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cry vb. (‘cry mercy, pardon, grace’ belongs to 2)
1. to supplicate, appeal 1H6 V. iv. 53 “ for vengeance at the gates of heaven,” Tim. II. i. 20 “My uses cry to me.”
2. to beg for (something) Compl. 42 “Where want cries some” ; to call for, demand loudly Oth. I. iii. 278 “The affair cries haste.”
3. to extol, ‘cry up’ H8 I. i. 27 “cried incomparable.”
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 5.4
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