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fair sb.: that which is fair, a beautiful thing Rom. I. i. 237 “they hide the ,” I. iii. 90, Cym. I. vi. 38, Lucr. 780 “the supreme ” (viz. the sun); one of the fair sex, a woman, esp. a beloved woman LLL. V. ii. 37, H5 V. ii. 176 “speak, my ,” Rom. II. Chor. 3; applied to a man Ven. 208; beauty Err. II. i. 98 “My decayed ,” LLL. IV. i. 17, MND. I. i. 182, Sonn. xviii. 7 “every fair from fair sometime declines.”
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