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Active, of an agile and vigorous body (Germ. rüstig): “a decrepit father takes delight to see his a. child do deeds of youth,” Sonn. 37, 2. Ado V, 1, 75. H4B IV, 3, 24. H5 III, 7, 105. H6B IV, 7, 68. In contradistinction to qualities of the mind: “'twixt his mental and his a. parts kingdomed Achilles in commotion rages,” Troil. II, 3, 184. “my speculative and a. instruments,” Oth. I, 3, 271 (Ff officed).
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    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 3.7
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xxxvii
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