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Speaker, 1) one speaking: “that contempt will kill the --'s heart,” LLL V, 2, 149. “let me be privileged by my place and message, to be a s. free,” Troil. IV, 4, 133. “stay, you imperfect --s, tell me more,” Mcb. I, 3, 70. “what's the newest grief? That of an hour's age doth hiss the s.” IV, 3, 175. “never say hereafter but I am truest s.” Cymb. V, 5, 376. With of: “after my death I wish no other herald, no other s. of my living actions, but such an honest chronicler as Griffith,” H8 IV, 2, 70.
2) an orator: “a s. is but a prater,” H5 V, 2, 166. “a most rare s.” H8 I, 2, 111.
3) the president of the parliament: “to us the s. in his parliament,” H4B IV, 2, 18. H6A III, 2, 60.
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