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Perdition, 1) destruction, ruin: “lingering p. . . . shall step by step attend you,” Tp. III, 3, 77. “commend them and condemn them to her service or to their own p.” Wint. IV, 4, 389. “where reason can revolt without p.” Troil. V, 2, 145. “importing the mere p. of the Turkish fleet,” Oth. II, 2, 3. “p. catch my soul,” III, 3, 90. “to lose't or give't away were such p. as nothing else could match,” III, 4, 67.
2) loss: “not so much p. as an hair betid to any creature,” Tp. I, 2, 30. “this shall end without the p. of souls,” Tw. III, 4, 318. “the p. of the adversary hath been great,” H5 III, 6, 103. “his definement suffers no p. in you,” Hml. V, 2, 117.
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