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courtship (not pre-S.;=‘wooing’ in Mer.V. II. viii. 44)
1. courtliness of manners LLL. V. ii. 364 “Trim gallants, full of ,” 788, AYL. III. ii. 368 (with play on sense ‘wooing’), 2H6 I. iii. 57, Oth. II. i. 172 (Q1 “courtesies”).
2. state befitting a court or courtier Rom. III. iii. 34.
3. paying of court “to” anyone R2 I. iv. 24.
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.8
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 1.4
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