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Strangeness, 1) distant behaviour, reserve: “she puts on outward s.” Ven. 310. “measure my s. with my unripe years,” Ven. 310 “ungird thy s.” Tw. IV, 1, 16. “the s. of his altered countenance,” H6B III, 1, 5. “the savage s. he puts on,” Troil. II, 3, 135. “between your s. and his pride,” III, 3, 45. “put on a form of s.” III, 3, 45 “he shall in s. stand no farther off than in a politic distance,” Oth. III, 3, 12 (Qq in strangest).
2) wonderfulness, power of exciting surprise: Tp. I, 2, 306. V, 247. Meas. V, 386. Lr. IV, 6, 66.
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