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Qualify, to temper, to moderate, to abate, to soften: “his rage of lust by gazing --ed, slacked, not suppressed,” Lucr. 424. “absence seemed my flame to q.” Sonn. 109, 2. “the fire's rage,” Gent. II, 7, 22. “to enforce or q. the laws,” Meas. I, 1, 66. “he doth with holy abstinence subdue that in himself which he spurs on his power to q. in others,” IV, 2, 86. “all this amazement can I q.” Ado V, 4, 67. “to q. his rigorous course,” Merch. IV, 1, 7. “your discontenting father strive to q.” Wint. IV, 4, 543. “this inundation of mistempered humour rests by you only to be --ed,” John V, 1, 13. “is your blood so madly hot that no discourse of reason can q. the same?” Troil. II, 2, 118. “my love admits no --ing dross,” IV, 4, 9. “time --es the spark and fire of it,” Hml. IV, 7, 114. “till some little time hath --ed the heat of his displeasure,” Lr. I, 2, 176. “one cup, and that was craftily --ed too,” Oth. II, 3, 41 (mixed with water).
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