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discourse vb. (5 now only as a reminiscence of the S. passage)
1. to hold discourse, talk, converse MND. V. i. 153 “Let” [them] “At large ,” Cæs. III. i. 295 “ . . . of the state of things.”
2. to pass (the time) in talk Cym. III. iii. 38.
4. to utter, say Oth. II. iii. 284 “and fustian with one's own shadow.”
5. to give forth (musical sound) Ham. III. ii. 381.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 5.6
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