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Mighty, 1) having great physical power, vigorous, strong: “thyself art m.; myself a weakling,” Lucr. 583. “he is in the m. hold of Bolingbroke,” R2 III, 4, 83. “Achilles hath the m. Hector slain,” Troil. V, 8, 14. “a man no --er than thyself or me in personal action,” Caes. I, 3, 76. “mad as the sea and wind, when both contend which is the --er,” Hml. IV, 1, 8.
2) very large, huge, vast: “never be forgot in m. Rome,” Lucr. 1644; “two m. monarchies,” Lucr. 1644; “the mistress-court of m. Europe,” II, 4, 133; “m. states characterless are grated to dusty nothing,” Troil. III, 2, 195; “m. kingdoms,” Tit. V, 3, 74. the most m. Neptune (viz the sea) Tp. I, 2, 204; “like a m. sea forced by the tide to combat with the wind,” H6C II, 5, 5. “a bark to brook no m. sea,” R3 III, 7, 162. “a m. rock,” Err. I, 1, 102. “my brother Robert? Colbrand the giant, that same m. man?” John I, 225. “the deep-mouthed sea, which like a m. whiffler 'fore the king seems to prepare his way,” H5 V Prol. H5 V Prol. “provokes the --est hulk against the tide,” H6A V, 5, 6. “a m. fire,” Caes. I, 3, 107. “on our former ensign two m. eagles fell,” V, 1, 81.
3) great, considerable: “addressed a m. power,” As V, 4, 162; “a m. and a fearful head they are,” H4A III, 2, 167; “with strong and m. preparation,” IV, 1, 93; IV, 4, 12; H6A IV, 3, 2. 7; H6B III, 1, 348; IV, 9, 25; R3 IV, 4, 535; V, 3, 38; Caes. IV, 3, 169; Oth. I, 3, 221; Ant. II, 1, 17. “you do yourself m. wrong,” Wiv. III, 3, 221. “the --est space in fortune nature brings to join like likes,” All's I, 1, 237. “stand off in differences so m.” II, 3, 128. “offence of m. note,” V, 3, 14. “the stripes I have received, which are m. ones and millions,” Wint. IV, 3, 61. “a --er task,” John II, 55. “the bloom that promises a m. fruit,” John II, 55 “ripe for exploits and m. enterprises,” H5 I, 2, 121. a m. sum, 133; Tim. V, 1, 8. “--er crimes are laid unto your charge,” H6B III, 1, 134. “arguments of m. force,” H6C II, 2, 44; III, 1, 49. “so m. and so many my defects,” R3 III, 7, 160. “his promises were, as he then was, m.” H8 IV, 2, 41. “the m. space of our large honours,” Caes. IV, 3, 25.
4) important, weighty, forcible, efficacious: “the --er is the thing that makes him honoured or begets him hate,” Lucr. 1004. “wherefore do not you a --er way make war upon this bloody tyrant Time?” Sonn. 16, 1. “that I may example my digression by some m. precedent,” LLL I, 2, 122. “I had a m. cause to wish him dead,” John IV, 2, 205. “be not you spoke with, but by m. suit,” R3 III, 7, 46. “a state of m. moment,” H8 II, 4, 213. “a reason m., strong and effectual,” Tit. V, 3, 43. “m. business,” Lr. III, 5, 17.
5) powerful, having great command: “the --er man,” Lucr. 1004. “how m. then you are, O hear me tell,” Compl. 253. “Love's a m. lord,” Gent. II, 4, 136. “instruments of some more --er member,” Meas. V, 237. “'tis --est in the --est,” Merch. IV, 1, 188. “as his person's m.” Wint. I, 2, 453. II, 3, 20. “m. heaven,” John V, 6, 37. “m. magic,” Oth. I, 3, 92. cf. R2 V, 6, 32. H4A I, 3, 6. H5 II, 4, 44. H6A III, 2, 136. H6B III, 1, 220. R3 I, 1, 83. II, 1, 110. IV, 4, 347. Caes. I, 3, 55. II, 2, 27. II, 3, 9. V, 3, 94. Hml. V, 2, 62. Lr. IV, 6, 34. Cymb. IV, 2, 246. Per. II Prol. 1. V, 1, 92.
6) As an epithet of honour, applied to persons of high rank, == high, illustrious: “most m. duke, vouchsafe me speak a word,” Err. V, 282. Err. V, 282 “here, m. Theseus,” Mids. V, 38. “he is nothing but a m. lord,” Shr. Ind. 1, 65. “O that a m. man of such descent should be infused with so foul a spirit,” 2, 15. “a m. man of Pisa,” Shr. II, 105. “most certain of one mother, m. king,” John I, 59. “welcome, high prince, the m. duke of York,” H6A III, 1, 177. “ere the --est Julius fell,” Hml. I, 1, 114. “most m. princess,” Cymb. I, 6, 172. cf. John II, 395. John II, 395 R2 I, 3, 93. III, 3, 172. H5 I, 2, 102. H5 I, 2, 102 II, 4, 119. Epil. II, 4, 119 H6B III, 2, 122. IV, 1, 80. H6C III, 2, 76. III, 3, 4. R3 II, 4, 44. III, 7, 201. IV, 4, 466. IV, 4, 466 IV, 4, 466 H8 V, 5, 3. H8 V, 5, 3 Troil. I, 3, 60. Tit. V, 2, 26. V, 3, 40. Caes. II, 2, 69. III, 1, 33. III, 1, 33 III, 1, 33 Hml. IV, 7, 43. Cymb. V, 5, 327.
7) Applied to heart, == magnanimous, heroic: “your hearts are m., your skins are whole,” Wiv. III, 1, 111. little body with a m. heart, H5 II Prol. 17. “then burst his m. heart,” Caes. III, 2, 190.
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