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Out, adv. 1) without, on or to the outside, opposed to in: “from this fair throne to heave the owner out,” Lucr. 413. “till my bad angel fire my good one out,” Sonn. 144, 14. “made gape the pine and let thee out,” Tp. I, 2, 293. “scratched out your eyes,” Gent. IV, 4, 209. “search Windsor castle within and out,” Wiv. V, 5, 60 (with belonging to both in and out). “a lion that goes not out to prey,” Meas. I, 3, 23. “keepest me out from the house,” Err. III, 1, 42. “so turns she every man the wrong side out,” Ado III, 1, 68. “when the age is in, the wit is out,” III, 5, 37. “if my hand be out,” LLL IV, 1, 137 (quibbling). “keep him o.” All's I, 1, 125. “my shoulder-blade is out,” Wint. IV, 3, 77 (dislocated). a' (the knave) “will not out, he's true bred,” H4B V, 3, 71. “I would see his heart out,” H6A III, 1, 120. “his eyeballs further out than when he lived,” H6B III, 2, 169. “ye blaze to burn them out,” H6C V, 4, 71. “there were wit in this head, an 'twould out,” Troil. III, 3, 256. “your wit will not so soon out,” Cor. II, 3, 30. “help me out from this hole,” Tit. II, 3, 209. “and bad'st me bury love. Not in a grave, to lay one in, another out to have,” Rom. II, 3, 84. “before I were forced out,” Tim. I, 2, 208. “stay thou out for earnest,” IV, 3, 47 (instead of being buried). “we must out and talk,” Caes. V, 1, 22 (step forth). “when the brains were out,” Mcb. III, 4, 79 (cf. Knock). “let in the maid, that out a maid never departed more,” Hml. IV, 5, 54 etc. Used of weapons, == drawn: “if I see a sword out,” Wiv. II, 3, 47. H4B II, 1, 17. Rom. I, 1, 39. Lr. II, 1, 40. IV, 6, 233 (cf. the indecent quibble in As IV, 1, 82--84). Applied to thoughts or actions, == uttered, disclosed, made public: “truth will out,” Merch. II, 2, 85. “your private grudge will out,” H6A IV, 1, 109. “rancour will out,” H6B I, 1, 142. “this will out,” R3 I, 4, 290. “and out they shall,” H8 III, 2, 304. “'twill out,” Oth. V, 2, 219 (cf. Find, Seek, Single etc.). Used imperatively without a verb: “out, out!” Wiv. IV, 2, 195. “out, sword!” Mids. V, 301. Cymb. IV, 1, 24. “out, tawny coats! out, scarlet hypocrite!” H6A I, 3, 56. “out, some light horsemen!” IV, 2, 43. “arm, arm, and out!” Mcb. V, 5, 46. Followed by with: “out with the dog!” Gent. IV, 4, 22. “out with it!” All's I, 1, 159. “out with it boldly,” R2 II, 1, 233. H8 III, 1, 39. “out with your knives,” Tim. IV, 1, 9 etc. (cf. With). Hence used as an interjection expressive of anger or abhorrence: “out, idle words!” Lucr. 1016. “out, out, Lucetta! that will be ill-favoured,” Gent. II, 7, 54. “out, dog! out, cur!” Mids. III, 2, 65. “out, tawny Tartar, out! out, loathed medicine, hated potion, hence!” Mids. III, 2, 65 “out, fool!” As III, 2, 105. Shr. IV, 1, 150. Tw. II, 5, 82. IV, 2, 29. Wint. II, 3, 66. John II, 122. IV, 3, 87. H4A II, 2, 45. II, 3, 80. II, 4, 531. H4A V, 4, 10. R3 I, 3, 118. Troil. V, 1, 40. Rom. III, 5, 157. Hml. II, 2, 515. Lr. IV, 6, 249. Oth. V, 2, 77. Ant. I, 2, 40. With on: “out upon't! what have I forgot?” Wiv. I, 4, 179. “out upon you! how am I mistook in you!” III, 3, 110. “out on thy mistress!” Err. II, 1, 68. “out upon thee, hind!” III, 1, 77. “out on thee, villain!” IV, 4, 129. Ado IV, 1, 57. Merch. III, 1, 38. Merch. III, 1, 38 All's V, 2, 51. Wint. IV, 3, 108. John I, 64. H4A I, 3, 208. R3 IV, 4, 509. H8 III, 1, 99. Tit. III, 2, 54. Rom. II, 4, 120. III, 5, 169. Emphatically before alack and alas: “but out, alack! he was but one hour mine,” Sonn. 33, 11. “out, alas! here comes my master,” Wiv. I, 4, 37. “out, alas, sir! cozenage, mere cozenage,” IV, 5, 64. Wint. IV, 4, 110. H6C I, 4, 18. Rom. IV, 5, 24. “out, and alas!” Oth. V, 2, 119.
