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Young, being in the first part of life, not old: Ven. 187. Ven. 187 Ven. 187 Ven. 187 Ven. 187 Lucr. 1769. Sonn. 19, 4. 138, 5. Tp. II, 2, 176. III, 3, 92. IV, 1, 40. Gent. I, 1, 22. Gent. I, 1, 22 II, 1, 24. III, 2, 65. IV, 2, 26. Wiv. I, 1, 40. Wiv. I, 1, 40 Meas. II, 3, 13. IV, 3, 4. Err. I, 1, 125. Ado V, 1, 119. Merch. I, 2, 90. As I, 1, 57 “(you are too y. in this).” As I, 1, 57 Shr. Ind. 2, 147 “(we shall ne'er be --er).” II, 237. All's III, 1, 17. Tw. III, 2, 70. John I, 71 “(--er born).” H4A I, 3, 7 “(soft as y. down).” H6B II, 2, 52. H6C I, 2, 1. IV, 1, 118. R3 I, 1, 153. Lr. I, 1, 41 etc. etc. “his years but y.” Gent. II, 4, 69. H6A II, 5, 107. V, 1, 21. “thy y. days,” LLL I, 2, 15. Tit. IV, 3, 91. “such a y. one,” Shr. II, 236. John II, 521. H8 V, 3, 180. Per. IV, 2, 144. Metaphorically: “is the day so y.?” Rom. I, 1, 166. “in your --er enterprise,” H4A V, 1, 71 (when it was in the beginning). “thus Eleanor's pride dies in her --est days,” H6B II, 3, 46 (in the very beginning). “lowliness is y. ambition's ladder,” Caes. II, 1, 22. “this is yet but y.” H8 III, 2, 47 (just happened). “we are yet but y. in deed,” Mcb. III, 4, 144 (inexperienced, raw).
Substantively: “the --er rises when the old doth fall,” Lr. III, 3, 26. “how like a --er and a prodigal the scarfed bark puts from her native bay,” Merch. II, 6, 14 (a younger son; cf. S. Luke XV, 12. M. Edd. younker). “--er than she are happy mothers made,” Rom. I, 2, 12. I, 3, 69. “he did in the bosom reign of y., of old,” Compl. 128. “he wooes . . . both y. and old,” Wiv. II, 1, 118. Mids. I, 1, 138. R2 III, 2, 119. V, 2, 13. Cor. III, 1, 228. Per. IV, 1, 42. == offspring; applied to men: “he leaves it to be mastered by his y.” Lucr. 863. to animals: As I, 2, 100. H6C II, 2, 14. H6C II, 2, 14 H6C II, 2, 14 II, 5, 35 (have been with y. == pregnant). V, 6, 17. Lr. I, 4, 236. y. one in the same sense: “she feels her y. one kick,” All's V, 3, 303. “her harmless y. one,” H6B III, 1, 215. Tit. II, 3, 142. Mcb. IV, 2, 11.
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