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Stranger, 1) one of another country or place: Err. I, 2, 60. IV, 2, 9. LLL V, 2, 174. LLL V, 2, 174 Merch. III, 3, 27. As IV, 3, 153. Shr. II, 87. Shr. II, 87 V, 1, 111. All's IV, 1, 17. Tw. III, 3, 9. John V, 2, 27 (O. Edd. stranger, march; M. Edd. stranger march). R2 II, 3, 3. H8 I, 4, 53. II, 2, 102. II, 4, 15. Tit. IV, 2, 33. Oth. I, 1, 137. Cymb. I, 6, 59. Cymb. I, 6, 59 II, 1, 35. II, 1, 35 II, 1, 35 II, 4, 126. Per. I, 4, 25. II, 2, 42. II, 2, 42 II, 5, 46. V, 1, 114.
Adjectively: “the s. queen,” LLL IV, 2, 143. “to seek new friends and s. companies,” Mids. I, 1, 219 (O. Edd. strange companions). “swearing allegiance to s. blood,” John V, 1, 11. “the s. paths of banishment,” R2 I, 3, 143. “my s. soul,” R3 I, 4, 48. “a s. knight,” Per. II, 3, 67. II, 5, 16.
2) one unknown or, at least, not familiar; one not belonging to the house, a guest: “lends embracements unto every s.” Ven. 790. “in the interest of thy bed a s. came,” Lucr. 1620. “count the world a s.” Gent. V, 4, 70. Err. IV, 1, 36. Merch. I, 2, 135. III, 2, 240. As III, 2, 275. All's II, 5, 91. V, 3, 26. Tw. I, 4, 4. R2 I, 3, 239. H6B I, 3, 82. H8 II, 3, 17. V, 1, 170. Rom. I, 5, 146. Mcb. IV, 3, 163. Hml. I, 5, 165. Cymb. I, 4, 30. Cymb. I, 4, 30 Per. II, 5, 77. With to: “we are but --s to him,” Tim. III, 2, 4. metaphorically: “and to my state grew s.” Tp. I, 2, 76. “to make us --s to his looks of love,” H4A I, 3, 290. Mcb. IV, 3, 125. Lr. I, 1, 117. Oth. III, 3, 144.
Adjectively: “never coped with s. eyes,” Lucr. 99. “a s. cur,” Merch. I, 3, 119.
3) any other person, not one's self: “when shall he think to find a s. just, when he himself himself confounds,” Lucr. 159. Adjectively: she thought they (her words) “touched not any s. sense,” All's I, 3, 114 (== were not overheard by any other person).
4) one unacquainted, not knowing: “a s. to those most imperial looks,” Troil. I, 3, 224. “my child is yet a s. in the world,” Rom. I, 2, 8.
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