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Vassal, 1) a subject, a dependant: Lucr. 666. Tp. I, 2, 374. Meas. V, 391. All's II, 1, 202. H4B IV, 5, 176. Ant. V, 2, 29. Cymb. V, 5, 113.
2) a servant: “the duteous v. scarce is gone,” Lucr. 1360. “being your v., bound to stay your leisure,” Sonn. 58, 4. LLL IV, 1, 65. All's I, 3, 165. H5 III, 2, 8. R3 II, 1, 121 “(waiting --s).” Ant. II, 6, 57.
3) a low wretch, a slave: “like straggling slaves for pillage fighting, obdurate --s fell exploits effecting,” Lucr. 429. “that shallow v.” LLL I, 1, 256. “presumptuous --s,” H6A IV, 1, 125. H6B IV, 1, 111. R3 I, 4, 200. Cor. III, 2, 9. Lr. I, 1, 163.
Adjectively, in the different senses: “no outrageous thing from v. actors can be wiped away,” Lucr. 608. “thy proud heart's slave and v. wretch to be,” Sonn. 141, 12. “through v. fear,” H4A III, 2, 124. LLL IV, 3, 224. R2 III, 3, 89. H5 III, 5, 51.
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