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Addition, 1) the summing up of numbers: “parcel the sum of my disgraces by a. of his envy,” Ant. V, 2, 164.
2) the act of adding, opposed to diminution: “to thy sweet will making a. thus,” Sonn. 135, 4.
3) the thing added: “and by a. me of thee defeated,” Sonn. 20, 11. “take unmingled thence that drop again, without a.” Err. II, 2, 130. “and this a. more, full thirty thousand marks,” John II, 529. H4A II, 4, 29. Caes. IV, 3, 172. Lr. III, 6, 3. V, 3, 301.
4) augmentation, enhancement: “all aids came for --s,” Compl. 118. “it is no a. to her wit,” Ado II, 3, 242. “titled goddess, and worth it, with a.” Alls IV, 2, 3. “truly to speak, and with no a.” Hml. IV, 4, 17.
5) mark of distinction, denomination, title: “devils' --s, the names of fiends,” Wiv. II, 2, 312. “where great --s swell's, and virtue none,” Alls II, 3, 134. H5 V, 2, 367. Troil. I, 2, 20. II, 3, 258. Cor. I, 9, 66. Cor. I, 9, 66 Mcb. I, 3, 106. III, 1, 100. Hml. I, 4, 20. II, 1, 47. Lr. II, 2, 26. V, 3, 68 (Qq advancement). Oth. IV, 1, 105. IV, 2, 163.
6) outward honour: “we will not name desert before his birth, and being born, his a. shall be humble,” Troil. III, 2, 102. “bear hence a great a. earned in thy death,” IV, 5, 141. “the name and all the --s to a king,” Lr. I, 1, 138. “think it no a. nor my wish, to have him see me womaned,” Oth. III, 4, 194.
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