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PREPOSITIONS. Preposition omitted after verbs of motion; worth; and hearing

The preposition is omitted after some verbs and adjectives that imply "value," "worth," &c.

“The queen is valued thirty thousand strong.

“Some precepts worthy the note.

An imitation of this construction is, perhaps, to be traced in “Guilty so great a crime.” B. and F. F. Sh. iv. 1.

The omission of a preposition before "good cheap" (A.-S. ceáp, "price," "bargain"), 1 Hen. IV. iii. 3. 50, may perhaps be thus explained without reference to the French "bon marché." And thus, without any verb or adjective of worth,

“He has disgraced me and hindered me half a million.

"Semblative" (unless adverbial [1]) is used with the same construction as "like" in

“And all is semblative a woman's part.

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