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history sb. (in Per. V. i. 119 almost=life-story)
1. narrative, tale, story Tw.N. II. iv. 111, 3H6 V. vi. 28 “that tragic ,” R3 III. v. 27 “The of all her secret thoughts,” Ham. III. ii. 314, Oth. I. iii. 139 “in my travel's history,” Cym. III. v. 99.
2. story represented dramatically, drama (fig.) AYL. II. vii. 164 “Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful ” ; historical play or drama Shr. Ind. ii. 144, H5 I. Chor. 32 “Chorus to this ,” Ham. II. ii. 425 [416] “tragedy, comedy, history,” Oth. II. i. 266.
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    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 2.7
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 3.5
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, prologue
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