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censure vb. (1 the prevailing sense)
1. trans. to form or give an opinion of, estimate John II. i. 328, Cor. II. i. 25 “how you are censured here in the city,” Cæs. III. ii. 16, Lr. III. v. 3.
2. intr. to give an opinion (“on”) Gent. I. ii. 19 “That I . . . Should censure thus on lovely gentlemen,” Ham. III. ii. 92 “to of his seeming” (Ff “To ,” Qq “In ”).
3. to pass sentence upon Meas. II. i. 29 “When I, that censure him, do so offend,” Lr. V. iii. 3.
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