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Rate, subst. 1) estimate: “which o'erprized all popular r.” Tp. I, 2, 92. “my son is lost, and in my r. she too,” II, 1, 109. stones whose --s (O. Edd. r.) “are either rich or poor as fancy values them,” Meas. II, 2, 150. “I am a spirit of no common r.” Mids. III, 1, 157 (worth). “she reckoned it at her life's r.” All's V, 3, 91. “I judge their number upon or near the r. of thirty thousand,” H4B IV, 1, 22.
2) price: “reckoning his fortune at such high-proud r.” Lucr. 19. “a jewel that I have purchased at an infinite r.” Wiv. II, 2, 213. “thy substance, valued at the highest r.” Err. I, 1, 24. IV, 4, 14. All's V, 3, 217. H6A III, 2, 43. H6C II, 2, 51. H8 I, 1, 99. III, 2, 127. Cor. I, 1, 193. Rom. V, 3, 301. Hml. I, 3, 122. IV, 4, 22.
3) degree in which a thing is done: “to be abridged from such a noble r.” Merch. I, 1, 127 (style of living). “brings down the r. of usance,” I, 3, 46. I, 3, 46
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