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Pith, 1) marrow: “let it feed even on the p. of life,” Hml. IV, 1, 23.
2) strength, force: “the precedent of p. and livelihood,” Ven. 26. “not arrived to p. and puissance,” H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. “since these arms of mine had seven years' p.” Oth. I, 3, 83. “enterprises of great p. and moment,” Hml. III, 1, 86 (at first undertaken with great energy. Qq pitch).
3) chief part, quintessence: “that's my p. of business,” Meas. I, 4, 70. “you marked not what's the p. of all,” Shr. I, 1, 171. “it takes from our achievements the p. and marrow of our attribute,” Hml. I, 4, 22.
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