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Adverse (as for the accent, see Appendix I, 1) 1) opposed; in a law-suit: “thy a. party is thy advocate,” Sonn. 35, 10. “on the a. side,” Meas. IV, 6, 6. In single combat: “thy a. pernicious enemy,” R2 I, 3, 82.
2) hostile: “to admit no traffic to our a. towns,” Err. I, 1, 15. “though time seem so a.” Alls V, 1, 26. “this a. town,” Tw. V, 87. John II, 57. IV, 2, 172. H6A I, 1, 54. R3 IV, 4, 190. V, 3, 13.
3) contrary to one's wishes: “grow this to what a. issue it can,” Ado II, 2, 52.
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