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Rabble, 1) a crowd: “bring the r., o'er whom I give thee power, here to this place,” Tp. IV, 37. “at his heels a r. of his companions,” Wiv. III, 5, 76. “we met my wife, her sisters, and a r. more of vile confederates,” Err. V, 236. “followed with a r. that rejoice to see my tears,” H6B II, 4, 32. “there's a trim r. let in,” H8 V, 4, 75. “your disordered r. make servants of their betters,” Lr. I, 4, 277.
2) the mean people, populace: “the r. should have first unroofed the city,” Cor. I, 1, 222. “make the r. call our cares fears,” III, 1, 136. IV, 2, 33. Mcb. V, 8, 29. Hml. IV, 5, 102.
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