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balance (1 cf. ‘a pair of ballance’, Fuller 1655; 2 and 3 are not pre-S.)
1. used as pl. Mer.V. IV. i. 255 “Are there here?”
2. scale-pan of a balance (fig.) R2 III. iv. 87.
3. fig. counterpoise, something of equal value All'sW. II. iii. 183 “to thy estate A more replete.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (2):
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 3.4
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