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career (old edd. also “careire, car(r)ier, carreer(e)”
1. short gallop at full speed Wiv. I. i. 185* “and so conclusions passed the c-s” (referred by some to 2), Ado V. i. 138 “I shall meet your wit in the ”
2. ‘the short turning of a nimble horse, now this way, now that way’ (Baret); transf. frisk, gambol H5 II. i. 133 “he passes some humours and c-”
3. running, course; esp. fig. rapid and continuous course of action Ado II. iii. 262* “awe a man from the of his humour,” LLL. V. ii. 483 “Full merrily Hath . . . this been run,” Wint. I. ii. 286 “stopping the Of laughter,” R2 I. ii. 49, H5 III. iii. 23.
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    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 1.2
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