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la: exclamation used to introduce or accompany a conventional phrase or an address, or to call attention to an emphatic statement Wiv. I. i. 87 “I thank you always with my heart, la! with my heart,” H5 IV. vii. 151 “in my conscience, la!” ; also “La you!” = look you Tw.N. III. iv. 113, Wint. II. iii. 50; repeated, as an expression of derision Tim. III. i. 23 “La, la, la, la! ‘nothing doubting,’ says he?.”
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