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against (see also the aphetic form 'GAINST)
1. exposed to Sonn. lxxiii. 3 “those boughs which shake against the cold.”
2. in expectation of, in time for AYL. IV. i. 158, Troil. I. ii. 189, Rom. IV. ii. 47, Ham. II. ii. 513 “as we often see, some storm, A silence in the heavens.”
3. as conj.: in expectation of the time when, by the time that MND. III. ii. 99 “against she do appear,” Shr. IV. iv. 104.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxxiii
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