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charm vb. (as in the sb. the fig. uses retain a strong metaphor from the orig. sense ‘enchant’)
1. “charm the tongue,” keep it silent Shr. IV. ii. 58, 2H6 IV. i. 64, 3H6 V. v. 31, Oth. V. ii. 182.
2. to entreat or conjure by some potent invocation Cæs. II. i. 271 “I charm you, by my once-commended beauty.”
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    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.1
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