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Witty, 1) wise, discreet: “it is the --est partition that ever I heard discourse,” Mids. V, 168. “better a w. fool than a foolish wit,” Tw. I, 5, 39. “she'll come straight, you must be w. now,” Troil. III, 2, 32.
2) cunning, artful: “a marvellous w. fellow,” Ado IV, 2, 27. “the deep-revolving w. Buckingham,” R3 IV, 2, 42.
3) possessed of wit, full of pleasant conceits: Err. III, 1, 110. LLL V, 1, 4. Shr. II, 266. All's II, 4, 32. Tw. I, 5, 30. III, 2, 46. H4B I, 2, 11. H6C I, 2, 43. H8 Epil. H6C I, 2, 43 Tit. IV, 2, 29. Oth. II, 1, 132.
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