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Purchase, vb. to acquire, to obtain, to gain (a profit), or to draw on one's self (an evil) in any manner; absol.: “there's wondrous things spoke of him. Wondrous! ay, I warrant you, and not without his true --ing,” Cor. II, 1, 155 (desert earned by exertion). Transitively: “as my gift and thine own acquisition worthily --d take my daughter,” Tp. IV, 1, 14. “I have --d as many diseases under her roof,” Meas. I, 2, 46. “his pardon, --d by such sin,” IV, 2, 111. “and never gives to truth and virtue that which simpleness and merit --th,” Ado III, 1, 70 (== deserves; cf. above). “which with pain --d doth inherit pain,” LLL I, 1, 73. “how hast thou --d this experience?” III, 27. “that clear honour were --d by the merit of the bearer,” Merch. II, 9, 43. “your accent is something finer than you could p. in so removed a dwelling,” As III, 2, 360. “with die and drab I --d this caparison,” Wint. IV, 3, 27. “p. the sight again of dear Sicilia,” IV, 4, 522. “I sent thee forth to p. honour,” R2 I, 3, 282. “how can tyrants safely govern home, unless abroad they p. great alliance,” H6C III, 3, 70. “true peace, which I will p. with my duteous service,” R3 II, 1, 63. which (peace) “she shall p. with still lasting war,” IV, 4, 344. “do this and p. us thy lasting friends,” Tit. II, 3, 275. “though his right arm might p. his own time,” Tim. III, 5, 78. “--ing but trouble,” Cymb. II, 3, 93. Dat. and accus., == to bring in, to gain sth. to a person: “one poor retiring minute in an age would p. thee a thousand friends,” Lucr. 963. “lest it make you choleric and p. me another dry basting,” Err. II, 2, 63. “the glove may haply p. him a box o' the ear,” H5 IV, 7, 181. “his silver hairs will p. us a good opinion,” Caes. II, 1, 145. Partic. --d, opposed to hereditary: what in me was --d (viz the crown) “falls upon thee in a more fairer sort,” H4B IV, 5, 200. “his faults . . . hereditary rather than --d,” Ant. I, 4, 14.
== to acquire by paying an equivalent, to buy: Wiv. II, 2, 213. LLL V, 2, 59. Merch. III, 2, 89. III, 4, 20. IV, 1, 90. Tw. III, 3, 45. Wint. IV, 3, 127. John III, 1, 166 “(of).” H6B I, 1, 223. III, 3, 3. H6C III, 2, 73. H8 I, 1, 98. Tit. III, 1, 199. Ant. V, 2, 148. to p. out == to buy out (q. v.), to redeem: “nor tears nor prayers shall p. out abuses,” Rom. III, 1, 198. Absol., == to make a bargain: “that I should p. the day before for a little part,” Tim. III, 2, 52.
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