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Violate, to sin against; to break (a vow etc.), to dishonour, to do violence to (maiden honour): “makest the vestal v. her oath,” Lucr. 883. “--d troth,” Lucr. 883 LLL I, 1, 21. As III, 2, 141. R2 I, 3, 18. V, 1, 71. “to v. the honour of my child,” Tp. I, 2, 347. Cymb. V, 5, 284. “experience, manhood, honour, ne'er before did v. so itself,” Ant. III, 10, 24.
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