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Seat, subst. 1) that on which one may sit; as a chair: “give us some --s,” Meas. V, 165. “I must take like s. unto my fortune, and to my humble s. conform myself,” H6C III, 3, 10. H6C III, 3, 10 R3 IV, 4, 32. “keep s.” Mcb. III, 4, 54. “forsake thy s.” Ant. II, 7, 43. “the wheeled s. of Caesar,” IV, 14, 75 (== triumphal car). A saddle: “newly in the s.” Meas. I, 2, 165. “vaulted with such ease into his s.” H4A IV, 1, 107. H4B IV, 1, 118. Hml. IV, 7, 86. Oth. II, 1, 305. A chair of office: “struck me in my very s. of judgment,” H4B V, 2, 80. “we'll hoise Duke Humphrey from his s.” H6B I, 1, 169. Cor. III, 1, 136. Caes. III, 1, 34. Particularly the throne: “by my --'s right royal majesty,” R2 II, 1, 120. “manage rusty bills against thy s.” III, 2, 119. IV, 218. “the crown and s. of France,” H5 I, 1, 88. I, 2, 269. H6B I, 2, 36. V, 1, 178. H6C I, 1, 26. II, 6, 100. III, 3, 28. III, 3, 28 IV, 6, 2. V, 7, 13. R3 I, 3, 112. III, 1, 164. III, 7, 118. III, 7, 118 Troil. I, 3, 31. Tit. I, 14. Cymb. I, 1, 142.
2) place of residence, abode, place possessed as a property: “oft they interchange each other's s.” Lucr. 70. “within his thought her heavenly image sits, and in the selfsame s. sits Collatine,” Lucr. 70 “thou mightst my s. forbear,” Sonn. 41, 9. “which three till now never kept s. in one,” 105, 14. “let love forbid sleep his s. on thy eyelid,” Mids. II, 2, 81. “it gives a very echo to the s. where love is throned,” Tw. II, 4, 21. “this earth of majesty, this s. of Mars,” R2 II, 1, 41. IV, 140. V, 5, 112. H4A I, 1, 65. H5 I, 1, 36. III, 5, 51. R3 III, 3, 13. Cor. I, 1, 140. Tim. IV, 2, 45. Hml. I, 5, 96 “(hold a s.).” Cymb. V, 4, 69. Cymb. V, 4, 69.
3) estate, landed property: “her s. of Belmont,” Merch. I, 1, 171. “the s. of Gaunt, dukedom of Lancaster,” H4A V, 1, 45. “for your great --s now quit you of great shames,” H5 III, 5, 47. “thrown from Leonati s.” Cymb. V, 4, 60.
4) situation, site: “this castle hath a pleasant s.” Mcb. I, 6, 1.
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