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confound to destroy: “What willingly he did confound he wail'd,” ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, iii. 2. 58 ; “My shame be his that did my fame confound,” THE RAPE OF LUCRECE, 1202 ; “doth now his gift confound,” SONNETS, lx. 8 ; “When he himself himself confounds,” THE RAPE OF LUCRECE, 160 ; “And one man's lust these many lives confounds,” THE RAPE OF LUCRECE, 1489 ; “his confounded base,” HENRY V., iii. 1. 13 ( “worn or wasted,” JOHNSON) ; “have confounded one the other,” CYMBELINE, i. 4. 47 ; “Decline to your confounding contraries” TIMON OF ATHENS, iv. 1. 20. ( “contrarieties whose nature it is to waste or destroy each other,” STEEVENS)

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