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Timeless, 1) unseasonable, unseemly: “some untimely thought did instigate his all too t. speed,” Lucr. 44.
2) untimely, premature, unnatural: “a pack of sorrows which would press you down . . . to your t. grave,” Gent. III, 1, 21. “who performed the bloody office of his t. death,” R2 IV, 5. “must I behold thy t. cruel death?” H6A V, 4, 5. “guilty of Duke Humphrey's t. death,” H6B III, 2, 187. “their parents' t. death,” H6C V, 6, 42. “the causer of the t. deaths of these Plantagenets,” R3 I, 2, 117. “the complot of this t. tragedy,” Tit. II, 3, 265 (the murder of Bassianus). “poison hath been his t. end,” Rom. V, 3, 162.
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