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Return, subst. 1) the act of coming or going back: Sonn. 56, 12. Tp. II, 1, 73. Meas. IV, 2, 211. IV, 3, 143. V, 3. Merch. II, 8, 38. III, 4, 26. All's IV, 5, 75 “(was upon his r. home).” Tw. III, 4, 282. John III, 1, 321. R2 IV, 17. H4A IV, 3, 109 “(again).” H4B II, 4, 303. H5 III, 6, 72. H8 II, 1, 45. Tit. I, 76. Hml. III, 2, 329. IV, 7, 48. Lr. I, 4, 363. IV, 3, 6. Ant. III, 6, 60. Cymb. I, 4, 155. II, 4, 31. III, 2, 66. III, 4, 110. IV, 2, 186. IV, 3, 15. Per. II, 4, 52. “our home r.” Err. I, 1, 60. R2 I, 3, 267. “to make r.” Gent. II, 7, 14. Meas. IV, 3, 107. Tw. I, 4, 22. H6B I, 2, 83. H6C IV, 1, 5. Lr. II, 4, 153.
2) repayment, requital: “no gift to him but breeds the giver a r. exceeding all use of quittance,” Tim. I, 1, 290. “I'll pawn my honours to you upon his good --s,” III, 5, 82. “as rich men deal gifts, expecting in r. twenty for one,” IV, 3, 517. “I have been bold to them to use your signet and your name; but they do shake their heads, and I am here no richer in r.” II, 2, 212 (== for it? or no richer in returning than in going?). “most fair r. of greetings and desires,” Hml. II, 2, 60. Hence == answer: “if my father render fair r.” H5 II, 4, 127.
3) reimbursement: “a month before this bond expires, I do expect r. of thrice three times the value,” Merch. I, 3, 159.
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