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changeling (1 now obsolete or archaic)
1. fickle or inconstant person 1H4 V. i. 76 “fickle c-s,” Cor. IV. vii. 11 “his nature In that's no changeling.”
2. child left by the fairies in exchange for one stolen MND. II. i. 23; attrib. II. i. 120, IV. i. 65; fig. of a letter substituted for another Ham. V. ii. 53.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 4.1
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