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complete (stressed “co'mplete” in the attributive and “comple'te” in the predicative position; Ham. I. iv. 52 “in co'mplete steel” =in full armour, Troil. IV. i. 27 “A thousand co'mplete courses of the sun,” 3H6 II. v. 26 “make the hour full comple'te” )
1. perfect in nature or quality, perfectly constituted Meas. I. iii. 3 “a complete bosom.”
2. fully equipped or endowed, perfect, accomplished H8 I. ii. 118, III. ii. 49 “ In mind and feature,” Troil. III. iii. 181 “thou great and man,” Tim. III. i. 10.
3. filled (“with”), full Gent. II. iv. 74 “ . . . With all good grace,” Tim. IV. iii. 245 “The one is filling still, never complete.”
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