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enlarge (doubtful sense in Sonn. lxx. 12; ? 2)
1. to widen the limits or scope of, give free scope to, extend Wiv. II. ii. 236 “she e-th her mirth,” AYL. III. ii. 152 “fill'd With all graces wide e-'d,” 2H4 I. i. 204, Troil. V. ii. 35, Ham. V. i. 248 “Her obsequies have been as far e-'d” . . .; to give vent to Cæs. IV. ii. 46 “enlarge your griefs.”
2. to set at liberty Tw.N. V. i. 288, H5 II. ii. 40 “ the man committed yesterday,” 57
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxx
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