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Pass, vb. 1) to make one's way, to proceed, to go, to come: “that o'er the green cornfield did p.” As V, 3, 19. “to think your father should p. this way,” Wint. IV, 4, 20. “your gallery have we --ed through,” V, 3, 11. “if we may p., we will,” H5 III, 6, 169. “--ing to and fro,” H6A II, 1, 69. “if one of so mean condition may p. into the presence of a king,” H6B V, 1, 65. “Edward hath --ed in safety through the narrow seas,” H6C IV, 8, 3. “let the coffin p.” R3 I, 2, 38. “that I may see my shadow as I p.” R3 I, 2, 38 “his long trouble now is --ing out of this world,” H8 IV, 2, 162. “when they p. back from the christening,” V, 4, 78. “find a way out to let the troop p. fairly,” V, 4, 78 “a most unspotted lily shall she p. to the ground,” V, 5, 62. “as they p. toward Ilium,” Troil. I, 2, 194. “p. no further,” Cor. III, 1, 24. “if you will p. to where you are bound,” Cor. III, 1, 24 “I'll tell thee as we p.” Rom. II, 3, 63. “let me p. quietly,” Tim. III, 4, 54. “these words become your lips as they p. through them,” V, 1, 198. “any promise that hath --ed from him,” Caes. II, 1, 140. “--ing through nature to eternity,” Hml. I, 2, 73. “this trusty servant shall p. between us,” Lr. IV, 2, 19. “let poor folk p.” IV, 6, 243. “as my farthest band shall p. on thy approof,” Ant. III, 2, 27. “to p. along:” Gent. V, 4, 168. LLL II, 245. As I, 3, 115. R2 V, 2, 21. H6C II, 1, 195. R3 III, 1, 136. H8 V, 2, 11. Troil. III, 3, 51. Caes. II, 3, 11. Ant. III, 1, 37. “to p. away:” H8 I, 4, 33. LLL I, 1, 49 (== to avoid). “to p. by:” H6B II, 4, 48. III, 1, 16. IV, 8, 18. Troil. I, 2, 199. III, 3, 71. Rom. I, 1, 46. Tim. II, 1, 12. V, 4, 73. Caes. I, 2, 179. “to p. by sth.:” Sonn. 70, 9 (== to avoid). All's II, 3, 247. Troil. III, 3, 39. Troil. III, 3, 39 Caes. IV, 3, 68. “to p. on:” Mids. II, 1, 163. H8 II, 4, 130. Caes. II, 4, 26. to p., alone, == to go on: Caes. I, 2, 24. == to go away: “letting her p. so,” All's III, 4, 20. “I have no power to let her p.” H6A V, 3, 60. “what ransom must I pay before I p.?” H6A V, 3, 60 “till thou speak, thou shalt not p. from hence,” H6B I, 4, 30.
2) to go by; locally and temporally: scorning it (the tear) “should p.” Ven. 982. “in rage sent out, recalled in rage, being --ed,” Lucr. 1671. “when thou shalt strangely p. and scarcely greet me,” Sonn. 49, 5. “till the dregs of the storm be --ed,” Tp. II, 2, 43. “the best is --ed,” III, 3, 51. “kneel to the duke before he p. the abbey,” Err. V, 129. “till this company be --ed,” LLL I, 2, 131. “the troop is --ed,” All's III, 5, 96. “daffed the world aside and bid it p.” H4A IV, 1, 97 (as not caring for it; see below; and cf. Sly's “let the world slide,” Shr. Ind. 1, 6). “let's stay till he be --ed,” H6C III, 1, 12. “behold the Lady Anne pass from her coronation,” H8 IV, 1, 3. “flung gloves . . . upon him as he --ed,” Cor. II, 1, 281. “ere three days p.” Shr. IV, 2, 38. “hath told the thievish minutes how they p.” All's II, 1, 169. “let never day nor night unhallowed p.” H6B II, 1, 85. “ere half an hour p.” Tit. III, 1, 192. to let p. == to disregard, to take no notice of: “did I let p. the abuse done to my niece?” H6C III, 3, 188. “let former grudges p.” H6C III, 3, 188 let it, or let that p. == make no more words about it: Wiv. I, 4, 15. LLL V, 1, 102. LLL V, 1, 102 LLL V, 1, 102 LLL V, 1, 102 R3 IV, 2, 88 (Ff rest). Per. II, 3, 35 (cf. H4A IV, 1, 97). see Past.
