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candle (3 cf. CANDLE-HOLDER)
1. applied to the heavenly luminaries Rom. III. v. 9 “Night's candles are burnt out,” Mac. II. i. 5.
2. applied to the ‘light’ of life 3H6 II. vi. 1 “Here burns my out,” Mac. V. v. 23 “Out, out, brief !”
3. “hold a candle to,” assist at Mer.V. II. vi. 41.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (3):
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 5.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.6
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