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Sanctity, holiness: “his kissing is as full of s. as the touch of holy bread,” As III, 4, 14. “which way is he, in the name of s.?” Tw. III, 4, 94 (Sir Toby's speech). “with such s. of love,” Tw. III, 4, 94 “in pure white robes, like very s.” Wint. III, 3, 23. “the very opener and intelligencer between the grace, the --es of heaven and our dull workings,” H4B IV, 2, 21. “such s. hath heaven given his hand,” Mcb. IV, 3, 144. “my s. will to my sense bend no licentious ear,” Per. V, 3, 29. In Hml. I, 3, 21 Ff the s. and health of the whole state, Qq the safety. Theobald conj. sanity; cf. II, 2, 214, where also the writing of Qq is sanctity.
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