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great (less usual or obs. senses are)
1. pregnant (fig.) Per. V. i. 107 “I am great with woe.”
2. (of the heart) full or ‘big’ with emotion or pride Shr. V. ii. 172, All'sW. IV. iii. 370, R2 II. i. 229, 2H4 IV. iii. 121, R3 V. iii. 348.
3. (of letters) capital Tw.N. II. v. 98 “her great P'”
4. “ time,” long while Tp. III. iii. 105; “Of g-er time,” older Gent. II. vii. 48.
5. in titles of office=‘grand’ H5 IV. viii. 100 “master of France,” 1H6 IV. vii. 70 “ mareschal to Henry the Sixth.”
6. “ morning,” broad day Troil IV. iii. 1, Cym. IV. ii. 61.
7. adv. “ like,” very likely 2H6 III. i. 379.
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    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2.7
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    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 4.8
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 4.7
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 2.5
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