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chief: “in chief,” mainly, principally Meas. V. i. 214, 2H4 IV. i. 31. ∥ Ham. I. iii. 74 “Are most select and generous, chief in that” (old edd. “Are of a most,” Q1 “generall,” Ff “cheff,” Qq2-6 have a comma at “generous”; many conj.: see commentators).
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