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fit sb.: paroxysm of lunacy, formerly regarded as a periodic disease Err. IV. iii. 91, Tit. IV. i. 17, Ham. IV. i. 8; “fit of the face,” grimace H8 I. iii. 7; applied to critical times Cor. III. ii. 33 “The violent fit o' the time,” Mac. IV. ii. 17 “The fits o' the season.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 3.2
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