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home adv.:
1. to its right or proper place, back to the person or place from which a thing issued MND. III. ii. 172 “now to Helen my heart is home return'd,” All'sW. V. iii. 225 “Send for your ring; I will return it home,” H8 III. ii. 159 “come home” (=accrue to you), Sonn. lxxxvii. 12 “Comes home again” (=returns to thee).
2. to the point aimed at, so as to reach, touch, or penetrate effectually (freq. with verbs of striking or thrusting); hence in various fig. connexions fully, satisfactorily, thoroughly, plainly:—with “speak,” &c., Meas. IV. iii. 152 “Accuse him home and home,” Cor. II. ii. 108, III. iii. 1, IV. ii. 48, Ham. III. iii. 29 “tax him home,” Ant. I. ii. 114 “Speak to me home” ; with “pay,” &c., Tp. V. i. 71, Wint. V. iii. 4, 1H4 I. iii. 289, Lr. III. iii. 13 “will be revenged home” ; with “know, confirm, satisfy, trust” All'sW. V. iii. 4, Mac. I. iii. 120, Cym. III. v. 92, IV. ii. 328; Wint. I. ii. 248 “play'd home,” played to a finish.
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