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little (“littlest” once in Ham. III. ii. 183)
1. adj.=a little Tw.N. V. i. 175, 2H4 III. i. 43.
2. sb. “but a ”=but little, not much Shr. I. ii. 61; “in a ” (S.), in a few words, briefly H8 II. i. 11; “in ,” on a small scale, in miniature AYL. III. ii. 149 “The quintessence of every sprite Heaven would in show,” Ham. II. ii. 392 [384] “his picture in little,” Compl. 90.
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 2.2
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.2
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