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die vb.: phr. “to die the death,” to be put to death, suffer the penalty of capital punishment MND. I. i. 65, Cym. IV. ii. 96; S. is earliest for “die (with laughing)” Shr. III. ii. 244, Troil. I. iii. 176 “at this sport Sir Valour dies.”
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