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discharge sb.: occurs 7 times in S., who is the earliest authority for the senses ‘letting off a firearm’ (1H4 I. i. 57), ‘emission’ (AYL. II. i. 37, Troil. IV. iv. 41), ‘payment’ (Cym. V. iv. 173), ‘performance, execution’ (Tp. II. i. 262).
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 2.1
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