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Virgin, subst. a maiden, a woman who has no knowledge of man: Meas. I, 4, 16. LLL I, 1, 295 -- LLL I, 1, 295 All's I, 1, 133. All's I, 1, 133 All's I, 1, 133 All's I, 1, 133 I, 3, 119. H6A V, 3, 178. V, 4, 50. V, 4, 50 H6B V, 1, 186. H8 V, 5, 61. Tim. V, 1, 176. Per. IV, 2, 45. IV, 6, 127. Used of any young woman not yet married: Tp. I, 2, 447. Meas. I, 4, 33. LLL IV, 2, 132. Mids. III, 2, 160. Merch. II, 1, 10. As V, 4, 60. Shr. IV, 5, 37. All's I, 3, 123. All's I, 3, 123 III, 5, 103. H5 III, 3, 14. IV, 1, 172. H6A III, 3, 16. Troil. I, 1, 11. II, 2, 104. Tim. IV, 3, 114. Per. V, 1, 141.
Adjectively, == 1) pertaining to a maiden: “the general of hot desire was sleeping by a v. hand disarmed,” Sonn. 154, 8. “this v. palm now kissing thine,” LLL V, 2, 816. “the v. tribute paid by howling Troy,” Merch. III, 2, 56 (== the tribute of a virgin). Cor. III, 2, 114. Hml. V, 1, 255. Per. II, 5, 12. 2) pure, chaste: “break her v. knot,” Tp. IV, 15. Per. IV, 2, 160. “the white cold v. snow upon my heart,” Tp. IV, 55. “thy v. knight,” Ado V, 3, 13. “withering on the v. thorn,” Mids. I, 1, 77. Mids. I, 1, 77 Merch. II, 7, 22. Wint. IV, 4, 115. H5 V, 2, 323.
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