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Purchase, subst. acquisition of any kind and by any means: “the difference is p. of a heavy curse from Rome, or the light loss of England for a friend,” John III, 1, 205. “the p. made, the fruits are to ensue,” Oth. II, 3, 9. “the p. is to make men glorious,” Oth. II, 3, 9 (== gain, profit). “I sought the p. of a glorious beauty,” I, 2, 72. == acquisition by money, buying, bargain: “which p. if thou make,” Ven. 515. these wise men that “give fools money get themselves a good report after fourteen years' p.” Tw. IV, 1, 24 (after having paid for it a pretty long time).* “there's no p. in money,” H4A III, 3, 45. “will his vouchers vouch him no more of his --s,” Hml. V, 1, 117. “if there were wealth enough for the p.” Cymb. I, 4, 91. == booty: “thou shalt have a share in our p.” H4A II, 1, 101 (Ff purpose). “they will steal any thing and call it p.” H5 III, 2, 45. “made prize and p. of his lustful eye,” R3 III, 7, 187.
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