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Weep (impf. and partic. wept) to shed tears: Ven. 221. Ven. 221 Ven. 221 Ven. 221 Ven. 221 Compl. 124. Tp. III, 1, 12. Tp. III, 1, 12 Gent. II, 1, 23. II, 3, 2. II, 3, 2 II, 3, 2 29 “(he --s on).” IV, 2, 123. IV, 4, 170. IV, 4, 170 Meas. I, 4, 81. II, 2, 122. Err. II, 1, 115. II, 2, 206. Ado II, 3, 153. IV, 1, 257. IV, 1, 257 V, 1, 175. V, 2, 82 etc. etc. “the --ing philosopher,” Merch. I, 2, 53 (Heraclitus). “--ing joys,” H6B I, 1, 34. --ing water (i. e. tears) Compl. 304. “many a dry drop seemed a --ing tear,” Lucr. 1375. “said with --ing tears,” As II, 4, 53. “to w. upon the tainted place,” Lucr. 1746 (to wet it with tears); cf. John V, 2, 29 and H8 III, 2, 399. “--ing after this untimely bier,” R2 V, 6, 52. Per. IV, 3, 41. “his --ing into the needless stream,” As II, 1, 46. Used of animals: “let the stricken deer go w.” Hml. III, 2, 282. Tom will make them (dogs) “w. and wail,” Lr. III, 6, 74. Figurative use: “purple tears that his wound wept,” Ven. 1054. “I have inly wept,” Tp. V, 200. “my heart --s,” H8 III, 2, 335. “the dank earth --s at thy languishment,” Lucr. 1130. “as the sun had ta'en his last leave of the --ing morn,” Ven. 2. “thy sun sets --ing in the lowly west,” R2 II, 4, 21. “the --ing clouds,” H4B I, 3, 61. “she is the --ing welkin, I the earth,” Tit. III, 1, 227. a river . . . upon whose --ing margent she “was set,” Compl. 39. “fell in the --ing brook,” Hml. IV, 7, 176 (cf. Schiller's: du wirst hingehn, wo kein Tag mehr scheinet, der Cocytus durch die Wüsten weinet). “when our vaults have wept with drunken spilth of wine,” Tim. II, 2, 168. Peculiar expression: “the blood --s from my heart,” H4B IV, 4, 58 (cf. --ing tears above).
The cause expressed by a clause: “that he does I w.” Tp. I, 2, 434. “w. that Harry's dead,” H4B V, 2, 59. H6A IV, 3, 28. H6B III, 2, 121. Per. IV, 2, 129. “did w. that it foresaw,” Troil. I, 2, 10. By an infinitive: “w. to have that which it fears to lose,” Sonn. 64, 14. “would have wept to have seen our parting,” Gent. II, 3, 12. IV, 4, 150. IV, 4, 150 Wint. V, 2, 49. H8 III, 2, 335. Cor. II, 1, 194. Tim. I, 2, 113. Ant. III, 2, 3. Per. III, 2, 104.
Prepositions following; 1) at: “to w. at woes,” Compl. 307. “to w. at what I am glad of,” Tp. III, 1, 74. “to w. at joy,” Ado I, 1, 28. “a deed whereat valour will w.” Cor. V, 6, 134. “--ing at my woes,” Tit. III, 1, 100. cf. Lucr. 1130 above. 2) for: “dost w. for grief of my sustaining,” Lucr. 1272. “'twill w. for having wearied you,” Tp. III, 1, 19. “--ing for what she saw must come,” Err. I, 1, 72. Merch. III, 1, 11. As III, 2, 437. IV, 1, 154. John IV, 3, 106. R2 III, 2, 4 “(for joy).” V, 1, 87. H5 II, 2, 140. R3 II, 2, 62. IV, 4, 60. H8 III, 1, 150. Tit. III, 1, 10. Rom. III, 5, 75. Rom. III, 5, 75 Per. IV, 1, 80 etc. “will w. for her pardon,” Ant. IV, 14, 45 (== will seek to obtain her pardon by tears). 3) over: “w. o'er my father's death anew,” All's I, 1, 3. “seems to w. over his country's wrongs,” H4A IV, 3, 81. “the silly owner of the goods --s over them,” H6B I, 1, 226.
With an accusative denoting an effect: “wept herself blind,” Gent. II, 3, 14. “I'll w. what's left away,” Err. II, 1, 115. “--ing his welcomes forth,” Wint. IV, 4, 559. “will w. my date of life out for his sweet life's loss,” John IV, 3, 106. “w. the fire out,” R2 V, 1, 48. “your eyes w. out at Pandar's fall,” Troil. V, 10, 49. “I could w. my spirit from mine eyes,” Caes. IV, 3, 99. “w. our sad bosoms empty,” Mcb. IV, 3, 2. he cannot w. it (his fortune) “back again,” Ant. II, 6, 111. Tears, or in general that which is shed, as object: “purple tears that his wound wept,” Ven. 1054. “every tear that I do w.” LLL IV, 3, 33. “my heart wept blood,” Wint. V, 2, 97. “will you have them w. our horses' blood?” H5 IV, 2, 12. “he will w. millstones,” R3 I, 4, 245. orphans' tears wept on 'em (his bones) H8 III, 2, 399. “to w. seas,” Troil. III, 2, 84. “w. your tears into the channel,” Caes. I, 1, 63. (cf. “where I may w. my fill,” H6C II, 5, 113).
Transitively, == to lament with tears: “she --s Troy's painted woes,” Lucr. 1492. “w. love's woe,” Sonn. 30, 7. “--ing my father's wreck,” Tp. I, 2, 390. All's V, 3, 64. R2 II, 2, 25. R2 II, 2, 25 H6A I, 1, 88. H6B III, 1, 221. R3 II, 4, 59. Rom. III, 5, 78. Lr. IV, 6, 180. Cymb. I, 4, 20.
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