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Pace, vb. 1) intr. to step, to walk, to go: “'gainst death . . . shall you p. forth,” Sonn. 55, 10. “where is the horse that doth untread again his tedious measures with the unbated fire that he did p. them first,” Merch. II, 6, 12 (cf. trans.). “--ing through the forest,” As IV, 3, 101. “and with speed so p. to speak of Perdita,” Wint. IV, 1, 23. IV, 3, 121. R3 I, 4, 16. H8 I, 3, 12. IV, 1, 93.
2) trans. to teach (a horse) to move according to the will of the rider, to break in (cf. the intr. use in Merch. II, 6, 12 and H8 I, 3, 12): “those that tame wild horses p. 'em not in their hands to make 'em gentle, but stop their mouths with stubborn bits,” H8 V, 3, 22. “which with a snaffle you may p. easy,” Ant. II, 2, 64. Applied to men: “p. your wisdom in that good path that I would wish it go,” Meas. IV, 3, 137. “she's not --d yet: you must take some pains to work her to your manage,” Per. IV, 6, 68.
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