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golden (the fig. sense ‘precious’ is freq.; 3 “ time” 2H4 V. iii. 98 is also used like “ age” Tp. II. i. 175 [168], Lucr. 60, “ world” AYL. I. i. 127)
1. of gold (freq.); “ care,” the burden of the crown 2H4 IV. v. 22; “ sorrow,” (?) sorrow that comes from high rank H8 II. iii. 22.
2. rich Tim. IV. iii. 18 “the learned pate Ducks to the fool.”
3. exceedingly favourable or propitious Tw.N. V. i. 394 “When . . . golden time convents.”
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