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Plight, subst. 1) state, condition: Lucrece, in this lamentable p. Lucr. Arg. Oth. I, 3, 151 “how can I return in happy p.” Sonn. 28, 1. “my doleful p.” Pilgr. 277. “in better p. for a lender than you,” Wiv. II, 2, 172. Wint. II, 1, 118. H6C III, 3, 37. Troil. III, 2, 168 “(to keep her constancy in p. and youth outliving beauty's outward).” Tit. III, 1, 103. IV, 4, 32. Mcb. I, 2, 2. Ant. V, 2, 33.
2) pledge, assurance given: “that lord whose hand must take my p. shall carry half my love with him,” Lr. I, 1, 103.
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