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Accident, 1) casualty, chance: Sonn. 115, 5. 124, 5. Compl. 247. Tp. I, 2, 178. Meas. IV, 3, 81. Merch. V, 278. Wint. IV, 4, 19. Wint. IV, 4, 19 Troil. III, 3, 83. IV, 5, 262. Rom. V, 3, 251. Hml. III, 1, 30. IV, 7, 69. IV, 7, 69 Ant. IV, 14, 84. V, 2, 6. Cymb. V, 5, 76. Cymb. V, 5, 76
2) incident, event: “these happened --s,” Tp. V, 250. “the story of my life and the particular --s gone by,” Tp. V, 250 “this is an a. of hourly proof,” Ado II, 1, 188. Mids. IV, 1, 73. Tw. IV, 3, 11. H4A I, 2, 231. H6A V, 3, 4. Rom. V, 2, 27. Hml. III, 2, 209. Oth. IV, 2, 231. V, 1, 94.
3) mischance, misfortune: “forced by need and a.” Wint. V, 1, 92. “dismay not at this a.” H6A III, 3, 1. “by some unlooked for a. cut off,” R3 I, 3, 214. “this a. is not unlike my dream,” Oth. I, 1, 143. “moving --s,” I, 3, 135. “the shot of a. nor dart of chance,” IV, 1, 278. “all solemn things should answer solemn --s,” Cymb. IV, 2, 192. “with mortal --s opprest,” V, 4, 99.
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