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censure sb. (2 the prevailing S. use; 3 not pre-S.)
1. judicial sentence, esp. a condemnatory one Cor. III. iii. 45, V. v. [vi.] 143 “Your heaviest censure,” Oth. V. ii. 367 “the censure of this hellish villain.”
2. judgement, opinion AYL. IV. i. 8 “every modern censure” R3 II. ii. 144 “To give your censures in this business,” Ham. I. iii. 69 “Take each man's censure.”
3. adverse judgement, unfavourable opinion, blame Meas. III. ii. 201 “No might nor greatness in mortality Can censure 'scape,” H8 III. i. 63 “your late censure Both of his truth and him,” Lr. I. iv. 232.
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.1
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