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battery (2 not a common sense in or outside S.)
1. beating, assailing with blows, also fig. John II. i. 446, Cym. I. iv. 23; in law, unlawful attack on another by beating or wounding Tw.N. IV. i. 38 “an action of battery,” Ham. V. i. 110.
2. wound, bruise 3H6 III. i. 37, Ven. 426 “where a heart is hard, they make no battery.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 4.1
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