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diet vb. (2 exact meaning not always clear)
1. to feed (lit. and fig.) 1H6 I. ii. 10 “d-ed like mules,” Cor. I. ix. 52, Oth. II. i. 306 “to my revenge,” Cym. III. iv. 183 “all the comfort The gods will me with.”
2. to prescribe a diet for, as a regimen of health (lit. and fig.) Err. V. i. 99 “be his nurse, his sickness,” 2H4 IV. i. 64 “To rank minds sick of happiness,” Compl. 261 “disciplin'd, ay, d-ed in grace” ; (hence) to restrict, cause to conform or be tied “to” All'sW. IV. iii. 35*, V. iii. 223*, Cor. V. i. 58 “d-ed to my request.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 1.9
    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 1.2
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