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encounter vb. (the foll. are peculiar to S.)
1. to go to meet Ado I. i. 100 “the fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you it” ; used bombastically= to go towards Tw.N. III. i. 83 “Will you the house?.”
2. to light upon, befall Wint. II. i. 20 “good time her!,” Cym. I. vi. 112.
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    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 1.6
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 3.1
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