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Through, prepos. 1) in all, throughout; locally and temporally: “fear t. all her sinews spread,” Ven. 903. “t. the length of times he stands disgraced,” Lucr. 718. “t. all the signories it was the first,” Tp. I, 2, 71. “this is enough to be the decay of lust t. the realm,” Wiv. V, 5, 153. “t. Athens I am thought as fair as she,” Mids. I, 1, 227. I, 2, 5. “seek t. this grove,” II, 1, 259. “a merchant of great traffic t. the world,” Shr. I, 1, 12. “seek t. your camp to find you,” H5 IV, 1, 303. “so much applauded t. the realm of France,” H6A II, 2, 36. “we will make thee famous t. the world,” III, 3, 13. “levy great sums of money t. the realm,” H6B III, 1, 61. “proclaimed a coward t. the world,” IV, 1, 43. “those maims of shame seen t. thy country,” Cor. IV, 5, 93 etc.
2) Denoting way or passage from end to end, or from side to side: “two doves will draw me t. the sky,” Ven. 153. “he . . t. the dark laund runs apace,” Ven. 153 “conveyed t. the empty skies,” Ven. 153 “wandered t. the forest,” Gent. V, 2, 38. “roaming clean t. the bounds of Asia,” Err. I, 1, 134. “he hurried t. the street,” V, 140. “followed t. toothed briars,” Tp. IV, 179 etc. Emphatically reduplicated: “thy slander hath gone t. and t. her heart,” Ado V, 1, 68. “I'll t. and t. you,” Troil. V, 10, 26. “carries them t. and t. the most fond and winnowed opinions,” Hml. V, 2, 200.
3) Denoting a medium passed: “a dive-dapper peering t. a wave,” Ven. 86. “t. his mane and tail the high wind sings,” Ven. 86 hers (eyes) “which t. the crystal tears gave light,” Ven. 86 “the brambles . . . t. whom he rushes,” Ven. 86 “the many musets t. the which he goes,” Ven. 86 “this dismal cry rings sadly in her ear, t. which it enters,” Ven. 86 “t. the floodgates breaks the silver rain,” Ven. 86 “t. little vents . . . the wind wars with his torch,” Lucr. 310. “the very eyes of men t. loopholes thrust,” Lucr. 310 “might I but t. my prison once a day behold this maid,” Tp. I, 2, 490. “here's a maze trod indeed t. forth-rights and meanders,” III, 3, 3. “these follies are within you and shine t. you like the water in an urinal,” Gent. II, 1, 40. “I'll convey thee t. the city-gate,” III, 1, 252. “go you t. the town to Frogmore,” Wiv. II, 3, 78. “do but behold the tears that swell in me, and they thy glory t. my grief will show,” LLL IV, 3, 37. “thrust thy sharp wit quite t. my ignorance,” V, 2, 398. “half his face must be seen t. the lion's neck,” Mids. III, 1, 38. “that the moon may t. the centre creep,” III, 2, 54. “pierced t. the heart,” III, 2, 54 “some that will evermore peep t. their eyes,” Merch. I, 1, 52. “thy casement I need not open, for I look t. thee,” All's II, 3, 226. “thrust t. the doublet,” H4A II, 4, 185. these (i. e. lips) “t. whom a thousand sighs are breathed for thee,” H6B III, 2, 345 etc.
4) Denoting instrumentality, == by means of, by: “so him I lose t. my unkind abuse,” Sonn. 134, 12. “falls t. wind, before the fall should be,” Pilgr. 136. “my master t. his art foresees the danger,” Tp. II, 1, 297. “sluiced out his innocent soul t. streams of blood,” R2 I, 1, 103. “thou wouldst have me drowned on shore, with tears as salt as sea, t. thy unkindness,” H6B III, 2, 96. “begun t. malice of the bishop's men,” H6A III, 1, 76. “whether it be t. force of your report,” V, 5, 79. “the interview betwixt England and France might, t. their amity, breed him some prejudice,” H8 I, 1, 181. “make sacred even his stirrup, and t. him drink the free air,” Tim. I, 1, 82. “something you may deserve of him t. me,” Mcb. IV, 3, 15. when Antony is gone, t. whom I might command it (Herod's head) Ant. III, 3, 6 etc.
Hence denoting a source, a cause, == out of, on account of: “thou art like enough, t. vassal fear, to fight against me,” H4A III, 2, 124. “some falling merely t. fear,” Cymb. V, 3, 11. “if this law of nature be corrupted t. affection,” Troil. II, 2, 177. “I love the king and t. him what is nearest to him,” Wint. IV, 4, 533. “I am pressed to death t. want of speaking,” R2 III, 4, 72. “the subjects' grief comes t. commissions,” H8 I, 2, 57 etc.
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