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love sb. (3 an Eliz. sense)
1. act of kindness John IV. i. 49, Per. II. iv. 49.
2. dear friend Mer.V. IV. i. 278, Sonn. xiii. 1, &c.
3. paramour Wiv. III. v. 81.
4. phr. “for” one's “love,” for one's sake, on one's account LLL. V. ii. 848; “of all loves,” phr. of strong adjuration or entreaty Wiv. II. ii. 119, MND. II. ii. 154 “Speak, of all loves,” Oth. III. i. 13 (Ff “for love's sake); out of love with,” unfavourably inclined to, disgusted with Gent. IV. iv. 212, Meas. III. i. 172 “I am so out of love with life,” 2H4 II. ii. 15.
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    • William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, 2.4
    • William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 4.4
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    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xiii
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