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dreadful (obs. use): full of dread R3 I. i. 8, Ham. I. ii. 207, Oth. II. iii. 177; so dreadfully, with dread Meas. IV. ii. 149 “apprehends death no more but as a drunken sleep” ; also colloquially used as a strong intensive, = exceedingly, ‘terribly’ Ham. II. ii. 281 “I am most attended.”
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