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Acceptance, free and favourable reception; 1) act. == accepting: “I leave him to your gracious a.” Merch. IV, 1, 165. “poured it to her a.” Wint. IV, 4, 362. H5 I, 1, 83. Cor. II, 3, 9. Oth. III, 3, 470. 2) pass. being accepted: “shall will in others seem right gracious, and in my will no fair a. shine?” Sonn. 135, 8. makes it assured of a. Lucr. Ded. Sonn. 135, 8 “their kind a. weepingly beseeched,” Compl. 207. for their sake let this a. take, H5 Epil. Compl. 207
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