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Wonder, subst. 1) a miracle: but (== except) “in them it were a w.” Phoen. 32. by what w. you do hit of mine (name) Err. III, 2, 30. “a w., master! here's a costard broken in a shin,” LLL III, 71. “I am to discourse --s,” Mids. IV, 2, 29. “Lucentio must get a father, . . . and that's a w.; fathers commonly do get their children,” Shr. II, 411. “here is a w.” V, 2, 106. “a thing impossible to compass --s but by helps of devils,” H6A V, 4, 48. “there's some w. in this handkerchief,” Oth. III, 4, 101. John II, 497. R2 V, 5, 19.
2) matter of surprise: “O w., how many goodly creatures are there here!” Tp. V, 181. Tp. V, 181 “you shall see --s,” Wiv. V, 1, 13. Ado V, 4, 70. LLL I, 2, 144. Mids. V, 154. As V, 2, 31. Shr. III, 2, 193 “(make it no w.).” V, 2, 189 “('tis a w.).” Wint. V, 2, 26. John II, 50. H5 I, 1, 53. H6A I, 1, 122. H6B II, 4, 46. R3 V, 4, 2. H8 V, 5, 56. Troil. III, 3, 195. Troil. III, 3, 195 Caes. II, 2, 34. Lr. IV, 7, 41 ('tis w.) etc.
3) anything exciting admiration, a prodigy: “vouchsafe, thou w., to alight thy steed,” Ven. 13. “w. of time,” Ven. 13 “this composed w. of your frame,” Sonn. 59, 10. Tp. I, 2, 426. Tp. I, 2, 426 II, 2, 170. Gent. I, 1, 6. Err. III, 2, 32. LLL I, 1, 12. IV, 3, 85. H5 III, 7, 43. H6A IV, 7, 48. H8 I, 1, 18. I, 2, 119. V, 5, 41. Rom. III, 3, 36. Cymb. IV, 2, 176 etc.
4) surprise, astonishment: “torment, trouble, w. and amazement inhabits here,” Tp. V, 104. “I am so attired in w. I know not what to say,” Ado IV, 1, 146. As V, 4, 145. All's II, 3, 7. Tw. IV, 3, 3. Wint. V, 2, 17. H5 II, 2, 110. II, 4, 135. H6A V, 3, 195. Caes. I, 3, 60. Mcb. III, 4, 112. Hml. IV, 5, 89. Oth. II, 1, 185 (it gives me w.) etc. With of: “will quench the w. of her infamy,” Ado IV, 1, 241. “I stood rapt in the w. of it,” Mcb. I, 5, 6. Proverbial: a w. lasts nine days; cf. As III, 2, 185. H6B II, 4, 69. H6C III, 2, 113. H6C III, 2, 113
5) admiration: “in silent w. of still-gazing eyes,” Lucr. 84. “too much w. of his eye,” Lucr. 84 “all ignorant that soul that sees thee without w.” Pilgr. 65 & LLL IV, 2, 117. “that we with thee may spend our w. too,” All's II, 1, 92. how thou tookest it (viz wonder) All's II, 1, 92 “the mute w. lurketh in men's ears,” H5 I, 1, 49. Tw. II, 1, 29. Wint. V, 1, 133. V, 3, 22. Mcb. I, 3, 92.
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