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Ransom, vb. 1) to redeem from captivity: Err. I, 1, 23. H4A I, 3, 79. 92 (to r. home). H4A I, 3, 79 H5 IV, 1, 127. H5 IV, 1, 127 H5 IV, 1, 127 H6A I, 4, 29. Ant. III, 13, 180. Cymb. V, 5, 85.
2) to set at liberty, to release: “--ing him, or pitying,” Cor. I, 6, 36. With to: “I would take Desire prisoner and r. him to any French courtier for a newdevised courtesy,” LLL I, 2, 65 (Armado's speech).
3) to deliver: “labouring art can never r. nature from her inaidible estate,” All's II, 1, 121. “to r. my two nephews from their death,” Tit. III, 1, 173. == to redeem, in a religious sense: “a world --ed, or one destroyed,” Wint. V, 2, 16 (cf. R2 II, 1, 56). With into, == to restore to: “that nor my service past nor present sorrows can r. me into his love again,” Oth. III, 4, 118.
4) to atone for: they (tears) “r. all ill deeds,” Sonn. 34, 14. “your trespass now becomes a fee; mine --s yours, and yours must r. me,” 120, 14.
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