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lover (obs. or archaic uses are)
1. friend, well-wisher Mer.V. III. iv. 17, H8 IV. i. 104, Cor. V. ii. 14 “Thy general is my lover,” Cæs. III. ii. 13.
2. sweetheart, mistress Meas. I. iv. 40, AYL. III. iv. 44 “the heart of his lover,” Cym. V. v. 173.
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 5.2
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 5.5
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 3.4
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