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Complement, subst. (M. Edd. make a distinction between complement and compliment unknown to the orthography of O. Edd.) 1) external show, form: “not only in the simple office of love, but in all the accoutrement, c. and ceremony of it,” Wiv. IV, 2, 5. “manhood is melted into courtesies, valour into c.” Ado IV, 1, 322. a man of --s (viz Armado) LLL I, 1, 169. “thine, in all --s of devoted and heart-burning heat of duty,” LLL I, 1, 169 these (viz this outward display of love) “are --s,” III, 23. “sans c., what news abroad?” John V, 6, 16. “garnished and decked in modest c.” H5 II, 2, 134 (i. e. in a corresponding outward appearance).*“fain would I dwell on form, fain, fain deny what I have spoke: but farewell c.!” Rom. II, 2, 89. he (viz Tybalt) “is the courageous captain of --s,” II, 4, 20.*“when my outward action doth demonstrate the native act and figure of my heart in c. extern,” Oth. I, 1, 63.
2) courtesy: “stay not thy c.” LLL IV, 2, 147 (cf. courtesy). “that they call c. is like the encounter of two dog-apes,” As II, 5, 26. “since lowly feigning was called c.” Tw. III, 1, 110. “even now I met him with customary c.” Wint. I, 2, 371. “in dialogue of c.” John I, 201. “there is further c. of leave-taking between France and him,” Lr. I, 1, 306. “the time will not allow the c. which very manners urges,” V, 3, 233. “to stand on more mechanic c.” Ant. IV, 4, 32.
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