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Particular, adj. 1) single: “what a hell of witchcraft lies in the small orb of one p. tear!” Compl. 289. “oft it chances in p. men,” Hml. I, 4, 23. “take corruption from that p. fault,” Hml. I, 4, 23 “each p. hair to stand on end,” I, 5, 19. “come you more nearer than your p. demands will touch it,” II, 1, 12. cf. the jest of Cade: “where's our general? Here I am, thou p. fellow,” H6B IV, 2, 119.
2) special, one among many considered in itself: “the p. accidents gone by since I came to this isle,” Tp. V, 305. “thy oaths, though they would swear down each p. saint,” Meas. V, 243. “you shall recount their p. duties afterwards,” Ado IV, 1, 3. “thus did she transshape thy p. virtues,” V, 1, 172. “that I should love a bright p. star,” All's I, 1, 97. “in what p. action to try him,” III, 6, 18. “the p. confirmations, point from point,” IV, 3, 71. “swear his thought over by each p. star in heaven,” Wint. I, 2, 425. “the king is not bound to answer the p. endings of his soldiers,” H5 IV, 1, 163. “whose tenours and p. effects you have enscheduled briefly in your hands,” V, 2, 72. “but what p. rarity?” Tim. I, 1, 4. “in what p. thought to work I know not,” Hml. I, 1, 67.
3) pertaining to a single person or thing: “I will have it in a p. ballad else,” H4B IV, 3, 52. “doth any name p. belong unto the lodging?” IV, 5, 233. “the prescript praise and perfection of a good and p. mistress,” H5 III, 7, 50. “hath robbed many beasts of their p. additions,” Troil. I, 2, 20. “the success although p., shall give a scantling of good or bad unto the general,” I, 3, 341. “value dwells not in p. will,” II, 2, 53. “yet is the kindness but p.; 'twere better she were kissed in general,” IV, 5, 20. “whereby he does receive p. addition,” Mcb. III, 1, 100. “why seems it so p. with thee?” Hml. I, 2, 75.
Hence == individual, private, personal: “that no p. scandal once can touch but it confounds the breather,” Meas. IV, 4, 30. “their profits, their own p. thrifts,” Wint. I, 2, 311. “upon my p. knowledge of his directions,” H5 III, 2, 84. “to lay apart their p. functions,” III, 7, 41. “make yourself mirth with your p. fancy, and leave me out on't,” H8 II, 3, 101. “but by p. consent proceeded under your hands and seals,” II, 4, 221. “thine own p. wrongs,” Cor. IV, 5, 92. “the glorious gods sit in hourly synod about thy p. prosperity,” V, 2, 74. “though in general part we were opposed, yet our old love made a p. force,” Tim. V, 2, 8. “as he in his p. act and place may give his saying deed,” Hml. I, 3, 26 (Ff in his peculiar sect and force). “inform her full of my p. fear,” Lr. I, 4, 360. “these domestic and p. broils,” V, 1, 30. “my p. grief,” Oth. I, 3, 55. “from which the world should note something p.” Ant. III, 13, 22 (some personal merit).
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