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artificial (the sense ‘produced by art (not nature)’ becomes common after S.: 3H6 III. ii. 184)
1. skilled in constructive art MND. III. ii. 203 “like two artificial gods.”
2. skilful, cunning Per. V. i. 72 “thy prosperous and artificial feat.”
3. “ strife,” the vying of art with nature Tim. I. i. 38.
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    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
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