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Warn, 1) to give notice of approaching danger; to caution against danger or evil practices: “be --ed by me,” H5 III, 7, 60. “say you are well --ed,” H6A II, 4, 103. “I --ed ye,” H8 III, 1, 109. God w. us == God guard us, God forbid: “for lovers lacking -- God w. us! -- matter, the cleanliest shift is to kiss,” As IV, 1, 77; cf. Mids. V, 326 (O. Edd. God warnd us, M. Edd. God warrant us). With from: “the devil that I w. thee from,” R3 I, 3, 298. “to w. false traitors from the like attempts,” III, 5, 49.
--ing, substantively: Meas. III, 2, 36 (give; cf. v. 205). Merch. II, 7, 8. All's II, 1, 22 “(--ings).” H6B IV, 6, 12 (hath a fair --ing). Tim. III, 1, 28 “(take).” Caes. I, 3, 70. II, 2, 80 (--ings).
2) to give notice, to inform previously: “his grace not being --ed thereof before,” R3 III, 7, 86.
--ing, substantively: “you shall hear the surly sullen bell give --ing to the world that I am fled,” Sonn. 71, 3. “at so slender --ing you are like to have a slender pittance,” Shr. IV, 4, 60. “somewhat too sudden, sirs, the --ing is,” H6A V, 2, 14. “to be on foot at an hour's --ing,” Cor. IV, 3, 50. “the boy gives --ing something doth approach,” Rom. V, 3, 18. “I come to observe; I give thee --ing on't,” Tim. I, 2, 33.
3) to summon: “who is it that hath --ed us to the walls?” John II, 201. “the Dauphin's drum, a --ing bell,” H6A IV, 2, 39. “sent to w. them to his royal presence,” R3 I, 3, 39. “this sight of death is as a bell, that --s my old age to a sepulchre,” Rom. V, 3, 207. “they mean to w. us at Philippi here,” Caes. V, 1, 5.
--ing, substantively: “when walls are so wilful to hear without --ing,” Mids. V, 211. “which as a beacon gives --ing to all the rest . . . to arm,” H4B IV, 3, 117. at his (the cock's) “--ing . . . the erring spirit hies to his confine,” Hml. I, 1, 152.
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