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Suppose, vb. 1) to lay down or state as a proposition or fact that may be true, for the sake of argument: “you must lay down the treasures of your body to this --d,” Meas. II, 4, 97. “s. they take offence without a cause,” H6C IV, 1, 14. “s. he did it unconstrained,” H6C I, 1, 143.
2) to form in the mind, to figure to one's self, to imagine; absol.: “in your --ing once more put your sight of heavy Pericles,” Per. V Prol. Per. V Prol. With an object: “nor dare I question with my jealous thought where you may be, or your affairs s.” Sonn. 57, 10 (form an idea of your affairs). Passively: “when great treasure is the meed proposed, though death be adjunct, there's no death --d,” Lucr. 133. “whether it is that she reflects so bright, that dazzleth them, or else some shame --d,” Lucr. 133 “a vulgar comment will be made of it and that --d by the common rout . . . that may . . .” Err. III, 1, 101. “more furious raging broils than yet can be imagined or --d,” H6A IV, 1, 186. Hence --d == imaginary: “the sight which makes --d terror true,” Lucr. 455. “make such wanton gambols with the wind, upon --d fairness,” Merch. III, 2, 94. -- With a clause: “s. within the girdle of these walls are now confined two mighty monarchies,” Merch. III, 2, 94. “s. that you have seen the king embark his royalty,” III Prol. 3. “that you aptly will s. what pageantry . . . the regent made in Mytilene,” Per. V, 2, 5.
3) to imagine, to fancy, to think (erroneously): “he shall s. no other but that he is carried . . .,” All's III, 6, 26. With a double accus.: “all hearts, which I by lacking have --d dead,” Sonn. 31, 2. “so many have --d them mistress of his heart,” Compl. 142. “he --s me travelled to Poland,” Meas. I, 3, 14. “s. the singing birds musicians,” R2 I, 3, 288. “he doth s. my sleep my death,” H4B IV, 5, 61. “which vainly I --d the Holy Land,” IV, 5, 239. “they s. me mad,” Tit. V, 2, 142. “to s. her chaste,” Oth. IV, 1, 73. Passively: “how easy is a bush --d a bear,” Mids. V, 22. “I am --d dead,” All's IV, 4, 11. “idly --d the founder of this law,” H5 I, 2, 59. “--d dead,” Per. V, 3, 35. cf. “--d as forfeit to a confined doom,” Sonn. 107, 4. “s. him now at anchor,” Per. V Prol. Per. V Prol. Hence --d == pretended: “let my unsounded self, --d a fool, now set thy wit to school,” Lucr. 1819. “let the --d fairies pinch him,” Wiv. IV, 4, 61. “--d Lucentio must get a father, called --d Vincentio,” Shr. II, 409. “if you should tender your --d aid,” All's I, 3, 242. “wounding --d peace,” H4B IV, 5, 196. “so termed of our --d father,” H6B IV, 2, 33. “tell false Edward, thy --d king,” H6C III, 3, 223. IV, 1, 93. “these --d evils,” R3 I, 2, 76. “to his foe --d he must complain,” Rom. II Chor. Rom. II Chor. “in this --d distress of his,” Tim. V, 1, 15. “Edmund, --d Earl of Gloster,” Lr. V, 3, 113.
With an inf.: “whom he --s to be a friar,” All's IV, 3, 125. With a clause: “s. thou dost defend me from what is past,” Lucr. 1684. “so shall I live, --ing thou art true, like a deceived husband,” Sonn. 93, 1. “--ing that they saw the king's ship wrecked,” Tp. I, 2, 236. “whom they s. is drowned,” III, 3, 92. “I hear that Valentine is dead. And so s. am I,” Gent. IV, 2, 114. “s. what hath been cannot be,” All's I, 1, 240. “I did s. it should be on constraint,” John V, 1, 28. “s. devouring pestilence hangs in our air,” R2 I, 3, 283. “if you s. as fearing you it shook,” H4A III, 1, 23. “they --d I could rend bars of steel,” H6A I, 4, 51. “s. this arm is for the duke of York,” H6C II, 4, 2. “s. that I am now my father's mouth,” V, 5, 18. “--d their state was sure,” R3 III, 2, 86. “those wrongs which thou --st I have done to thee,” IV, 4, 252. “--ing that I lacked it,” Ant. II, 2, 86.
4) to be of opinion, to think, to presume: “I s. we are made to be no stronger,” Meas. II, 4, 132. “eldest son, as I s., to Robert Faulconbridge,” John I, 1, 52. “who would e'er s. they had such courage,” H6A I, 2, 35. “if he s. that I have pleaded truth,” II, 4, 29. “as little joy as you s. you should enjoy,” R3 I, 3, 151. R3 I, 3, 151 “after conflict such as was --d the wandering prince and Dido once enjoyed,” Tit. II, 3, 21. “it is --d he that meets Hector issues from our choice,” Troil. I, 3, 346. “I aimed so near, when I --d you loved,” Rom. I, 1, 211. “with which grief, it is --d, the fair creature died,” V, 3, 51. “bid him s. some good necessity touches his friend,” Tim. II, 2, 236. With a double accus., == to think, to hold to be: “--ing it a thing impossible,” Shr. I, 2, 123. “I s. him virtuous,” Tw. I, 5, 277. “which some s. the soul's frail dwelling-house,” John V, 7, 3. “--d sincere and holy in his thoughts,” H4B I, 1, 202. “would you not s. your bondage happy,” H6A V, 3, 110.
Confounded with depose by Pompey in Meas. II, 1, 162.
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