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clear adj. (senses now obs. or archaic)
1. bright, fully light Meas. IV. ii. 227 “clear dawn,” H8 I. i. 226 “my clear sun,” Ven. 860.
2. (of looks) serene, cheerful MND. III. ii. 60, Shr. II. i. 173, Wint. I. ii. 343 “a countenance as As friendship wears” ; as adv. Mac. I. v. 72 “Only look up ”
3. glorious, illustrious Mer.V. II. ix. 42 “that clear honour,” Lr. IV. vi. 74 “the clearest gods,” Lucr. 11.
4. unspotted, unstained, innocent Tp. III. iii. 82, Wiv. III. iii. 124 “If you know yourself clear,” Mac. I. vii. 18 “So clear in his great office,” II. i. 28, Ant. V. ii. 121, Per. I. i. 141, IV. vi. 116.
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