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blood disposition, inclination, temperament, impulse: “Blood, thou art blood,” MEASURE FOR MEASURE, ii. 4. 15 ; “faith melteth into blood” MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ii. 1. 159 ( “as wax, when opposed to the fire kindled by a witch, no longer preserves the figure of the person whom it was designed to represent, but flows into a shapeless lump; so fidelity, when confronted with beauty, dissolves into our ruling passion, and is lost there like a drop of water in the sea,” STEEVENS) “wisdom and blood combating,” MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ii. 3. 150 ; “his important blood,” ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, iii. 7. 21 ; “Let thy blood be thy direction till thy death!” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, ii. 3. 28 ; “Strange, unusual blood,” TIMON OF ATHENS, iv. 2. 38 ; “To let these hands obey my blood,” KING LEAR, iv. 2. 64 ; “our bloods No more obey the heavens,” CYMBELINE, i. 1. 1.

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