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Wish, subst. a desire (optation): Ven. Ded. Hml. V, 1, 286 Gent. I, 3, 60. Wiv. III, 3, 52. Mids. I, 1, 155. Merch. III, 2, 152. Merch. III, 2, 152 As V, 2, 101. H5 III, 2, 16. V, 2, 355. R3 IV, 1, 72. H8 I, 2, 140. Ant. III, 13, 18 etc. to give a p. his w. == to fulfil it: “to whom I gave their --es,” Ant. IV, 12, 22. to have one's w. == to have obtained what one desired: Sonn. 37, 14. 135, 1. Gent. IV, 2, 93. V, 4, 119. LLL IV, 3, 81. LLL IV, 3, 81 H6C I, 4, 143. Cor. V, 3, 113. Rom. I, 3, 62. Cymb. III, 5, 20. have an w. but for it == wish for it: Per. IV, 4, 2. take I your w. == if I accept what you wish me to: Per. II, 4, 43. even to my w. == exactly as I wished: Wiv. IV, 6, 12. Cor. I, 4, 57. upon thy w. == as thou just wished'st, very pat: John II, 50. “he comes upon a w.” Caes. III, 2, 271. at high w. == having all one's wishes fulfilled: Tim. IV, 3, 245; cf. Tit. II, 1, 125. Very often used of expressions of a kind interest in the welfare of others: Meas. III, 1, 45. LLL II, 179 “(thy own w. wish I thee).” Mids. II, 2, 65. Merch. III, 4, 43. As I, 2, 198. I, 3, 24 “(a good w. upon you!).” All's I, 1, 68 (I desire your holy --es, == your blessing). R2 I, 3, 94 “(take from my mouth the w. of happy years).” H6A V, 3, 173 etc. == imprecation: “blistered be thy tongue for such a w.” Rom. III, 2, 91.
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