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Recreation, 1) refreshment: we will to our r. (i. e. to dinner) LLL IV, 2, 173 (Holofernes' speech).
2) diversion, amusement: “sweet r. barred, what doth ensue but moody and dull melancholy,” Err. V, 78. “is there no quick r. granted?” LLL I, 1, 162. “make him a common r.” Tw. II, 3, 146. “tears shed there shall be my r.” Wint. III, 2, 241. “the true prince may, for r. sake, prove a false thief,” H4A I, 2, 173. “most fit for your best health and r.” R3 III, 1, 67. “it is a r. to be by and hear him mock the Frenchman,” Cymb. I, 6, 75.
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