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condition disposition, temper, quality: “the condition of a saint,” THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, i. 2. 116 ; “the Duke's condition,” AS YOU LIKE IT, i. 2. 243 ; “Demand of him my condition,” ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, iv. 3. 163 ; “I will from henceforth rather be myself, Mighty and to be fear'd, than my condition” 1 HENRY IV., i. 3. 6 ( “I will from henceforth rather put on the character that becomes me, and exert the resentment of an injured king, than still continue in the inactivity and mildness of my natural disposition,” WARBURTON) ; “a good English condition,” HENRY V., v. 1. 73 ; “my condition is not smooth,” HENRY V., v. 2. 283 ; “a touch of your condition,” RICHARD III., iv. 4. 157 ; “the condition of a man,” CORIOLANUS, v. 4. 10 ; “it hath much prevail'd on your condition,” JULIUS CAESAR, ii. 1. 254 ; “long-engrafted condition,” KING LEAR, i. 1. 296 ( “long ingrafted,” Cambridge ); “full of most blessed condition,” OTHELLO, ii. 1. 246 ; “of so gentle a condition!” OTHELLO, iv. 1. 189 ; “the cate-log of her condition,” THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, iii. 1. 271 ; “his ill conditions,” MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, iii. 2. 60 ; “our soft conditions,” THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, v. 2. 167 ; “all his senses have but human conditions” HENRY V., iv. 1. 104 ( “qualities,” JOHNSON) ; “It is the stars . . . govern our conditions,” KING LEAR, iv. 3. 33 ; “our conditions So differing in their acts,” ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, ii. 2. 117 ; “Quiet and gentle thy conditions,” PERICLES, iii. 1. 29.

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