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Particular, subst. 1) single person: “he's to make his request by --s, wherein every one of us has a single honour,” Cor. II, 3, 48. “I wish, sir -- I mean, for your p. -- you had not joined in commission with him,” IV, 7, 13. “though no man lesser fears the Greeks than I as far as toucheth my p.” Troil. II, 2, 9. “for his p., I'll receive him gladly, but not one follower,” Lr. II, 4, 295.
2) a single point, a single thing: these --s (glory, skill, wealth etc.) “are not my measure,” Sonn. 91, 7. “give us --s of thy preservation,” Tp. V, 135. “to say ay and no to these --s is more than to answer in a catechism,” As III, 2, 240. “your doing, so singular in each p.” Wint. IV, 4, 144. “examine me upon the --s of my life,” H4A II, 4, 414. “I sent your grace the parcels and --s of our grief,” H4B IV, 2, 36. “a tapster's arithmetic may soon bring his --s therein to a total,” Troil. I, 2, 124. “in whom I know all the --s of vice so grafted,” Mcb. IV, 3, 51. “that all --s of duty know,” Lr. I, 4, 286. “your fortunes are alike. But how? give me --s,” Ant. I, 2, 57. “more --s must justify my knowledge,” Cymb. II, 4, 78.
3) private concern, personal relation: “my course, which holds not colour with the time, nor does the ministration and required office on my p.” All's II, 5, 66. “my brother general, the commonwealth, to brother born an household cruelty, I make my quarrel in p.” H4B IV, 1, 96. “every function of your power should, notwithstanding that your bond of duty, as 'twere in love's p., be more to me, your friend, than any,” H8 III, 2, 189. “who loved him in a most dear p.” Cor. V, 1, 3. “him that, his p. to foresee, smells from the general weal,” Tim. IV, 3, 159. “my more p. is Fulvia's death,” Ant. I, 3, 54. “forgive me in thine own p., but let the world rank me in register a master-leaver,” IV, 9, 20.
4) minute detail of things singly enumerated: “let me answer to the p. of the inter' gatories: demand them singly,” All's IV, 3, 207. “with every course in his p.” H4B IV, 4, 90. “let me question more in p., what have you deserved at the hands of fortune,” Hml. II, 2, 244.
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