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image (2 and 4 were 16-17th cent. senses)
1. appearance semblance, likeness Wint. V. i. 127 “Your father's is so hit in you,” John IV. ii. 71 “The of a wicked heinous fault,” Ham. V. ii. 77 “by the image of my cause I see The portraiture of his.”
2. visible appearance or form Ham. I. i. 81 “Our last king, Whose image even but now appear'd to us.”
3. counterpart, copy, likeness Meas. II. iv. 46 “heaven's ” (=mankind), Shr. Ind. i. 35, 1H4 V. iv. 120, R3 II. i. 124, Mac. II. iii. 85 “The great doom's image,” Lr. V. iii. 266, Lucr. 764.
4. representation Ham. III. ii. 251 “This play is the image of a murder done in Vienna.”
5. embodiment, type 2H6 I. iii. 179 “ of pride,” Lr. II. iv. 91 “The images of revolt,” IV. vi. 163.
6. mental picture, idea, conception Tp. I. ii. 43, MND. V. i. 25 “fancy's i-s,” Tw.N. II. iv. 19, Troil. II. ii. 60, Mac. I. iii. 135.
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (15):
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 2.3
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 4.6
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 5.3
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.2
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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