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anchor vb. (literal phrases are used in 2H6 IV. i. 9, Lr. IV. vi. 19)
1. to fix firmly R3 IV. iv. 232, Ant. I. v. 33 “There would he anchor his aspect.”
2. to fix one's thoughts Meas. II. iv. 4, Cym. V. v. 394 “Posthumus anchors upon Imogen.”
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