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faith (the commonest uses are)
1. loyalty, fidelity Gent. IV. iii. 26, MND. III. ii. 127 “Bearing the badge of to prove them true,” 2H6 V. i. 166 “O! where is ? O! where is loyalty?,” H8 II. i. 143, Cæs. III. i. 137; esp. faithfulness in love, true love (freq.).
2. freq. used exclamatorily in “by” or “on my faith, (in) good faith, in” or “i' faith, faith” (also “'faith”); added to imperatives Err. IV. iv. 153, Ado I. i. 236, MND. I. ii. 50, Troil. IV. i. 51; to questions Tw.N. II. iv. 27, Ham. I. ii. 168.
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