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change sb. (the foll. are obs. or special uses)
1. exchange Ado IV. i. 185 “Maintain'd the change of words,” H5 IV. viii. 29, Troil. III. iii. 27 “Give us a prince of blood, . . . In change of him,” Cæs. V. iii. 51.
2. changefulness, changing humour, caprice Lr. I. i. 291 “how full of changes his age is,” Cym. I. vi. 115, Sonn. xx. 4 “A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted With shifting change.”
3. variation or modulation in music Gent. IV. ii. 69; in verse Sonn. lxxvi. 2, cv. 11
4. (?) round in dancing (S.) LLL. V. ii. 210.
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 1.6
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 4.8
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxxvi
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xx
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