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danger (2 these are late exx. of this sense)
1. power to harm; reach or range (as of a weapon): “within” (a person's) “,” John IV. iii. 84 “Nor tempt the of my true defence” ; in his power, at his mercy Mer.V. IV. i. 180; so “in, into” or “out of the of” Tw.N. V. i. 88, Mac. III. ii. 15, Ham. I. iii. 35 “Out of the shot and of desire.”
2. mischief, harm, damage Mer.V. IV. i. 38, Cæs. II. i. 17 “That at his will he may do with.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.2
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    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4.1
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