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Faction, 1) a going into parties, dissension, conspiracy: “I will bandy with thee in f., I will o'errun thee with policy,” As V, 1, 61. “how such an apprehension may turn the tide of fearful f.” H4A IV, 1, 67. “this brawl to-day, grown to this f. in the Templegarden,” H6A II, 4, 125. “drave great Mars to f.” Troil. III, 3, 190. “to commit outrages, and cherish --s,” Tim. III, 5, 73. “equality of two domestic powers breed scrupulous f.” Ant. I, 3, 48.
2) the forming a party, joining, alliance: “their fraction is more our wish than their f.” Troil. II, 3, 108.
3) party; a) the side, the cause followed: I have forsaken your pernicious f. (viz the English) “and joined with Charles,” H6A IV, 1, 59. “Hamlet is of the f. that is wronged,” Hml. V, 2, 249. “in arms upon his f.” R2 III, 2, 203 (Qq “party). a tower of strength, which they upon the adverse f. want,” R3 V, 3, 13 (Qq party). -- b) the persons acting in union, the adherents of a cause: R2 II, 2, 57. H6A I, 1, 71. II, 4, 109. H6C V, 3, 17. R3 I, 3, 57. Troil. I, 3, 80. II, 3, 80. Cor. I, 1, 197. Tit. I, 18. Tit. I, 18 Tit. I, 18 Tit. I, 18 Tim. III, 5, 30. Caes. II, 1, 77.
4) company: “this fellow were a king for our wild f.” Gentl. IV, 1, 37. “I will keep where there is wit stirring and leave the f. of fools.” Troil. II, 1, 130.
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