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Second, adj. the ordinal of two; 1) the next in order to the first: Wiv. II, 1, 78. LLL I, 2, 183. Merch. II, 7, 6. As I, 2, 137. V, 4, 97. V, 4, 97 All's V, 3, 70. Tw. I, 5, 141. Wint. II, 1, 145. III, 2, 97. R3 III, 3, 12 “(Richard the s.).” V, 3, 31 etc.
2) not the first: “a s. brother,” H4B II, 2, 71. With to, == inferior to: “s. to none,” Err. V, 7. H4B II, 3, 34.
3) inferior only to one: “art thou not s. woman in the realm?” H6B I, 2, 43. “Tullus Aufidius, the s. name of men,” Cor. IV, 6, 125. “great nature's s. course,” Mcb. II, 2, 39.
4) another, one more: “struck dead at first, what needs a s. striking?” Ven. 250. “a s. fear through all her sinews spread,” Ven. 250 “bear amiss the s. burden of a former child,” Sonn. 59, 4. “to live a s. life on s. head,” 68, 7. “death's s. self,” 73, 8. Tp. V, 195. Meas. II, 1, 298. Merch. III, 2, 95. IV, 1, 333. IV, 1, 333 As I, 2, 218. II, 7, 165. Shr. II, 297. All's I, 1, 2. R2 III, 4, 76. H5 II, 4, 126. H6A II, 3, 20 etc. a s. time and the s. time == once more: All's II, 3, 55. H4A V, 2, 101. Hml. III, 2, 194. Per. V, 3, 44. Err. II, 2, 47. Troil. IV, 5, 237. Hml. II, 2, 402.
5) secondary, acting by deputation and in subordination: “the agents, or base s. means,” H4A I, 3, 165. “mock your workings in a s. body,” H4B V, 2, 90. “in s. voice we'll not be satisfied; we come to speak with him,” Troil. II, 3, 149.
6) helpful, lending assistance: “good my lords, be s. to me,” Wint. II, 3, 27.
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