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Pronounce, 1) to speak, to utter solemnly or officially: “and do p. by me: lingering perdition shall attend you,” Tp. III, 3, 76. “that Edward be --d a traitor,” H6C IV, 6, 54. “whom the oracle hath doubtfully --d thy throat shall cut,” Tim. IV, 3, 121. “the spirits that know all mortal consequences have --d me thus,” Mcb. V, 3, 5 (cf. H8 I, 1, 196). “that I am to p. Caesar thine enemy,” Cymb. III, 1, 63. Especially applied to the decisions of a judge: “we do here p., Marcius is worthy of death,” Cor. III, 1, 209. “let them p. the steep Tarpeian death,” III, 3, 88. “p. his present death,” Mcb. I, 2, 64. “whose condemnation is --d,” H5 III, 6, 144. “to p. a doom,” R2 I, 3, 149. Tit. III, 1, 50. “pardon,” Merch. IV, 1, 392. H6B IV, 8, 9. “a sentence,” Meas. II, 4, 62. LLL I, 1, 302. As I, 3, 87. R3 I, 4, 190. cf. Rom. II, 3, 79.
2) to deliver, to recite: “good sentences and well --d,” Merch. I, 2, 11. “after your way his tale --d shall bury his reasons with his body,” Cor. V, 6, 58. “speak the speech as I --d it to you,” Hml. III, 2, 2. “I am tame, sir; p.” Hml. III, 2, 2
3) to articulate by the organs of speech: “det, when he should p. debt,” LLL V, 1, 23.
4) to declare, to express in words: “I hate thee, p. thee a gross lout,” Wint. I, 2, 301. “this sessions, to our great grief we p., even pushes 'gainst our heart,” III, 2, 1. “--ing that the paleness of this flower bewrayed the faintness of my master's heart,” H6A IV, 1, 106. “I do p. him in that very shape he shall appear in proof,” H8 I, 1, 196 (cf. Mcb. V, 3, 5). “as 't please yourself p. their office,” II, 4, 115. “if thou dost love, p. it faithfully,” Rom. II, 2, 94. “I do here p. . . . . I care not for you,” Cymb. II, 3, 112.
5) to speak out, to give utterance to: “sometime 'Tarquin' was --d plain, but through his teeth,” Lucr. 1786. “my prime request, which I do last p.” Tp. I, 2, 426. “the thunder --d the name of Prosper,” III, 3, 98. “for that name, which till this time my tongue did ne'er p.” John III, 1, 307. “is now leased out, I die --ing it,” R2 II, 1, 59. slanders . . . . the which in every language I p. H4B Ind. R2 II, 1, 59 “Lord Hastings had --d your part, I mean your voice,” R3 III, 4, 28. “no tongue could ever p. dishonour of her,” H8 II, 3, 4. “if what I now p. you have found true,” III, 2, 163. “p. but love and dove,” Rom. II, 1, 10. “wherefore could not I p. Amen,” Mcb. II, 2, 31. p. it (welcome) “for me to all our friends,” III, 4, 7. “the devil could not p. a title more hateful,” V, 7, 8. “by --ing of some doubtful phrase,” Hml. I, 5, 175. “'gainst fortune's state would treason have --d,” II, 2, 534. “not I . . . p. the beggary of his change,” Cymb. I, 6, 114.
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