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Onset, beginning, setting about: if thou wilt leave me, do not leave me last, when other petty griefs have “done their spite, but in the o. come,” Sonn. 90, 11. “I have a sonnet that will serve the turn to give the o. to thy good advice,” Gent. III, 2, 94. “and for an o., Titus, to advance thy name, Lavinia will I make my empress,” Tit. I, 238. == beginning of a combat: “swell in their pride, the o. still expecting,” Lucr. 432. “the o. and retire of both your armies,” John II, 326.
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