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Place, vb. 1) to put, to set, to lay: “in thy dead arms do I mean to p. him,” Lucr. 517. “like stones of worth they thinly --d are,” Sonn. 52, 7. and p. my “merit in the eye of scorn,” 88, 2. “p. your hands below your husband's foot,” Shr. V, 2, 177. “a piece of ordnance 'gainst it I have --d,” H6A I, 4, 15. “p. barrels of pitch upon the fatal stake,” V, 4, 57. “on the pieces of the broken wand were --d the heads,” H6B I, 2, 29. “your father's head which Clifford --d there,” H6C II, 6, 53. “two women --d together makes cold weather,” H8 I, 4, 22. “upon my head they --d a fruitless crown,” Mcb. III, 1, 61. “that these bodies high on a stage be --d to the view,” Hml. V, 2, 389. “p. him here by me,” Lr. I, 4, 156. “I'll p. it upon this fairest prisoner,” Cymb. I, 1, 122. “briefly die their joys that p. them on the truth of girls and boys,” V, 5, 107. “to p. upon the volume of your deeds . . . your worth in arms,” Per. II, 3, 3. “though fortune have --d me in this sty,” IV, 6, 104. Reflexively: “p. you that side,” H8 I, 4, 20 (== take your seat).
2) to station, to assign a place or post to: “now in London p. him,” H5 V Chor. H5 V Chor. “here we her p.” Per. V Prol. Per. V Prol. “the prince, Claudio and my master, planted and --d and possessed by my master Don John,” Ado III, 3, 159. “--d behind,” H6A I, 1, 132. “--ing therein some expert officers,” III, 2, 127. “and --d a quire of such enticing birds,” H6B I, 3, 92. “our archers shall be --d in the midst,” R3 V, 3, 295. “on which side they have --d their men of trust,” Cor. I, 6, 52. “I'll be --d in the ear of all their conference,” Hml. III, 1, 192. “subscribed it, --d it safely,” V, 2, 52. “I will p. you where you shall hear us,” Lr. I, 2, 98. “the while I'll p. you,” Ant. II, 7, 116. Used of words, == to arrange, to choose: “be wary how you p. your words,” H6A III, 2, 3. “words sweetly --d and modestly directed,” V, 3, 179. “well --d,” H5 III, 7, 128 (== put in, alleged).
3) to establish (in an office), to appoint: “who is, if every owner were well --d, indeed his king,” H4A IV, 3, 94. “thou shalt be --d as viceroy under him,” H6A V, 4, 131. “as p. Duke Humphrey for the king's protector,” H6B III, 1, 250. “this yellow slave will p. thieves and give them title,” Tim. IV, 3, 35. “if I can p. thee, I will,” Per. IV, 6, 204. “how she came --d here in the temple,” V, 3, 67. Reflexively: “to take their rooms, ere I can p. myself,” H6C III, 2, 132 (i. e. become king).
3) to fix, to establish firmly: “where her faith was firmly fixed in love, there a nay is --d without remove,” Pilgr. 256. “my resolution is --d,” Ant. V, 2, 238.
4) to set, to repose: “doubt and suspect are --d too late,” Tim. IV, 3, 519. cf. Cymb. V, 5, 107.
5) to bestow, to dispose of: “which since I know they virtuously are --d,” Gent. IV, 3, 38. “if half thine outward graces had been --d about thy thoughts,” Ado IV, 1, 102. “she being down, I have the --ing of the British crown,” Cymb. III, 5, 65.
6) to hold, to estimate: “p. it for her chief virtue,” Gent. III, 1, 339. “and therefore, like herself, wise, fair and true, shall she be --d in my constant soul,” Merch. II, 6, 57. “let your fervour, like my master's, be --d in contempt,” Tw. I, 5, 307. “the ram they p. before his hand that made the engine,” Troil. I, 3, 208. “those she --th highest,” Cor. I, 5, 25.
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