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blood —“To be in” (a term of the chase), to be in good condition, to be vigorous: “The deer was, as you know, sanguis, in blood,” LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, iv. 2. 3 ; “If we be English deer, be then in blood” 1 HENRY VI., iv. 2. 48 ; ( “of true mettle,” JOHNSON) “Thou rascal, thou art worst in blood to run,” CORIOLANUS, i. 1. 157 (a rather difficult passage; see note); “his crest up again and the man in blood,” CORIOLANUS, iv. 5. 211.

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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 1.1
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