Followed by of, and thus receiving the force of a preposition; a) opposed to in or into: “out of our way!” Tp. I, 1, 29. “sucked my verdure out on't,” I, 2, 87. “extirpate me and mine out of the kingdom,” I, 2, 87 “you would lift the moon out of her sphere,” II, 1, 183. “lead me out of my way,” II, 2, 7. “dropped out of the moon,” II, 2, 7 “I'll turn my mercy out o' doors,” III, 2, 78. “I'll turn you out of my kingdom,” IV, 253. “guide us out of this fearful country,” V, 106. “will never out of my bones,” V, 106 “out of my door!” Wiv. IV, 2, 193. “he looks out of the window,” Shr. V, 1, 57. “his mother's milk were scarce out of him,” Tw. I, 5, 171. “sad tidings bring I to you out of France,” H6A I, 1, 58. “would have armour here out of the Tower,” I, 3, 67. “put out of office,” Tim. I, 2, 207 etc. “out of service,” Wiv. II, 1, 182. “time out of mind,” Meas. IV, 2, 17. “out of all eyes, tongues, minds and injuries,” Ado IV, 1, 245. “he would fight . . . out of his pavilion,” LLL V, 2, 660. “out of hearing? gone?” Mids. II, 2, 152. “were he out of Venice,” Merch. III, 1, 133. “not out of your apparel, and yet out of your suit,” As IV, 1, 88. “so I were out of prison,” John IV, 1, 17. “born out of your dominions,” H8 II, 4, 16. “never seek for aid out of himself,” I, 2, 114 (in others). “when did he regard the stamp of nobleness in any person o. of himself?” III, 2, 13. “what good sport is out of town to-day,” Troil. I, 1, 116. “there's livers out of Britain,” Cymb. III, 4, 143.
b) denoting distance, absence and separation: “I cannot live out of her company,” As I, 3, 88. “I cannot be out of the sight of Orlando,” IV, 1, 221. “buried in highways out of all sanctified limit,” All's I, 1, 152. “that question is out of my part,” Tw. I, 5, 191 (== not in). “that's out of my note,” Wint. IV, 3, 49. “would I were fairly out on't,” H8 V, 3, 109. Cor. I, 3, 28. “live out of the teeth of emulation,” Caes. II, 3, 14. “keep you out of the shot and danger of desire,” Hml. I, 3, 35. “Lord Hamlet is a prince, out of thy star,” Hml. II, 2, 141. Hence == beyond: “and out of all suspicion she is virtuous,” Ado II, 3, 166. “out of doubt,” Merch. I, 1, 21. Err. IV, 3, 82. “wonderful, out of all hooping,” As III, 2, 203. And == without, wanting: “I will never buy and sell out of this word,” LLL III, 143. “I am out of friends,” All's I, 3, 42. “his approach, so out of circumstance and sudden,” Wint. V, 1, 90. “to be out of the king's protection,” H8 III, 2, 344. “she should have been buried out o' Christian burial,” Hml. V, 1, 28. “I am now from home and out of that provision which shall be needful for your entertainment,” Lr. II, 4, 208. “arts inhibited and out of warrant,” Oth. I, 2, 79. “out of beef,” H5 III, 7, 163. “we were never so much out of creatures,” Per. IV, 2, 6. cf. the following phrases: “things out of hope,” Ven. 567. Tp. III, 3, 11. “I'm out of patience,” Tp. I, 1, 58. “out o' your wits and hearing too,” III, 2, 86. “out of all count,” Gent. II, 1, 62. “out of tune,” IV, 2, 60. “out of all nick,” IV, 2, 60 “out of love with thee,” IV, 4, 210. “these jests are out of season,” Err. I, 2, 68. “if I would think my heart out of thinking,” Ado III, 4, 85. “she would laugh me out of myself,” III, 1, 76. “out of heart,” LLL III, 45. “out of question,” IV, 1, 30. “fright the ladies out of their wits,” Mids. I, 2, 82. “out of breath,” II, 2, 88. Cor. III, 1, 189. Rom. II, 5, 30. “be out of hope, of question, doubt,” III, 2, 279. “out of all reasonable match,” As III, 2, 87. “out of all cess,” H4A II, 1, 8. “I am out of fear of death,” IV, 1, 135. “I prattle out of fashion,” Oth. II, 1, 208. “I have wasted myself out of my means,” IV, 2, 188.
