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PREPOSITIONS. With for "by;" for other prepositions

With is hence loosely used to signify any connection with an action, as in "to change with" (MONTAIGNE, 233), where we should say "to exchange for." So, though we still say "I parted with a house," or "with a servant (considered as a chattel)," we could not say

“When you parted with the king.

“As a long-parted mother with her child.” Ib. iii. 2. 8; Rich. III. i. 4. 251. where with is connected with parting. See 419a. So

“I rather will suspect the sun with cold
Than thee with wantonness.

as we say "I charge him with."

“Next them, with some small distance, follows a gentleman bearing the purpose.

, stage direction.

"Equal with," 3 Hen. VI. iii. 2. 137, is like our "level with." In

“The violence of either grief or joy
Their own enactures with themselves destroy,

"with themselves" seems to mean "by or of themselves."


“They have all persuaded with him.

i.e. "argued with." So "flatter" is used for "deal flatteringly" in T. N. i. 5. 322, and in the first of the following lines:

K. Rich. Should dying men flatter with those that live?
Gaunt. No, no, men living flatter those that die.

“(She) married with my uncle.

“I will break with her.

i.e. "open the matter in conversation with."

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