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keep vb. (3 freq. in literary use c. 1580-1630)
1. refl. to restrain oneself Gent. IV. iv. 12.
2. to carry on, continue to make Err. III. i. 61 “Who is that at the door that keeps all this noise?,” Tw.N. II. iii. 79 “What a caterwauling do you keep here!.”
3. to dwell, live, lodge Mer.V. III. iii. 19 “the most impenetrable cur That ever kept with men,” Troil. IV. v. 277 “In what place of the field doth Calchas ?,” Ham. II. i. 8 “what Danskers are in Paris . . . where they ”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (5):
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.4
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 2.3
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