c) denoting the origin or source whence a thing or action proceeds: “thou speakest out of thy sleep,” Tp. II, 1, 212. “out of that 'no hope' what great hope have you!” Tp. II, 1, 212 “but how out of this can she avail?” Meas. III, 1, 243. “and entreat, out of a new-sad soul,” LLL V, 2, 741. “my hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind,” Mids. IV, 1, 124. “out of this silence yet I picked a welcome,” V, 100. it (thy nose) “is a copy out of mine,” Wint. I, 2, 122; cf. “these eyes were moulded out of his,” John II, 100. “I learnt it out of women's faces,” Wint. II, 1, 12; “as fear may teach us out of late examples,” H5 II, 4, 12; “therefore this maxim out of love I teach,” Troil. I, 2, 318. “made himself much sport out of him,” All's IV, 5, 68; “I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow,” H4B V, 1, 87. “and speak out of my injury,” Tw. V, 319. “more is to be said and to be done than out of anger can be uttered,” H4A I, 1, 107 (in that angry disposition which would now suggest my words).* “what you have collected out of the Duke of Buckingham,” H8 I, 2, 131. “it is spoke freely out of many mouths,” Cor. IV, 6, 64. “out of thy long-experienced time give me some counsel,” Rom. IV, 1, 60. “out of your proof you speak,” Cymb. III, 3, 27. “I speak not out of weak surmises,” III, 4, 23. Hence == by means of: “wilt thou be made a man out of my vice?” Meas. III, 1, 138. “a barber shall never earn sixpence out of it,” H4B I, 2, 29. “abusing better men than they can be, out of a foreign wisdom,” H8 I, 3, 29. “found thee a way out of his wreck to rise in,” III, 2, 438. “thou hast forced me, out of thy honest truth, to play the woman,” III, 2, 438 “he that will have a cake out of the wheat,” Troil. I, 1, 15. “nothing can be made out of nothing,” Lr. I, 4, 146. “even out of that will I cause these of Cyprus to mutiny,” Oth. II, 1, 281. “the wars must make examples out of their best,” III, 3, 66. “make yourself some comfort out of your best advice,” Cymb. I, 1, 156. “what your love will out of this advise you,” III, 2, 45. And == from, induced by, in consequence of: he did believe he was indeed the duke, out o' the substitution etc. Tp. I, 2, 103. “Gonzalo, out of his charity, did give us . . . .,” Tp. I, 2, 103 “which out of my neglect was never done,” Gent. V, 4, 89. “out of your favours vouchsafe,” LLL V, 2, 166. “out of my love to you, I came hither,” As I, 1, 137. “which his majesty, out of a self-gracious remembrance, did first propose,” All's IV, 5, 77. “out of my dear love I'll give thee more,” John II, 157. “out of your grace devise, ordain,” III, 1, 250. “I then, out of my grief and my impatience, answered neglectingly,” H4A I, 3, 51. “you speak it out of fear,” IV, 3, 7. “give their money out of hope they may believe,” IV, 3, 7. “when the king once heard it, out of anger he sent command,” II, 1, 150. “have out of malice possessed him with a scruple,” II, 1, 150 “been, out of fondness, superstitious to him,” III, 1, 131. “out of pity,” III, 2, 382. “your grace, out of the pain you suffered, gave no ear to it,” IV, 2, 8. “out of which frailty . . . . you have misdemeaned yourself,” V, 3, 12. “if we suffer, out of our easiness and childish pity, . . . . this sickness,” V, 3, 12 “and out of his noble carelessness lets them plainly see,” Cor. II, 2, 16. “pride, which out of daily fortune ever taints the happy man,” IV, 7, 38. “Lucius, out of his free love, hath presented to you . . .,” Tim. I, 2, 188. “I would not have your free and noble nature out of self-bounty be abused,” Oth. III, 3, 200.
