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come (1 is frequent=come to be)
1. to become MND. II. ii. 92, Ham. V. i. 170 “How came he mad?”
2. phrases: “ from thy ward,” leave thy posture of defence Tp. I. ii. 468; “He's coming,” he begins to relent Meas. II. ii. 125; “ to it,” reached the age of puberty, attained full age 2H4 III. ii. 273, Troil. I. ii. 89; “came to himself,” recovered consciousness Cæs. I. ii. 271; “ home,” to come away from its hold, so as to drag Wint. I. ii. 214; “ short,” to fall short (“of”) Meas. V. i. 214, Ado III. v. 45, Ham. IV. vii. 90, Sonn. lxxxiii. 7; similarly Ham. III. ii. 29 “this overdone, or come tardy off,” Lr. I. iii. 10 “If you come slack of former services.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (7):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxxxiii
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