Transitively, == to neglect, to disregard, to omit: “he shall not p. you,” Meas. IV, 6, 12. “if you fondly p. our proffered offer,” John II, 258. “please you that I may p. this doing,” Cor. II, 2, 143. “and --ed him unelected,” II, 3, 207. cf. to p. by in All's II, 3, 247.
3) to go over, to go across, to go through: “he should not p. those grounds,” Pilgr. 124. “the ways are dangerous to p.” Gent. IV, 3, 24. “the Vapians --ing the equinoctial,” Tw. II, 3, 24. “--ing these flats,” John V, 6, 40. “he hath --ed the river Somme,” H5 III, 5, 1. “well have we --ed and now repassed the seas,” H6C IV, 7, 5. “curses never p. the lips of those that breathe them in the air,” R3 I, 3, 285. “who --ed the melancholy flood,” I, 4, 45. “to see great Pompey pass the streets of Rome,” Caes. I, 1, 47.
Used of time, == to spend, to live through: “you have --ed a hell of time,” Sonn. 120, 6. “I have --ed a miserable night,” R3 I, 4, 2. “p. the remainder of our hateful days,” Tit. III, 1, 132. “in our last conference, --ed in probation with you, how you were borne in hand,” Mcb. III, 1, 80.* Joined with adverbs: “years, --ed over to the end they were created,” H6C II, 5, 39. “have no delight to p. away the time,” R3 I, 1, 25.
Figuratively, == to see, to experience, to suffer: “were I alone to p. the difficulties,” Troil. II, 2, 139. “the battles, sieges, fortunes, that I have --ed,” Oth. I, 3, 131. “she loved me for the dangers I had --ed,” Oth. I, 3, 131 be quiet then as men should be, till he hath --ed necessity, Per. II Prol. 6.
4) to go beyond: “--ing all conceit,” Pilgr. 110. “and so conclusions --ed the careires,” Wiv. I, 1, 184, i. e. carried the joke too far; cf. “he --es some humours and careers,” H5 II, 1, 132. “she --es praise,” LLL IV, 3, 241 (exceeds). “though it p. your patience and mine,” Shr. I, 1, 130. “as --es colouring,” Wint. II, 2, 20. who “--ed that --ing fair,” Rom. I, 1, 242 (== surpassed). “not a man shall p. his quarter,” Tim. V, 4, 60. “I have that within which --eth show,” Hml. I, 2, 85. “so far he --ed my thought,” IV, 7, 89 (Qq topt).
Absolutely, == to exceed bounds, to beggar description: “the women have so shrieked at it that it --ed,” Wiv. I, 1, 310. “this --es, Master Ford,” IV, 2, 127. IV, 2, 127 “all the rest so laughed that it --ed,” Troil. I, 2, 182. “he --es,” Tim. I, 1, 12. cf. Passing.
5) to have the liberty of going and coming, to have free passage: “you may not p., you must return,” Cor. V, 2, 5. Cor. V, 2, 5 Cor. V, 2, 5 Cor. V, 2, 5 “my lord, you p. not here,” Tit. I, 290. “then thou canst not p. to Mantua,” Rom. III, 3, 149. “sweet marjoram. P.” Lr. IV, 6, 94. “let him not p., but kill him rather,” Oth. V, 2, 241.
Transitively, == to allow to go: “I know not what I shall incur to p. it,” Wint. II, 2, 57. == to come into, to enter: “no villanous bounty yet hath --ed my heart,” Tim. II, 2, 182 (?).
