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confusion (1 is common in S., now obs.)
1. overthrow, ruin, destruction Mac. III. v. 29; as an imprecation Lr. II. iv. 96 “Vengeance! plague! death! confusion!.”
2. mental agitation Mer.V. III. ii. 178 “there is such confusion in my powers,” Ham. III. i. 2.
3. pl. disorders, commotions Rom. IV. v. 66.
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.5
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 3.2
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