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Supply, subst. a furnishing with what is wanted, aid, support, relief: for the which s, admit me Chorus to this history, H5 Chor. 31 (i. e. to have the assistance of 'your imaginary forces'). “my relief must not be tossed and turned to me in words, but find s. immediate,” Tim. II, 1, 27. “to use 'em toward a s. of money,” II, 2, 201. “to expend your time with us awhile, for the s. and profit of our hope,” Hml. II, 2, 24.
Especially == succours, additional forces: “the great s. that was expected by the Dauphin here, are wrecked,” John V, 3, 9. “your s., which you have wished so long, are cast away,” V, 5, 12. “looks he not for s.?” H4A IV, 3, 3. “eating the air on promise of s.” H4B I, 3, 28. “the Earl of Salisbury craveth s.” H6A I, 1, 159. “delays my promised s. of horsemen,” IV, 3, 10. “the prince shall follow with a fresh s.” H6C III, 3, 237. “with a s. of Roman gentlemen,” Cymb. IV, 3, 25. Plur. --es, in the same sense: “our --es live largely in the hope of great Northumberland,” H4B I, 3, 12. “we have --es to second our attempt,” IV, 2, 45. “with new --es of men,” Mcb. I, 2, 32. “'tis their fresh --es,” Cymb. V, 2, 16.
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