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being (2 is an application peculiar to S.)
1. life, existence Shr. I. i. 11 “Pisa . . . Gave me my being,” Mac. III. i. 55, Ham. II. i. 96 “end his being,” Oth. I. ii. 21 “my life and ,” Cym. I. i. 38 “he quit ”
2. stay, abode, dwelling Ant. II. ii. 39 “My being in Egypt,” Cym. I. v. 54 “to shift his being.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 1.1
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