Sometimes followed by the prepos. at, but only in a local sense, denoting a passage or outlet: “out at the postern,” Gent. V, 1, 9. “leans out at her mistress' window,” Ado III, 3, 156. IV, 1, 85. IV, 1, 85 Merch. II, 5, 41. As IV, 1 As IV, 1 As IV, 1 As IV, 1 Shr. V, 1, 32. John V, 7, 29. “lest resolution drop out at mine eyes,” John IV, 1, 36. “see him out at gates,” Cor. III, 3, 138. Cor. III, 3, 138 IV, 1, 47. “he goes out at the portal,” Hml. III, 4, 136.
2) abroad (in the Shakespearian sense of the word): “and seek preferment out,” Gent. I, 3, 7 (in foreign countries). “he hath been o. nine years,” Lr. I, 1, 33. “there ran a rumour of many worthy fellows that were out,” Mcb. IV, 3, 183 (== had taken the field). Hence == loudly, so as to be heard by others: “how I cried out then,” Tp. I, 2, 133 (cf. Cry). “volleys out his voice,” Ven. 921. “read out this,” Lr. V, 3, 109. “sound and be hanged, sound out,” Ant. II, 7, 140. cf. “ring out:” H6A I, 6, 11. IV, 2, 41. H8 II, 1, 32. Similarly: “shine out, fair sun,” R3 I, 2, 263 (do not suffer thy rays to be clouded, but let them fall everywhere; cf. outshining in I, 3, 268).
3) off, away: “out with it, and place it for her chief virtue,” Gent. III, 1, 339. Gent. III, 1, 339 O that that were out! 375 (not written in the catalogue). “well, sit you out: go home, Biron,” LLL I, 1, 110 (do not make one; stay away). “his own letter, the honourable board of council out, must fetch him in he papers,” H8 I, 1, 79 (== not consulted). “I am not so well as I should be, but I'll ne'er out,” Ant. II, 7, 36 (I will not stay behind, will not fail you). “but o., affection! all bond and privilege of nature break!” Cor. V, 3, 24. “out, damned spot!” Mcb. V, 1, 39. when these (tears) “are gone, the woman will be out,” Hml. IV, 7, 190. Joined to verbs, to indicate that something is made away with or eluded by the action: “tell him there is measure in every thing and so dance out the answer,” Ado II, 1, 75. “your grace hath sworn out house-keeping,” LLL II, 104 (== forsworn). “thinks with oaths to face the matter out,” Shr. II, 291. “sleeps out the afternoon,” All's V, 3, 66. cf. Lr. II, 2, 163. “and laughs it out,” Oth. IV, 1, 115. “dreading the curse that money may buy out,” John III, 1, 164.
