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Worth, adj. 1) equal in price to: a score of good “ewes may be w. ten pounds,” H4B III, 2, 57. Gent. II, 7, 55. Err. IV, 3, 84. H4A III, 3, 95. Tim. I, 2, 238. In a moral sense: “prove nothing w.” Ven. 418. “w. the viewing,” Ven. 418 Sonn. 72, 14. Compl. 267. Tp. III, 1, 38. Gent. II, 5, 58. Meas. I, 2, 61. V, 208. V, 208 Merch. II, 6, 33. As III, 2, 217. Tw. I, 2, 57. Tw. I, 2, 57 II, 2, 16. II, 4, 28. III, 4, 328. Wint. III, 1, 14. H5 III, 1, 28. Lr. I, 4, 321 etc.
2) equalin possession to, possessing: “time owes more than he's w. to season,” Err. IV, 2, 58. “even now w. this, and now w. nothing,” Merch. I, 1, 35. “to ennoble those that scarce, some two days since, were w. a noble,” R3 I, 3, 82.
3) deserving: “are w. the want that you have wanted,” Lr. I, 1, 282. “found this trespass w. the shame,” II, 4, 44. “wretch more w. your vengeance,” Cymb. V, 1, 11.
4) valuable: “his health was never better w. than now,” H4A IV, 1, 27. “the very train of her worst wearing gown was better w. than all my father's lands,” H6B I, 3, 89. “to guard a thing not ours nor w. to us,” Troil. II, 2, 22.
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