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band (the foll. were all common uses in S.'s time)
1. pl. fetters, bonds Tp. Epil. 9, 3H6 I. i. 186.
2. obligation, bond, tie Ado III. i. 114 “To bind our loves up in a holy band,” All'sW. IV. ii. 56 “in the band of truth,” Ham. III. ii. 172.
3. agreement, promise Err. IV. ii. 49, R2 I. i. 2 “according to thy oath and band.”
4. deed by which a person binds himself 1H4 III. ii. 157 “the end of life cancels all bands.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, epilogue
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