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broad (not very common in S.)
1. free, unrestrained Mac. III. vi. 21 “broad words,” Ham. III. iv. 2 “his pranks have been too broad” ; widely diffused Mac. III. iv. 23 “As broad and general” “as the casing air”; arrogant Troil. I. iii. 190 “in full as proud a place As broad Achilles.”
2. adv. freely, unrestrainedly Tim. III. iv. 65 “can speak b-er” ; fully, full- Ham. III. iii. 81 “With all his crimes -blown, as flush as May; broad-awake,” wide awake Tit. II. ii. 17 (Ff simply “awake”); “broad-spreading” wide-spreading R2 III. iv. 50.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.6
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 3.4
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