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Suspicion, imagination and apprehension of something ill: Ven. 448. Wiv. III, 3, 108. IV, 2, 36. Ado I, 1, 201. Wint. II, 1, 160. III, 2, 152. V, 3, 149. R2 IV, 157. H4A V, 2, 8 (O. Edd. supposition). H4B I, 1, 84. H5 II, 2, 140. H6B III, 2, 25. H6C V, 6, 11. V, 7, 13. R3 II, 1, 94. III, 5, 8. H8 III, 1, 53. H8 III, 1, 53 Rom. V, 3, 222 (the parties of s. == the suspicious parties). Oth. I, 3, 395. III, 3, 179. III, 3, 179 IV, 2, 215. to bear s. == to suspect: Lucr. 1321. to take s. (== to conceive s.): Wint. I, 2, 460. in s. == suspicious: “so like an old tale, that the verity of it is in strong s.” Wint. V, 2, 31. out of s. == without, free from s.: “out of all s., she is virtuous,” Ado II, 3, 166. The object of apprehension added with in or of: “because in York this breeds s.” H6B I, 3, 210. “have some special s. of Falstaff's being here,” Wiv. III, 3, 200. “which puts upon them s. of the deed,” Mcb. II, 4, 27. The possessive pronoun usually subjective (f. i. Wiv. IV, 2, 36. Wint. I, 2, 460), but also objective: “they shall be ready at your highness' will to answer their s. with their lives,” Tit. II, 3, 298 (i. e. the s. conceived against them). “if I find him comforting the king, it will stuff his s. more fully,” Lr. III, 5, 22. Abstr. pro concr.: “we took this mattock and this spade from him. A great s.” Rom. V, 3, 187 (== suspicious circumstance).
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