4) at an end, or to the end; finished: “before the time be out,” Tp. I, 2, 246. “when the butt is out,” III, 2, 1. “on the catastrophe and heel of pastime, when it was out,” All's I, 2, 58. “their date is out,” H4A II, 4, 553. “the limit of your lives is out,” R3 III, 3, 8. “his spell in that is out,” H8 III, 2, 20. “my provision was out,” Tim. III, 6, 18. “do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out,” Hml. V, 2, 202. “our hour is fully out,” Ant. IV, 9, 33. Especially of fires and lights extinguished, and of eyes blinded: the eye of heaven is out, Lucr Ant. IV, 9, 33 (mine eye) “seems seeing, but effectually is out,” Sonn. 113, 4. “till candles and starlight and moonshine be out,” Wiv. V, 5, 106. his own (eyes) “are out,” As IV, 1, 219. “my eyes are out with the fierce looks of these men,” John IV, 1, 73. “his fire is out,” H5 III, 6, 112. “your eyes, half out,” Troil. V, 10, 49. “their candles are all out,” Mcb. II, 1, 5. “out, out, brief candle,” V, 5, 23. “Gloster's eyes being out,” Lr. IV, 5, 9. “our lamp is spent, it's out,” Ant. IV, 15, 85. Joined to verbs: “their light blown out,” Ven. 826. “two lamps burnt out,” Ven. 826 “burn out thy light,” Lucr. 190. she burned out love as soon “as straw outburneth,” Pilgr. 98. “dashes the fire out,” Tp. I, 2, 5. “wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness,” Gent. I, 1, 8. “so you will sing it out,” I, 2, 89. “you that have worn your eyes almost out in the service,” Meas. I, 2, 113. “this will last out a night in Russia,” II, 1, 139. “rend apparel out,” Merch. II, 5, 5. “extreme gusts will blow out fire and all,” Shr. II, 1, 136. “I would repent out the remainder of nature,” All's IV, 3, 272. “we'll have this song out anon,” Wint. IV, 4, 315. “will weep my date of life out,” John IV, 3, 106. “play out the play,” H4A II, 4, 531. “as a candle, the better part burnt out,” H4B I, 2, 178. “we'll fight it out,” H6A I, 2, 128. then out it goes (the candle) H8 III, 2, 97. “your eyes weep out at Pandar's fall,” Troil. V, 10, 49. “night's candles are burnt out,” Rom. III, 5, 9. “drawing days out,” Caes. III, 1, 100. “burn out the sense and virtue of mine eye,” Hml. IV, 5, 155. “out went the candle,” Lr. I, 4, 237. “my snuff . . . should burn out itself,” IV, 6, 40. “put out the light,” Oth. V, 2, 7. he rides it out (the tempest) Per. IV, 4, 31.
5) thoroughly, completely, fully: “thou wast not out three years old,” Tp. I, 2, 41. “and be a boy right out,” IV, 101. “the word is too good to paint out her wickedness,” Ado III, 2, 112; cf. “limning out a well-proportioned steed,” Ven. 290. “if thy qualities . . . . could speak thee out,” H8 II, 4, 140. “thou hast beat me out twelve several times,” Cor. IV, 5, 127.
6) Some peculiar significations: a) put beside one's part, having forgot what one has to say: “if he be out,” LLL V, 2, 152. LLL V, 2, 152 “they do not mark me, and that brings me out,” LLL V, 2, 152 “when they are out, they will spit,” As IV, 1, 76. “who could be out, being before his mistress?” As IV, 1, 76 “I have forgot my part, and I am out,” Cor. V, 3, 41.
b) on the wrong scent, aiming or going a wrong way: “your hand is out,” LLL IV, 1, 135. “if I cannot recover your niece, I am a foul way out,” Tw. II, 3, 201. “these petty brands that calumny doth use, -- O, I am out -- that mercy does,” Wint. II, 1, 72. bred out == degenerated: H5 III, 5, 29. Tim. I, 1, 259.
c) at odds: “Launcelot and I are out,” Merch. III, 5, 34. “be not out with me,” Caes. I, 1, 18.
d) not in office: “who's in, who's out,” Lr. V, 3, 15. cf. Tim. I, 2, 208. cf. to sit and to stand out.
e) not in the hands of the owner: they (your possessions) “are out by lease,” Gent. V, 2, 29. “if I had a monopoly out, they would have part on't,” Lr. I, 4, 167 (granted, bestowed on me).
f) having torn clothes: “if you be out, I can mend you,” Caes. I, 1, 18. Followed by at elbow or at heels, by way of denoting very poor circumstances: “he's out at elbow,” Meas. II, 1, 61. “I am almost out at heels,” Wiv. I, 3, 34. “grow out at heels,” Lr. II, 2, 164.
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