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Weather, subst. the state of the atmosphere with respect to any meteorological phenomena: Lucr. 115. Pilgr. 159. Tp. II, 2, 19. Shr. IV, I, 11. H5 III, 2, 113. “cold w.” Ven. 402. “foul w.” Ven. 972. Tp. II, 1, 141. Tp. II, 1, 141 As V, 4, 142. R2 III, 3, 161. H4A III, 1, 68. Lr. III, 1, 1. Lr. III, 1, 1 “hot w.” H4B III, 2, 101. H6B IV, 10, 10. “loud w.” Wint. III, 3, 11. “rough w.” As II, 5, 8. this w. == in this w. Wint. III, 3, 65. H6B IV, 10, 10. Emphatically, == storm, tempest: “they are louder than the w.” Tp. I, 1, 40. “builds in the w. on the outward wall,” Merch. II, 9, 29. “'twill endure wind and w.” Tw. I, 5, 256. “roaring louder than the sea or w.” Wint. III, 3, 104. “extremity of w. continuing,” V, 2, 129. “pour down thy w.” John IV, 2, 109. “left me bare to w.” Cymb. III, 3, 64.
Metaphorical use: “being of an old father's mind, many can brook the w. that love not the wind,” LLL IV, 2, 34 (i. e. one must put up with anything. Nathaniel's speech). “fair w. after you,” I, 2, 149 (Jaquenetta's wish). “whose honesty endured all --s,” Wint. V, 1, 195. “mine honour keeps the w. of my fate,” Troil. V, 3, 26 (== has the advantage of my fate; == weather-gage, a nautical term). to make fair w. == to conciliate another by fair words and a show of friendship: “it is impossible you should take true root but by the fair w. that you make yourself,” Ado I, 3, 25. “my tongue shall hush again this storm of war and make fair w. in your blustering land,” John V, 1, 21. “I must make fair w. yet awhile,” H6B V, 1, 30. cf. the proverb: “two women placed together makes foul w.” H8 I, 4, 22.
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