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Seal, vb. 1) to imprint as with a stamp; figuratively: “seals of love, but --ed in vain,” Meas. IV, 1, 6. “upon his will I --ed my hard consent,” Hml. I, 2, 60.
2) to mark with a stamp, either by way of evidence and testimony, or in order to shut and close (as letters, bags of money); absol.: “he was fain to s. on Cupid's name,” LLL V, 2, 9. “the Frenchman became his surety and --ed under for another,” Merch. I, 2, 89. “her Lucrece, with which she uses to s.” Tw. II, 5, 104. H4A III, 1, 270. H4B IV, 3, 142. Ant. III, 2, 3. Figuratively: Ven. 512. With to: “I'll s. to such a bond,” Merch. I, 3, 153. Merch. I, 3, 153 Merch. I, 3, 153 “I did but s. once to a thing,” H6B IV, 2, 90. Transitively: “her letter now is --ed,” Lucr. 1331. “a --ed compact,” Hml. I, 1, 86. Compl. 49. Wiv. III, 4, 16. Merch. I, 3, 145. II, 6, 6. II, 8, 18. Shr. Ind. 2, 90 (--ed quarts, i. e. quart-measures officially stamped to show that they held the proper quantity). H4A III, 1, 81. IV, 4, 1. Mcb. V, 1, 8. Hml. III, 4, 202. V, 2, 47. Ant. II, 6, 60. Per. I, 3, 13. With up, == to close with a seal: “this --ed up counsel,” LLL III, 170. “the oracle, thus by Apollo's great divine --ed up,” Wint. III, 1, 19. “this --ed up oracle,” III, 2, 128. “this paper, thus --ed up,” Caes. II, 1, 37.
3) to close, to shut (cf. seel, with which it is sometimes confounded): “for --ing the injury of tongues,” Wint. I, 2, 337. “who have power to s. the accuser's lip” Lr. IV, 6, 174. “I had rather s. my lips,” Ant. V, 2, 146 With up: “black night that --s up all in rest,” Sonn. 73, 8. “our arms, like to a muzzled bear, hath all offence --ed up,” John II, 250. “s. up the ship-boy's eyes,” H4B III, 1, 19. “s. up your lips,” H6B I, 2, 89. “the searchers of the town --ed up the doors and would not let us forth,” Rom. V, 2, 11. “s. up the mouth of outrage for awhile,” V, 3, 216. “to s. her father's eyes up close as oak,” Oth. III, 3, 210 (Ff seel).
4) to complete, to finish, to make up; absol.: “the --ing day betwixt my love and me,” Mids. I, 1, 84 (bringging to a close what has been begun; or the day on which we are to sign our contract). “s. then, and all is done,” Ant. IV, 14, 49 (== make an end). trans.: “till we have --ed thy full desire,” Tim. V, 4, 54. “every thing is --ed and done,” Hml. IV, 3, 58. With up: “and by him s. up thy mind, whether that thy youth and kind will the faithful offer take,” As IV, 3, 58 (== make up, bring to a determination). “here had the conquest fully been --ed up,” H6A I, 1, 130.
5) to confirm, to ratify, to sanction, to attest: (those lips) “--ed false bonds of love,” H6A I, 1, 130. H6A I, 1, 130 “to s. our happiness with their consents,” Gent. I, 3, 49. “s. the bargain with a holy kiss,” II, 2, 7. “his worth and credit that's --ed in approbation,” Meas. V, 245. “have --ed his rigorous statutes with their bloods,” Err. I, 1, 9. “which I had rather s. with my death,” Ado V, 1, 247. “and s. the title with a lovely kiss,” Shr. III, 2, 125. “all the ceremony of this compact --ed in my function, by my testimony,” Tw. V, 164. my hand thus --s it (the covenant) R2 II, 3, 50. “that you should s. this lawless bloody book of forged rebellion with a seal divine,” H4B IV, 1, 91. “with blood he --ed a testament of noble-ending love,” H5 IV, 6, 26. “now thou art --ed the son of chivalry,” H6A IV, 6, 29. “the match is made, she --s it with a curtsy,” H6C III, 2, 57. thus (with kissing the king's hand) “I s. my truth,” IV, 8, 29. “the duty that I owe unto your majesty I s. upon the lips of this sweet babe,” V, 7, 29. “--ed in thy nativity the slave of nature,” R3 I, 3, 229. “with my hand I s. my true heart's love,” II, 1, 10. “s. thou this league with thy embracements,” II, 1, 10 I now s. it (the truth) H8 II, 1, 105. “a bargain made, s. it,” Troil. III, 2, 204. “omission to do what is necessary --s a commission to a blank of danger,” III, 3, 231. “you have received many wounds. I will not s. your knowledge with showing them,” Cor. II, 3, 115. “what may be sworn by, both divine and human, s. what I end withal,” III, 1, 142. “this hand, by thee to Romeo --ed,” Rom. IV, 1, 56. “s. with a righteous kiss a dateless bargain,” V, 3, 114. “her election hath --ed thee for herself,” Hml. III, 2, 70. “now must your conscience my acquittance s.” IV, 7, 1. “had the virtue which their own conscience --ed them,” Cymb. III, 6, 85. s. it (our peace) “with feasts,” V, 5, 483. “your hands and lips must s. it too,” Per. II, 5, 85. With up, == to confirm fully: “thou hast --ed up my expectation,” H4B IV, 5, 104.
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