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date (1 the prevailing S. meaning)
1. duration, term of existence Err. I. ii. 41, MND. III. ii. 373 “whose till death shall never end,” John IV. iii. 106, R3 IV. iv. 255, Rom. I. iv. 3, 109, Sonn. cxxiii. 5 “Our dates are brief.”
2. limit or end of a period or term Sonn. xiv. 14 “Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, cxxiii
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xiv
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