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Saving, 1) except: “ere answer knows what question would, s. in dialogue of compliment,” John I, 201.
2) all due respect shown to, no offence to: “s. your merry humour, here's the note,” Err. IV, 1, 27. “s. your tale, Petruohio, I pray, let us speak too,” Shr. II, 71. “which gifts, s. your mincing, the capacity of your cheveril conscience would receive,” H8 II, 3, 31. Especially used to apologize for the boldness or impropriety of an expression: “s. your reverence, a husband,” Ado III, 4, 32. “and longing, s. your honour's reverence, for stewed prunes,” Meas. II, 1, 92. Merch. II, 2, 27. Merch. II, 2, 27 H4A II, 4, 515. “s. reverence of the word,” Cymb. IV, 1, 5. “s. your manhoods,” H4B II, 1, 29. H5 IV, 8, 35.
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