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Round, adv. 1) circularly; a) turning on the axis: “he that is giddy thinks the world turns r.” Shr. V, 2, 20. “I am giddy, expectation whirls me r.” Troil. III, 2, 19. “cup us till the world go r.” Ant. II, 7, 124. “does the world go r.?” Cymb. V, 5, 232. b) standing or moving in an orb: “nineteen zodiacs have gone r.” Meas. I, 2, 172. “a health! let it go r.” H8 I, 4, 97. Tim. I, 2, 54. “time is come r.” Caes. V, 3, 23. Followed by “about:” Lucr. 1586. Wiv. IV, 4, 31. V, 5, 79. V, 5, 79 Meas. III, 1, 125. Ado V, 3, 15. Mids. II, 1, 175. Tit. III, 1, 123. Mcb. IV, 1, 4.
2) on every side, or in every direction: “r. underborne with a bluish tinsel,” Ado III, 4, 21. “hang it r. with all my wanton pictures,” Shr. Ind. 1, 47. “r. encompassed,” H6A I, 1, 114. “r. engirt with misery,” H6B III, 1, 200. V, 1, 99. H6C II, 1, 15. III, 2, 171. Caes. III, 2, 168. Hml. V, 2, 29. Oth. II, 1, 87. Per. III Prol. 35 (the regions r.). r. about: “empale him with your weapons r. about,” Troil. V, 7, 5. Caes. V, 3, 28. Oth. III, 3, 464. “the noise is r. about us,” Cymb. IV, 4, 1.
3) in every part, everywhere within a certain locality: “she throws her eyes about the painting r.” Lucr. 1499. “water once a day her chamber r. with eye-offending brine,” Tw. I, 1, 29. Followed by about: “the gentle day . . . r. about dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey,” Ado V, 3, 26. “a scroll, and written r. about,” Tit. IV, 2, 18. “proclaim it r. about the city,” Meas. V, 514. “look r. about the wicked streets of Rome,” Tit. V, 2, 98.
4) roundly, straightforwardly and without much ceremony: “I went r. to work,” Hml. II, 2, 139.
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