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Faculty, 1) power, ability: “so long as brain and heart have f. by nature to subsist,” Sonn. 122, 6. “notes whose --ies inclusive were more than they were in note,” All's I, 3, 232. “and such other gambol --ies he has,” H4B II, 4, 273. “Duncan hath borne his --ies so meek,” Mcb. I, 7, 17. “how infinite in f.” Hml. II, 2, 317.
2) quality, peculiar nature, essential virtue: “unseen, yet crescive in his f.” H5 I, 1, 66. “which neither know my --ies nor my person,” H8 I, 2, 73. “change their natures and preformed --ies to monstrous quality,” Caes. I, 3, 67. “amaze the --ies of eyes and ears,” Hml. II, 2, 592.
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