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design sb.: the sense of ‘plan, scheme’ is weakened to that of ‘purpose, aim, intention’; whence ‘thing in view, project, enterprise’ LLL. IV. i. 89, Wint. IV. iii. [iv.] 515 “not prepar'd For this ,” R2 I. i. 81, Troil. II. ii. 194, Mac. II. i. 55 “murder . . . toward his Moves like a ghost,” Ant. V. i. 43.
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