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Size, 1) settled portion, allowance: “to scant my --s,” Lr. II, 4, 178.
2) proportion, dimension, shape: “you may know by my s. that I have a kind of alacrity in sinking,” Wiv. III, 5, 12. “a word too great for any mouth of this age's s.” As III, 2, 240. “to shape my legs of an unequal s.” H6C III, 2, 159. “his large and portly s.” Troil. IV, 5, 162. “framed of the Cyclops' s.” Tit. IV, 3, 46. Figuratively, == measure, shape: “a malice of as great s.” H8 V, 1, 136. “I have ever verified my friends with all the s. that verity would without lapsing suffer,” Cor. V, 2, 18. “cannot cover the monstrous bulk of this ingratitude with any s. of words,” Tim. V, 1, 69. “our s. of sorrow, proportioned to our cause, must be as great as that which makes it,” Ant. IV, 15, 4. “it's past the s. of dreaming,” V, 2, 97.
3) shape, form: “in clamours of all s., both high and low,” Compl. 21. “it must be an answer of most monstrous s. that must fit all demands,” All's II, 2, 35. “he hath songs for man and woman, of all --s,” Wint. IV, 4, 192.
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