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Proud, adj. 1) gorgeous: “which the conceited painter drew so p. as heaven, it seemed, to kiss the turrets bowed,” Lucr. 1371. “thy youth's p. livery,” Sonn. 2, 3. “from their p. lap pluck them where they grew,” 98, 8. “rich scarf to my p. earth,” Tp. IV, 82. “why should p. summer boast,” LLL I, 1, 102. “the p. day is all too wanton and too full of gawds,” John III, 3, 34. “report of fashions in p. Italy,” R2 II, 1, 21. “set not thy sweet heart on p. array,” Lr. III, 4, 85. Adverbially: “his crest that --er than blue Iris bends,” Troil. I, 3, 380.
2) lofty; full of vigour, mettle or beauty: “rein his p. head to the saddle-bow,” Ven. 14. “a breeding jennet, lusty, young and p.” Ven. 14 “nothing else with his p. sight agrees,” Ven. 14 “a p. rider on so p. a back,” Ven. 14 “the blunt boar, rough bear, or lion p.” Ven. 14 “clapping their p. tails to the ground below,” Ven. 14 “this p. issue of a king,” Lucr. 37. “the flesh being p., desire doth fight with grace,” Lucr. 37 “to ruinate p. buildings,” Lucr. 37 “a complement of p. compare,” Sonn. 21, 5. “p. titles,” 25, 2. “the p. full sail of his verse,” 86, 1. “the --est of them shall well hear of it,” Ado IV, 1, 194. “have every pelting river made so p.” Mids. II, 1, 91. “I'll bring mine action on the --est he,” Shr. III, 2, 236. “our purses shall be p., our garments poor,” IV, 3, 173. “our party may well meet a --er foe,” John V, 1, 79. “with p. desire of bold-faced victory,” H6A IV, 6, 11. “it would amaze the --est of you all,” IV, 7, 84. “at such p. rate,” H8 III, 2, 127. “will rouse the --est panther in the chase,” Tit. II, 2, 21 etc. etc.
3) full of self-esteem, elated, haughty: Sonn. 75, 5. 80, 6. Wiv. II, 2, 77. Meas. II, 2, 117. Ado III, 1, 10. H6A I, 2, 138; cf. H6C II, 1, 168 and II, 2, 84. H6A IV, 3, 24. H6B I, 3, 143. Ant. III, 13, 142. Cymb. III, 3, 9 etc. etc. With “of:” Lucr. 437. Sonn. 67, 12. 78, 9. Compl. 108. Gent. II, 4, 161. Err. I, 1, 59. LLL II, 35. Merch. III, 4, 8. All's I, 2, 44. H5 III, 3, 4. IV Chor. H5 III, 3, 4 H6B IV, 10, 77. Troil. III, 3, 248. Rom. III, 5, 148. Tit. I, 254. Cymb. II, 4, 135. “p. of this pride,” Sonn. 151, 10 (proud of being so full of mettle? or simply == so proud?). With on: “mine that I was p. on,” Ado IV, 1, 139. With with, == a) by: “p. with his form,” LLL II, 237. “O death, made p. with pure and princely beauty,” John IV, 3, 35. “to make the base earth p. with kissing it,” R2 III, 3, 191. V, 5, 86. b) to, against: “an a' be p. with me,” Troil. II, 3, 215. Followed by an inf.: “p. to see him woo her,” Ven. 309. LLL II, 17. V, 2, 66. As I, 2, 245. Troil. III, 3, 37. Cor. I, 1, 240. II, 1, 247. Ant. IV, 15, 88. By a clause: “so p. that Bolingbroke was on his back,” R2 V, 5, 84. Rom. III, 5, 147. Tim. II, 2, 199.
4) selfish, cold, unkind: “O, be not p.” Ven. 113. “thy p. heart's slave,” Sonn. 141, 12. “p., disobedient, stubborn,” Gent. III, 1, 69. “she is p. Out with that too; it was Eve's legacy and cannot be ta'en from her,” Gent. III, 1, 69 “I must not seem p.” Ado II, 3, 237. “never framed a woman's heart of -- er stuff,” III, 1, 50. “p. Titania,” Mids. II, 1, 60. “peevish, p., idle, made of self-love,” All's I, 1, 156; cf. As III, 2, 431. “is she not p.?” Rom. III, 5, 144.
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