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Wrong, subst. 1) anything notright and becoming, or done by mistake; error: “construe Cassio's smiles . . . quite in the w.” Oth. IV, 1, 104. “a man of complements, whom right and w. have chose as umpire,” LLL I, 1, 169. pardon love this w., that sings heaven's praise “with such an earthly tongue,” IV, 2, 121. cf. the quibble: “you will not pocket up w.” H4A III, 3, 184 and H5 III, 2, 55.
2) anything unjust: “you do him the more w.; 'twas I,” Gent. IV, 4, 29. “it cannot be that she hath done thee w.” Err. V, 135. “what judgment shall I dread, doing no w.?” Merch. IV, 1, 89. “to do a great right, do a little w.” Merch. IV, 1, 89 All's II, 3, 317. John III, 1, 186. R2 II, 1, 164. R2 II, 1, 164 H4A IV, 3, 101. H6A III, 2, 78. Troil. II, 2, 187. Caes. III, 1, 47 etc. to be in the w. == to be unjust: “we were i'the w. when we banished him,” Cor. IV, 6, 156. to have w. == to suffer injustice: “an you do not make him hanged among you, the gallows shall have w.” H4B II, 2, 105. “w. hath but w.” R3 V, 1, 29. “Caesar has had great w.” Caes. III, 2, 115. to do w. sometimes == not to do justice, not to give a person his due: “hath done her beauty w.” Lucr. 80 (in underpraising it). “do him not that w. to bear a hard opinion of his truth,” Gent. II, 7, 80. Meas. I, 2, 41. III, 2, 137. Ado II, 1, 214. Merch. V, 142. All's V, 3, 189 etc. With a kind of irony: “I fear you have done yourself some w.” Tp. I, 2, 443 (you have pretended to be what you are not). Sometimes w. quite == injustice: “law itself is perfect w.” John III, 1, 189. “fears attend the steps of w.” IV, 2, 56. “with the very hand of stern injustice and confused w.” V, 2, 23. “now breathless w. shall sit and pant,” Tim. V, 4, 10. right and w. opposed: “hooking both right and w. to the appetite,” Meas. II, 4, 176. “to find out right with w.” R2 II, 3, 145. Troil. I, 3, 116. II, 2, 171. Tim. IV, 3, 29.
3) any injury: “assailed by night with circumstances strong . . . to do her husband w.” Lucr. 1264 (by adultery). “what w. else may be imagined . . . might be done to me,” Lucr. 1264 “for thy right myself will bear all w.” Sonn. 88, 14. “I shall receive this villanous w.” Wiv. II, 2, 308. “shall not do his Julia so much w.” Gent. IV, 4, 142. Err. II, 1, 103. II, 2, 174. III, 1, 16. III, 2, 17. V, 201. Ado I, 1, 245. LLL II, 154. Mids. II, 2, 129. Merch. I, 1, 155. II, 2, 141. All's I, 1, 74. II, 3, 96. Tw. V, 143. Tw. V, 143 Wint. V, 1, 148. John III, 1, 13. III, 3, 41. H6C IV, 1, 102 (she had the w. == she suffered the injury); cf. R3 I, 3, 307 and H8 III, 1, 48. Tim. III, 5, 36 etc. With an Anglosaxon genitive or a possessive pronoun, either subjectively, == an injury done by one: “to bear love's w.” Sonn. 40, 12. “his grandam's --s,” John II, 168. “to bear every knave's w.” H4B II, 1, 41. Hml. III, 1, 71. “with their high --s I am struck to the quick,” Tp. V, 25. Tp. V, 25 Mids. II, 1, 240. H6C III, 3, 197. Tim. V, 1, 156. Mcb. IV, 3, 33 etc. or objectively, == an injury done to one: “my husband's --s,” R2 I, 2, 47. “England's private --s,” II, 1, 166. H4A I, 3, 149. H6A III, 1, 161. R3 IV, 4, 377. Oth. V, 1, 32. “complained her --s to us,” Lucr. 1840. Lucr. 1840 Meas. V, 26. Err. V, 217. Ado V, 3, 5. Shr. IV, 3, 2. John III, 1, 182. R2 II, 3, 116. R2 II, 3, 116 H6A I, 3, 59. II, 5, 22. R3 I, 3, 310. V, 3, 144. Tim. III, 5, 32 etc.
== offence, trespass: “answering one foul w., lives not to act another,” Meas. II, 2, 103. “you are i'the w. to speak before your time,” V, 86. who I believe was packed in all this w. Ado V, I, 308. “forgive me this enforced w.” Merch. V, 240. Wint. IV, 4, 416. V, I, 9. John II, 116. R2 IV, 120. R3 V, 1, 19.
== disgrace, insult: “'tis he that hath done thee w.; I did but act, he's author of thy slander,” Ven. 1005. I will not do you that w. (to go first) Wiv. I, 1, 323. Wiv. I, 1, 323 “you do yourself mighty w., Master Ford,” III, 3, 221. “received w. by some person,” III, 1, 53. “stir Demetrius up with bitter w.” Mids. III, 2, 361. “make some reservation of your --s,” All's II, 3, 260. LLL V, 2, 733. Shr. II, 59. III, 1, 16. Tw. III, 4, 241. John III, 1, 200. R2 I, 1, 191. H4B I, 1, 90. II, 3, 39. H5 III, 2, 55 (quibbling). Hml. I, 1, 143. Lr. IV, 2, 51. Oth. I, 1, 129 etc.
== mischief, harm, hurt, pain, damage: “fiery eyes blaze forth her w.” Ven. 219. “the heart hath treble w. when it is barred the aidance of the tongue,” Ven. 219 “thy mermaid's voice hath done me double w.” Ven. 219 despite thy (time's) “w. my love shall ever live,” Sonn. 19, 13. “to justify the w. that thy unkindness lays upon my heart,” 139, 1. “the winds whose pity, sighing back again, did us but loving w.” Tp. I, 2, 151. Meas. II, 1, 280. II, 2, 53. Err. II, 2, 173. V, 19. V, 19 V, 19 Ado V, 1, 7. Mids. II, 2, 11. III, 2, 28. As I, 2, 202. All's V, 3, 15. John IV, 1, 118. R2 I, 3, 246. III, 2, 215. H4A I, 3, 75. IV, 3, 82. H4B Ind. 40 “(comforts false, worse than true --s).” I, 1, 161. III, 2, 273. V, 1, 58 “(he shall have no w.).” Cor. V, 6, 38. Tim. III, 4, 53. Caes. III, 1, 170 “(the general w. of Rome).” Caes. III, 1, 170 Hml. II, 2, 367. Lr. I, 2, 180. Ant. V, 2, 40. Per. V, 1, 131 etc.
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