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duty (1 the most freq. S. sense)
1. reverence, respect MND. V. i. 101 “in the modesty of fearful duty,” AYL. V. ii. 103, Ven. Ded. 9 “Your honour's in all ”; act of reverence, compliment LLL. IV. ii. 150 “Stay not thy compliment; I forgive thy ,” 1H4 V. ii. 55, H8 I. ii. 61 “Tongues spit their duties out.”
2. (one's) due Shr. IV. i. 39 “have thy duty.”
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1
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