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map: fig. detailed representation in epitome, also embodiment, very picture or image (“of” something) R2 V. i. 12 “Thou map of honour,” 2H6 III. i. 203, Cor. II. i. 69 “in the map of my microcosm,” Tit. III. ii. 12 “Thou map of woe,” Lucr. 402, 1712, Sonn. lxviii. 1 “Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn.” ∥ Freq. 17th cent. uses.
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    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 2.1
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    • William Shakespeare, Richard II, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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