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1. communication, intercourse AYL. I. iii. 50 “If with myself I hold ,” Cym. IV. ii. 347, Sonn. lxxxvi. 10 “that . . . ghost Which nightly gulls him with intelligence.”
2. obtaining of secret information, agency by which it is obtained John IV. ii. 116 “where hath our been drunk?” (=our spies), 1H4 IV. iii. 98 “to entrap me by intelligence.”
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    • William Shakespeare, King John, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxxxvi
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