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breath: S. is an early authority for the senses: ‘power of breathing’ Err. IV. i. 57 “you run this humour out of ,” Ham. V. ii. 285 “drink to Hamlet's better ” ; and ‘breathing-space, short interval’ John III. iv. 134 “one quiet of rest,” H5 II. iv. 145, R3 IV. ii. 24 “some little , some pause,” Troil. II. iii. 122 “An after-dinner's ” ; the sense ‘speech, utterance, language’ is freq. Ado V. i. 276, MND. III. ii. 44 “ so bitter,” Lr. I. i. 62.
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
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