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enact vb. (2 echoed in mod. use from S.; 3 Crowley, 1616, has ‘enact a murder’)
2. to personate (a character) on the stage, play (a part) Tp. IV. i. 121 “to My present fancies,” Ham. III. ii. 109 “I did enact Julius Cæsar.”
3. to accomplish, perform 1H6 I. i. 122 “E-ed wonders,” III. i. 116 “what murder too Hath been e-ed,” R3 V. iv. 2.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (7):
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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