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Wax, vb. (impf. “waxed:” Gent. III, 1, 228. Err. I, 1, 92. Cor. II, 2, 103. partic. “waxed:” Tim. III, 4, 11. “waxen:” Lucr. 1663. H6B III, 2, 76) to grow; 1) to increase: that (to seal on his name) “was the way to make his godhead w.” LLL V, 2, 10. “he --ed like a sea,” Cor. II, 2, 103. “marks the --ing tide,” Tit. III, 1, 95. “as this temple --es,” Hml. I, 3, 12.
2) to become: “the colt that's backed and burdened being young loseth his pride and never --eth strong,” Ven. 420. “lips new --en pale,” Lucr. 1663. “as if but now they --ed pale for woe,” Gent. III, 1, 228. “the seas --ed calm,” Err. I, 1, 92. “old I do w.” H5 V, 1, 89. “a full eye will w. hollow,” V, 2, 170. V, 2, 170 H6A II, 5, 9. H6B III, 2, 76. IV, 10, 22. Tit. III, 1, 223. Rom. I, 5, 128. Tim. III, 4, 11. Hml. I, 4, 87. III, 1, 101.
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