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Comparison, 1) the act of comparing, or the state of being compared: Ado III, 5, 18. LLL IV, 1, 80. Merch. III, 2, 45. H4A II, 4, 277. H5 IV, 7, 26. H5 IV, 7, 26 H6A V, 4, 150. Troil. I, 1, 43. I, 2, 65. I, 3, 194. III, 2, 187. Cymb. I, 4, 76. “her hand, in whose c. all whites are ink,” Troil. I, 1, 56. “to lay his gay --s apart and answer me declined,” Ant. III, 13, 26 (i. e. all that which is in his favour, when compared with me. But cf. Gay. Pope: caparisons).
2) sarcasm, scoff: “he'll but break a c. or two on me,” Ado II, 1, 152. “a man replete with mocks, full of --s and wounding flouts,” LLL V, 2, 854.
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