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brow: properly, the arch of hair over the eye 2H6 I. ii. 3 “Why doth the great Duke Humphrey knit his brows?” ; (hence) pl. the prominences of the forehead on either side above the eyes LLL. V. ii. 393 “Help! hold his brows!,” Cæs. V. iii. 82; sing. the forehead Ven. 59 “she kiss'd his brow” ; fig. aspect, appearance 1H4 IV. iii. 83 “by this face, This seeming brow of justice,” Mac. IV. iii. 23, Ham. I. ii. 4 “our whole kingdom To be contracted in one brow of woe.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 1.2
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