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Affected, adj. (derived partly from the subst., partly from the verb affect) 1) absol. a) disposed: “as I find her, so am I a.” Wiv. III, 4, 95. “I am in all a. as your self,” Shr. I, 1, 26. “no marvel, then, though he were ill a.” Lr. II, 1, 100. -- b) assuming an artificial appearance: “he is too picked, too spruce, too a.” LLL V, 1, 15. -- c) in love: LLL II, 232.
2) With to, == a) in love with: “is thine own heart to thine own face a.?” Ven. 157. “I stand a. to her,” Gent. II, 1, 90. -- b) inclined, disposed: “how stand you a. to his wish?” Gent. I, 3, 60. “that most are a. to these,” LLL III, 26. “how he doth stand a. to our purpose,” R3 III, 1, 171.
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