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affront vb. (the precise sense in passages under 2 and 3 is doubtful)
1. to meet, accost Ham. III. i. 31 “That he . . . may here Affront Ophelia.”
2. to face, encounter Wint. V. i. 75, Cym. IV. iii. 29.
3. to confront; meet, respond to Troil. III. ii. 173.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 4.3
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