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1. “speak ,” use choice language Wiv. III. ii. 72.
2. as adj. (of things) festive, gay, sportive Wiv. II. i. 2 “the -time of my beauty,” AYL. I. iii. 14 “ foolery,” IV. i. 71 “in a humour” ; choice, dainty 1H4 I. iii. 46 “ and lady terms” ; (of persons) idle, trifling Tp. II. ii. 30 “a holiday fool.”
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 2.2
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