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Port, 1) a safe station for ships, a harbour: Merch. I, 1, 19. R2 I, 3, 276. R2 I, 3, 276. II, 2, 76. Tit. IV, 4, 38. Mcb. I, 3, 15. Lr. II, 1, 82. II, 3, 3. III, 1, 33. Ant. I, 3, 46. I, 4, 38.
2) a gate: All's III, 5, 39. Troil. IV, 4, 113. Troil. IV, 4, 113 Cor. I. 7, 1. V, 6, 6. Tim. V, 4, 55. Ant. IV, 4, 23. Metaphorically: “golden care that keepest the --s of slumber open wide,” H4B IV, 5, 24.
3) carriage, bearing, deportment; used only of a stately, portly appearance: “assume the p. of Mars,” H4B IV, 5, 24. “bear the name and p. of gentlemen,” H6B IV, 1, 19. “and with our sprightly p. make the ghosts gaze,” Ant. IV, 14, 52. Hence == state, splendid manner of living: “a more swelling p. than my faint means would grant continuance,” Merch. I, 1, 124. “the magnificoes of greatest p.” III, 2, 283. “keep house and p. and servants, as I should,” Shr. I, 1, 208. “my man Tranio, bearing my p.” III, 1, 36.
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