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PREPOSITIONS. In for "in the case of," "about"

In metaphorically used for "in the case of," "about," &c.

“Triumph in so false a foe.

“In second voice we'll not be satisfied.

“Almost all
Repent in their election.

“Our fears in Banquo stick deep.

“(We) wear our health but sickly in his life
Which in his death were perfect.” Ib. iii. 1. 107.

We say "in my own person" or "by myself," not

“Which in myself I boldly will defend.

So “But I bethink me what a weary way
In Ross and Willoughby . . . will be found.” Ib. ii. 2. 10. i.e. "in the case of Ross," equivalent to "by Ross."

In is used metaphorically where we should say "in the thought of" in

“Strengthen your patience in our last night's speech.

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