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Naked, 1) not covered with clothes: Pilgr. 80. Compl. 317. Wint. III, 2, 212. R2 I, 3, 298. III, 2, 46. H4B III, 2, 333. H5 III, 3, 38. V, 2, 321. V, 2, 321 V, 2, 321 H6B III, 2, 336. R3 II, 1, 117. Cor. II, 2, 141. Mcb. I, 7, 21. II, 3, 132. Lr. III, 4, 28. IV, 1, 42. IV, 1, 42 Oth. IV, 1, 3. IV, 2, 143. Ant. V, 2, 59. “who sees his true love in her n. bed,” Ven. 397 ("a person undressed and in bed was formerly said to be in naked bed. It may be observed that, down to a certain period, those who were in bed were literally naked, no night linen being worn." Nares). “he doth despise his n. armour of still slaughtered lust,” Lucr. 188 (a play upon the word).
2) not sheathed, drawn: “with n. swords,” Err. IV, 4, 148. Tw. III, 4, 275. H4B II, 4, 222. H5 IV, 2, 21. Rom. I, 1, 39.
3) unarmed: “he but n., though locked up in steel,” H6B III, 2, 234. “n. as I am, I will assault thee,” Oth. V, 2, 258. H6C V, 4, 42. R3 I, 2, 178. Cor. I, 10, 20. Cymb. V, 5, 4.
4) unprovided, unfurnished, destitute: some good conceit of thine in thy soul's thought, all n., will bestow it (my duty) Sonn. 26, 8. Meas. III, 1, 73. LLL V, 2, 805. John II, 387. R2 I, 2, 31. H4A IV, 3, 77. H4B I, 3, 61. H5 V, 2, 34. H8 III, 2, 458. Tim. II, 1, 31. IV, 3, 228. Caes. IV, 3, 101. Hml. IV, 7, 44.
5) open, plain, undisguised: “the n. truth,” LLL V, 2, 716. H6A II, 4, 20. “I clothe my n. villany with old odd ends,” R3 I, 3, 336. “let it go n., men may see't the better,” Tim. V, 1, 70.
6) mere, bare, simple: “the very n. name of love,” Gent. II, 4, 142.
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