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jealous (in old edd. often spelt “iealious,” a freq. 1617th cent. spelling, which does not, however, always denote 3 syll.; 1 survives extensively in mod. dial. use)
1. suspicious, careful or watchful H5 IV. i. 305 “ of your absence,” Rom. II. ii. 181.
2. suspicious, apprehensive of evil Gent. III. i. 28, AYL. II. vii. 151, Shr. IV. v. 76, Cæs. I. ii. 71 “be not on” (=of) “me,” Lr. V. i. 56 “ . . . as the stung Are of the adder” ; with clause Oth. III. iv. 184, Ven. 321 “ of catching” (fearing to be caught).
3. doubtful, mistrustful Tw.N. IV. iii. 27, Cæs. I. ii. 161 “That you do love me, I am nothing jealous.”
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