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flesh sb. (3 referred by some to 1)
1. “in ,” in good condition Rom. V. i. 84 “get thyself in ”
2. “strange ,” unusual or loathsome food Ant. I. iv. 67.
3. visible surface of the body Ant. I. ii. 19* “fairer than you are . . . in flesh.”
4. “piece of ,” human being, sample of humanity Ado IV. ii. 88 “as pretty a piece of ,” AYL. III. ii. 69, Tw.N. I. v. 30 “piece of Eve's flesh.”
5. human nature with its limitations and frailties H8 V. iii. 12 “capable Of our ,” Ham. III. i. 63 “the thousand natural shocks That is heir to,” Sonn. cli. 8 “flesh stays no further reason.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 1.2
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.2
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