Figuratively, == a) to be suffered, to be borne with: “in the number let me p. untold,” Sonn. 136, 9. “will that humour p.?” Wiv. I, 3, 57. that I may p. with a reproof the easier, sith you yourself know etc. Wiv. II, 2, 194. “thou didst make tolerable vent of thy travel; it might p.” All's II, 3, 213. “let me p. the same I am,” Wint. IV, 1, 9. “and so agree the play may p.” Wint. IV, 1, 9. Transitively, == to suffer, and to make to be suffered or acknowledged: “p. good humours,” Wiv. I, 1, 169. “we must have cracked crowns, and p. them current too,” H4A II, 3, 97. “some strange indignity, which patience could not p.” Oth. II, 3, 246. “uses a known truth to p. a thousand nothings with,” All's II, 5, 32. b) to be enacted, to receive the sanction of the legislature: “that bill had indeed against us --ed,” H5 I, 1, 3. “if it p. against us,” H5 I, 1, 3 “your request shall make me let it p.” V, 2, 372. “if your will p., I shall both find your lordship judge and juror,” H8 V, 3, 59. “to yield what --es here,” Cor. II, 2, 58. And transitively, == to receive the sanction of: “hath he not --ed the noble and the common?” Cor. III, 1, 29. “being --ed for consul with full voice,” III, 3, 59. c) to be current, to be regarded or estimated: “they may p. for excellent men,” Mids. V, 219. “let him p. for a man,” Merch. I, 2, 61. “p. for a wise man,” Tw. I, 5, 38. “to p. for honest,” Wint. II, 3, 72.
6) to die: “let him p. peaceably,” H6B III, 3, 25. “thus might he p. indeed,” Lr. IV, 6, 47. “let him p.” V, 3, 313.
7) to happen, to proceed, to be done: “what hath --ed between me and Ford's wife,” Wiv. III, 5, 63. Meas. III, 1, 161. Ado V, 2, 48. Tw. V, 158. “this practice hath most shrewdly --ed upon thee,” Tw. V, 158 “the injuries that have on both sides --ed,” Tw. V, 158 “thou seest what's --ed,” H6C III, 3, 226. “how --ed it?” H8 II, 1, 10. “nought hath --ed, but even with law,” Tit. IV, 4, 7. to bring to p. == to effect: Wiv. IV, 2, 183. Merch. I, 3, 93. Shr. III, 2, 131. to come to p. == to happen: Meas. II, 1, 256. Mids. III, 2, 33. IV, 1, 83. As II, 5, 52. All's IV, 3, 371. Tw. III, 4, 196. H8 I, 2, 63. Hml. II, 2, 437. Ant. IV, 14, 121.
Transitively, == to perform, to effect, to do: “to see thee p. thy punto, thy stock, thy reverse,” Wiv. II, 3, 26. “this swain shall p. Pompey the Great,” LLL V, 1, 135. “and p. my daughter a sufficient dower,” Shr. IV, 4, 45. “we'll p. the business privately and well,” Shr. IV, 4, 45
8) to utter, to pronounce: “--ed sentence may not be recalled,” Err. I, 1, 148. “your oaths are --ed,” LLL I, 1, 19. LLL I, 1, 19 “my doom which I have --ed upon her,” As I, 3, 86. “to p. assurance of a dower,” Shr. IV, 2, 117. “I'll add three thousand crowns to what is --ed already,” All's III, 7, 36. “he will not p. his word for two pence that you are no fool,” Tw. I, 5, 86. “remember thy promise --ed,” R2 V, 3, 51. “we will p. our accept and peremptory answer,” H5 V, 2, 82. “make thee beg pardon for thy --ed speech,” H6B III, 2, 221. that (voice) “not --ed me but by learned approbation of the judges,” H8 I, 2, 70 (me dat. ethicus). “I have --ed my word and promise to the emperor,” Tit. I, 468.
Absol., == to pass sentence, to give judgment: “the jury, --ing on the prisoner's life,” Meas. II, 1, 19. “thieves do p. on thieves,” Meas. II, 1, 19 “we may not p. upon his life without the form of justice,” Lr. III, 7, 24.
9) to thrust, to make a push in fencing: “I pray you, p. with your best violence,” Hml. V, 2, 309. Figuratively: “an thou p. upon me, I'll no more with thee,” Tw. III, 1, 48 (if thou makest sallies of wit on my score).
10) to care for: “as for these silken-coated slaves, I p. not,” H6B IV, 2, 136 (Cade's speech; the trans. use sub 2 misconceived).
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