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Wantonness, 1) sportiveness: “young gentlemen would be as sad as night, only for w.” John IV, 1, 16. “much misconstrued in his w.” H4A V, 2, 69.
2) triflingness, lightness: “how one man eats into another's pride, while pride is feasting in his w.” Troil. III, 3, 137.
3) lasciviousness, lechery: “some say thy fault is youth, some w.” Sonn. 96, 1. “the spirit of w. is scared out of him,” Wiv. IV, 2, 223. “I rather will suspect the sun with cold than thee with w.” IV, 4, 8. “the blood of youth burns not with such excess as gravity's revolt to w.” LLL V, 2, 74. “make your w. your ignorance,” Hml. III, 1, 152 (conceal your lasciviousness under the appearance of innocent simplicity).
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