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mean adj.: the S. meanings are ‘of low degree, station, or position’ and ‘undignified, low, base’; “no mean,” no contemptible (an epithet of praise) Mer.V. I. ii. 7 (Q1) “no meane happinesse” (F1 “no smal”).
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