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ease (the meanings ‘comfort’ and ‘leisure’, in a bad sense ‘idleness, sloth’, are the common ones)
1. “do” (a person) “ease,” give pleasure or assistance to Shr. V. ii. 180, 3H6 V. v. 72, Ham. I. i. 131.
2. facility, easiness Oth. I. iii. 29 “of ease” (=easy); “with ,” easily Tp. III. i. 30; “at what ,” how easily H8 Epil. 2 (? not S.).
3. means of relief Troil. V. x. 56.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 3.1
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