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might (obs. or archaic senses are)
1. power to do a thing Troil. III. ii. 164 “to be wise, and love, Exceeds man's ” ; MND. V. i. 92* “noble respect Takes it in , not merit” (=noble consideration accepts it as an act of ability without regard to its merit).
2. efficacy, virtue AYL. III. v. 81 “thy saw of ,” H5 II. i. 70 “An oath of mickle might,” Sonn. lvi. 4.
3. bodily strength Cæs. II. iv. 8 “I have a man's mind, but a woman's might.”
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 3.5
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