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Tender, vb. to regard or treat with kindness; to like; to hold dear; to take care of: “t. my suit,” Lucr. 534. “how does your content t. your own good fortune?” Tp. II, 1, 270. “I thank you that you t. her,” Gent. IV, 4, 145. “if any friend will pay the sum for him, he shall not die; so much we t. him,” Err. V, 132. “by my life, I do; which I t. dearly,” As V, 2, 77. “t. well my hounds,” Shr. Ind. 1, 16. “your minion, whom . . . I t. dearly,” Tw. V, 129. “--ing the precious safety of my prince,” R2 I, 1, 32. H5 II, 2, 175. H6B III, 1, 277. R3 I, 1, 44. “and so betide me as well I t. you and all of yours,” II, 4, 72. “if with pure heart's love . . . I t. not thy beauteous princely daughter,” IV, 4, 405. “you t. more your person's honour than your high profession spiritual,” H8 II, 4, 116. “--ing our sister's honour,” Tit. I, 476. “which name I t. as dearly as my own,” Rom. III, 1, 74. “t. yourself more dearly,” Hml. I, 3, 107. “for thine especial safety, which we do t.” IV, 3, 43. Strange expression: “when my angry guardant stood alone, --ing my ruin and assailed of none,” H6A IV, 7, 10 (the same as tender over my ruin, i. e. my fall; cf. Wint. II, 3, 128. 133; full of pity and grief at my fall).
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