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grieve (1 a rare use; 2 a freq. poetical use)
1. to be a grievance or cause of complaint Per. II. iv. 19 “It shall no longer grieve without reproof.”
2. to feel grief for, be sorry for, regret Wint. IV. Chor. [i.] 18, R2 II. ii. 37 “the nothing that I grieve,” 1H4 V. iv. 29, Lr. IV. iii. 55 “you shall not Lending me this acquaintance,” Ven. 1024.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, ven
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