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Trusty, fit to be depended on, faithful, honest: “neither true nor t.” Pilgr. 86. “the t. knight was wounded with disdain,” Pilgr. 86 “adieu, t. Pompey,” Meas. III, 2, 80. “a t. villain,” Err. I, 2, 19. “the t. Thisby,” Mids. V, 141. Mids. V, 141 “like Limander am I t. still,” Mids. V, 141 “come, t. sword,” Mids. V, 141 “my t. servant,” Shr. I, 1, 7. I, 2, 47. “thou t. Welshman,” R2 II, 4, 5. “our t. brother-in-law,” V, 3, 137. “like to a t. squire did run away,” H6A IV, 1, 23 (cf. treacherous in I, 5, 30). “our t. friend,” H6C IV, 7, 41. “choose t. sentinels,” R3 V, 3, 54. “a t. Goth,” Tit. V, 1, 34. “be t.” Rom. II, 4, 204. “this t. servant,” Lr. IV, 2, 18. “your t. servitor,” Oth. I, 3, 40.
Peculiar passage: “he might at some great and t. business in a main danger fail you,” All's III, 6, 16 (a t. business == a business of trust, one in which faith and honesty is required. cf. Appendix).
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