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Suggestion, 1) any intimation or insinuation: who (the heart) like a king perplexed in his throne, by their (the eyes') “s. gives a deadly groan,” Ven. 1044.
2) a prompting to do evil, secret incitement, temptation, seduction: “they'll take s. as a cat laps milk; they'll tell the clock to any business that we say befits the hour,” Tp. II, 1, 288. “the most opportune place, the strongest s. our worser genius can, shall never melt mine honour into lust,” IV, 26. “--s are to others as to me,” LLL I, 1, 159. “a filthy officer he is in these --s for the young earl,” All's III, 5, 18. “arm thy constant and thy nobler parts against these giddy loose --s,” John III, 1, 292. “Arthur, whom they say is killed on your s.” IV, 2, 166. “misled by your s.” H4A IV, 3, 51. “that the united vessel of their blood, mingled with venom of s., . . . shall never leak,” H4B IV, 4, 45. “then was I going prisoner to the Tower, by the s. of the queen's allies,” R3 III, 2, 103. “one that, by s., tied all the kingdom,” H8 IV, 2, 35 (an expression taken from Holinshed, meaning perhaps any underhand practice). “why do I yield to that s. whose horrid image doth unfix my hair,” Mcb. I, 3, 134. “I'ld turn it all to thy s., plot, and damned practice,” Lr. II, 1, 75.
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