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Posture, attitude: “her natural p.” Wint. V, 3, 23. “in most strange --s we have seen him set himself,” H8 III, 2, 118. “gave him graceful p.” Cor. II, 1, 237. “i' the p. of a whore,” Ant. V, 2, 221. “puts himself in p. that acts my words,” Cymb. III, 3, 94. Almost == appearance, shape, form: “laming the shrine of Venus or straight-pight Minerva, --s beyond brief nature,” Cymb. V, 5, 165.
Very strange use: “Antony, the p. of your blows are yet unknown,” Caes. V, 1, 33 (Singer puncture, a word unknown to Sh.).*
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