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Breadth, 1) the extent from side to side: “the length and b.” Ado V, 1, 11. Hml. V, 1, 119. “requital to a hair's b.” Wiv. IV, 2, 4. “she bears some b.” Err. III, 2, 114. “as broad as it hath b.” Ant. II, 7, 48.
2) wideness, extent, distance in general: “if there be b. enough in the world, I will hold a long distance,” All's III, 2, 26. “that blood which owed the b. of all this isle,” John IV, 2, 99. the spacious b. of this division (wider than the sky and earth) Troil. V, 2, 150. “he will repent the b. of his great voyage,” Per. IV, 1, 37.
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