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Forsooth, in truth, certainly; used by low persons as a phrase of honest asseveration: “ay, f.” Wiv. I, 4, 19. Wiv. I, 4, 19 Wiv. I, 4, 19 Wiv. I, 4, 19 II, 1, 169. II, 2, 89. V, 2, 4. Rom. IV, 2, 12. “yes, f.” Tit. IV, 4, 40. Lr. I, 4, 214. Ant. V, 2, 281. “no, f.” Wiv. I, 4, 22. Shr. IV, 3, 1. H6B I, 3, 33. “I thank you f.” Wiv. I, 1, 277. Wiv. I, 1, 277 “I had rather f. go,” III, 2, 5. III, 3, 163. IV, 1, 78. IV, 5, 107. All's I, 3, 100. H4A II, 4, 46. H6B II, 1, 63. H6B II, 1, 63 II, 3, 82.
Implying some contempt, when used by well-bred persons: “and f. to search his house,” Wiv. III, 5, 78. “this pernicious slave, f., took on him as a conjurer,” Err. V, 242. Ado II, 3, 59. LLL III, 175. Mids. II, 1, 70. III, 2, 230. III, 2, 230 As III, 2, 380. Shr. III, 2, 8. H4A I, 3, 140. IV, 3, 78. H6A IV, 1, 157. V, 4, 83. H6B I, 3, 118. III, 2, 183. R3 I, 3, 44. H8 III, 1, 87. III, 2, 124. Troil. I, 3, 172. Cor. III, 2, 85. Oth. I, 1, 19.
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