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PREPOSITIONS. From without a verb of motion

From is frequently used in the sense of "apart from," "away from," without a verb of motion.

From thence (i.e. away from home) the sauce to meat is
ceremony.

“I am best pleased to be from such a deed.

“Which is from (out of) my remembrance.

“They run themselves from breath.” B. J. Cy.'s Rev. i. 1.

“Clean from the purpose.

“This discourse is from the subject.” B. and F. Eld. B. v. 1.

“This is from my commission.

“Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing.

“This is from the present.

Hence "differently from:"

“Words him a great deal from the matter.

i.e. "describes him in a manner departing from the truth."

“This label on my bosom whose containing
Is so from sense in hardness.

“Write from it, if you can, in hand and phrase.

“For he is superstitious grown of late
Quite from the main opinion he held once.

“So from himself impiety hath wrought.

“To be so odd and from all fashions.

“Particular addition from the bill
That writes them all alike.

This explains the play on the word in

“Queen. That thou dost love thy daughter from thy soul.

“I wish you all the joy that you can wish,
For I am sure you can wish none from me.

i.e. "none differently from me," "none which I do not wish you." This is probably the correct interpretation of the last passage. So Othello, i. 1. 132.

“If aught possess thee from me.

Also "apart from:" “Nay, that's my own from any nymph in the court.” B. J. Cy.'s Rev. ii. 1.

“From thee to die were torture more than death.

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