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Quit, (impf. and partic. quit; partic. --ed only in Wint. V, 1, 192) 1) to leave: “time had not scythed all that youth begun, nor youth all q.” Compl. 13. “the rats had q. it,” Tp. I, 2, 148. “q. the vessel,” Tp. I, 2, 148 “that we q. this place,” II, 1, 322. Meas. II, 4, 28. Wint. V, 1, 192. III, 2, 168. V, 3, 86. H5 III, 2, 92. III, 5, 3. V Chor. III, 5, 3 Mcb. III, 4, 93 “(q. my sight).” Lr. IV, 2, 94. Ant. III, 13, 65. Cymb. I, 1, 38 “(he q. being).” V, 5, 397. Per. III, 2, 18.
2) to set at liberty, to free, to deliver: “your master --s you,” Tw. V, 329. With of: “for your great seats now q. you of great shames,” H5 III, 5, 47. “--ing thee thereby of ten thousand shames,” H6B III, 2, 218. “God safely q. her of her burthen,” H8 V, 1, 70. q. == free, safe, rid: “he that dies this year is q. for the next,” H4B III, 2, 255. so I would he were (up to the neck in Thames) “and I by him, so we were q. here,” H5 IV, 1, 122. “I am q.” Tim. IV, 3, 397. “of this contradiction you shall now be q.” Cymb. V, 4, 169. cf. the pun in H4B II, 4, 371.
3) to clear, to excuse, to absolve, to acquit: “till thou canst q. thee by thy brother's mouth of what we think against thee,” As III, 1, 11. “here I q. him,” All's V, 3, 300. “I would I could q. all offences with as clear excuse,” H4A III, 2, 19. “I think thou art q. for that,” H4B II, 4, 371. “God q. you in his mercy,” H5 II, 2, 166.
4) to remit, to release from: “unless a thousand marks be levied, to q. the penalty,” Err. I, 1, 23. “those earthly faults, I q. them all,” Meas. V, 488. “to q. the fine for one half of his goods,” Merch. IV, 1, 381.
5) to requite, to repay, to pay for: “like doth q. like, and measure still for measure,” Meas. V, 416. your evil --s you well, 501 (you receive good for evil). “to q. their grief, tell thou the lamentable tale of me,” R2 V, 1, 43 (to pay them for their sad stories. Qq quite). “I shall q. you,” H5 III, 2, 110 (tell you also interesting things). “unless the Lady Bona q. his pain,” H6C III, 3, 128 (== reward). “Plantagenet doth q. Plantagenet,” R3 IV, 4, 20. R3 IV, 4, 20 “your children's children q. it in your age,” V, 3, 262. “to q. the bloody wrongs upon her foes,” Tit. I, 141. “I'll q. thy pains,” Rom. II, 4, 204 (O. Edd. quite). “is't not perfect conscience, to q. him with this arm?” Hml. V, 2, 68. “if Hamlet give the first or second hit, or q. in answer of the third exchange,” Hml. V, 2, 68 “enkindle all the sparks of nature, to q. this horrid act,” Lr. III, 7, 87. “God q. you!” Ant. III, 13, 124. “whom he may at pleasure whip . . . to q. me,” Ant. III, 13, 124 “thy loss is more than can thy portage q.” Per. III, 1, 35. to q. oneself of == to be even with: “to q. me of them thoroughly,” Ado IV, 1, 202. q. of, and q. with, == even with: “to be full q. of those my banishers,” Cor. IV, 5, 89. “Hortensio will be q. with thee,” Shr. III, 1, 92.
6) to q. oneself == to acquit oneself: “now q. you well,” Lr. II, 1, 32.
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