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Within, prep. 1) in the inner part or in the limits of: “beauty w. itself should not be wasted,” Ven. 130. “I have hemmed thee here w. the circuit of this ivory pale,” Ven. 130 Ven. 130 “thy sea w. a puddle's womb is hearsed,” Lucr. 657. Tp. I, 2, 277. V, 60. Gent. II, 1, 40. Meas. III, 2, 143. Meas. III, 2, 143 Err. V, 265. Ado II, 1, 99. Mids. II, 1, 138. As II, 3, 17. John IV, 2, 254. H6A II, 4, 3. IV, 1, 140 (that w. ourselves we disagree, == that discord reigns in the midst of us). Mcb. V, 2, 24 etc. Temporally, == in the course of, during: “w. which space she died,” Tp. I, 2, 279. “did he send you both these letters at an instant? W. a quarter of an hour,” Wiv. IV, 4, 5. -- Transposed: “'tis better thee without than he w.” Mcb. III, 4, 14.
Peculiar expressions: “some get w. him, take his sword away,” Err. V, 34 (close with him so as to be able to disarm him. cf. Locrine IV, 2: I ran w. her and delighted her so with the sport I made etc.). “keep yourself w. yourself,” Ant. II, 5, 75 (don't be beside yourself).
Very often quite equivalent to in: “w. whose face beauty and virtue strived,” Lucr. 52. “w. his thought her heavenly image sits,” Lucr. 52 “they whose guilt w. their bosoms lie,” Lucr. 52 “against that time do I ensconce me here w. the knowledge of mine own desert,” Sonn. 49, 10. “lean penury w. that pen doth dwell,” 84, 5. “I would have sunk the sea w. the earth,” Tp. I, 2, 11. “mercy then will breathe w. your lips,” Meas. II, 2, 78. the fraughting souls w. her (the ship) Meas. II, 2, 78 “I'll . . . sleep w. mine inn,” Err. I, 2, 14. “Satan, housed w. this man,” IV, 4, 57. “the fiend is strong w. him,” IV, 4, 57 “your love, so rich w. his soul,” Mids. III, 2, 229. “one come not w. another's way,” Mids. III, 2, 229 “I have w. my mind a thousand raw tricks,” Merch. III, 4, 76. “the spirit of my father which I think is w. me,” As I, 1, 24. “such war of white and red w. her cheeks,” Shr. IV, 5, 30. “how hollow the fiend speaks w. him,” Tw. III, 4, 101. “to spite a raven's heart w. a dove,” V, 134. Wint. V, 1, 149. “who died w. the year of our redemption four hundred twenty six,” H5 I, 2, 60. “this lies all w. the will of God,” H5 I, 2, 60 “run a tilt at death w. a chair,” H6A III, 2, 51. H6B III, 1, 199. R3 I, 4, 23. V, 3, 86. Tim. IV, 3, 117. Caes. II, 1, 280. Per. I, 1, 88 etc.
2) in the reach or compass of: “come not w. his danger by thy will,” Ven. 639. “bring me w. the level of your frown,” Sonn. 117, 11. “though rosy lips w. his bending sickle's compass come,” 116, 10. “come not w. the measure of my wrath,” Gent. V, 4, 127. “she is not w. hearing,” II, 1, 8. “take heed the queen come not w. his sight,” Mids. II, 1, 19. Err. III, 1, 87. LLL II, 51. LLL II, 51 Mids. I, 1, 50. Merch. I, 1, 137. H6B IV, 7, 28. Rom. II, 3, 52. Mcb. IV, 3, 234 etc.
Used to denote distance of place or time; a) of place: “w. a mile,” Wint. IV, 3, 104. Cor. I, 4, 8 etc. With of: “w. a mile of my court,” LLL I, 1, 120. H5 III, 7, 136. Caes. III, 1, 286. Lr. IV, 6, 25 etc. Similarly denoting distance or difference of measure: “your title, which is w. a very little of nothing,” All's II, 4, 27. “yet will he, w. three pound, lift as much as his brother Hector,” Troil. I, 2, 126 (only three pounds less).
b) of time; 1) with respect to the present: “I come w. an hour of my promise,” As IV, 1, 42 (an hour too late). 2) to the past: “w. this hour I was his bondman,” Err. V, 288 (an hour ago). “a blind man . . . w. this half-hour hath received his sight,” H6B II, 1, 64. R3 III, 6, 8. H8 III, 2, 253. Cor. I, 8, 7. 3) to the future: “broken, dead w. an hour,” Pilgr. 174. “I'll free thee w. two days,” Tp. I, 2, 421. III, 2, 122. Meas. I, 2, 69. Meas. I, 2, 69 IV, 2, 213. Err. I, 2, 11. Merch. I, 3, 158. As I, 3, 45. H6B III, 1, 327 etc.
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