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moiety (‘half’ is the most freq. sense)
1. share, portion 1H4 III. i. 97 “my . . . equals not one of yours,” Ham. I. i. 90 “a competem,” Lr. I. i. 7, Sonn. xlvi. 12 “The clear eye's and the dear heart's part.”
2. small part, lesser share or portion Wint. II. iii. 8 “a moiety of my rest,” Lucr. Ded. 2
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (4):
    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, xlvi
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