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Assume, 1) to take, to put on: “my very visor began to a. life,” Ado II, 1, 249. “our project's life this shape of sense --s,” Troil. I, 3, 385. “--ing men's infirmities,” Troil. I, 3, 385. Especially to take a form, an appearance: “I will a. thy part in some disguise,” Ado I, 1, 323. “there is no vice so simple but --s some mark of virtue on his outward parts,” Merch. III, 2, 81. “and these a. but valour's excrement,” Merch. III, 2, 81 “if spirits can a. both form and suit,” Tw. V, 242. “a. the port of Mars,” Tw. V, 242. “do not a. my likeness,” Tim. IV, 3, 218. “if it a. my noble father's person,” Hml. I, 2, 244. “a. some other horrible form,” I, 4, 72. II, 2, 629. “to a. a semblance that very dogs disdained,” Lr. V, 3, 187. == to take the appearance of: “a. a virtue, if you have it not,” Hml. III, 4, 160. “where reason can revolt without perdition, and loss a. all reason without revolt,” Troil. V, 2, 145. “he it is that hath --d this age,” Cymb. V, 5, 319 (Belarius speaks so, because to Cymbeline he must appear as quite another person).
2) to claim: “I will a. desert,” Merch. II, 9, 51. “like a bold champion, I a. the lists,” Per. I, 1, 61.
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