,” Lucr. 141. thou (time) “--st all and murderest all,” Lucr. 141 “--th the disease,” Sonn. 147, 2. “all the accommodations that thou bearest are --d by baseness,” Meas. III, 1, 15. “truth shall n. her,” H8 V, 5, 29. “they have --d this woe,” Tit. III, 1, 74.
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