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cite (1 occurs once; 3 twice, 5 only S.)
1. to summon to appear in court H8 IV. i. 29.
2. to call, arouse, excite Gent. II. iv. 86, 2H6 III. ii. 281, 3H6 II. i. 34, Pilgr. xiv. 15 [195].
3. to quote Mer.V. I. iii. 99 “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose,” Troil. III. ii. 188.
4. to call to mind, make mention of Gent. IV. i. 53, H5 V. ii. 70, Tit. V. iii. 117; with “up” R3 I. iv. 14 “we . . . cited up a thousand heavy times,” Lucr. 524 “thy trespass cited up in rimes.”
5. to bespeak, be evidence of All'sW. I. iii. 218 “Whose aged honour cites a virtuous youth.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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