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Slay (impf. slew, partic. slain) to kill, to put to death: Ven. 243. Ven. 243 Ven. 243 Ven. 243 Ven. 243 Ven. 243 Lucr. 515. Lucr. 515 Lucr. 515 Lucr. 515 Lucr. 515 Sonn. 139, 4. Sonn. 139, 4 Gent. IV, 1, 28. Ado V, 3, 13. Mids. II, 1, 190. III, 2, 47. III, 2, 47 V, 146. Merch. II, 1, 25. All's III, 5, 7. Tw. II, 4, 55. III, 3, 29. John III, 4, 7. V, 5, 10. R2 I, 1, 133. I, 2, 25. III, 2, 157. 183 etc. etc. “ta'en or slain:” R2 V, 6, 4. H6A IV, 4, 42. Troil. V, 5, 13. Caes. V, 5, 3. “to s. one's self:” Ven. 765. H6A I, 1, 141. Rom. III, 2, 45. III, 3, 116. IV, 1, 72. Caes. III, 1, 22. Ant. IV, 13, 7. Metaphorically, == to annihilate, to destroy, to ruin: “sad souls are slain in merry company,” Lucr. 1110. “number there in love was slain,” Phoen. 28. “what impossibility would s. in common sense, sense saves another way,” All's II, 1, 180. “to save a paltry life and s. bright fame,” H6A IV, 6, 45. “a man by his own alms empoisoned and with his charity slain,” Cor. V, 6, 12. “this, being tasted, --s all senses with the heart,” Rom. II, 3, 26.
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