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4 oppression of aged tyranny, being oppressed by a tyrannical old father: “. . an idle and fond bondage in the oppression of aged/ tyranny . ” Lear, I, ii, 50–51. Agenor, n. King of Sidon; his daughter Europa was wooed by Zeus, who assumed the form of a bull to carry her off: “O yes, I saw sweet beauty in her face,/ Such as the daughter of Agenor had . ” Shew, I, i, 167–168. agent, n. 1 doer: “. . derive a liberty/ From heartiness . . And well become the agent . ” W Tale, I, ii, 112–114. ] senses; also, organs: “.

2 Hen 6, V, ii, 8. 2 in action: “. . ” Lear, II, iv, 216–217. ” Lear, IV, iii, 49–50. 4 well afoot, up and about; here, in good health: “. . were our witty empress well afoot,/ She would applaud Andronicus’ conceit . ” T Andr, IV, ii, 29–30. afore me, interj. , “Before God,” a mild oath]: “Afore me, it is so very late that we/ May call it early by and by. ” Rom & Jul, III, iv, 34–35. Afric, n. 1 Africa, esp. the continent S of the Mediterranean coastal cities: “Methinks our garments are now as fresh as when/ we put them on first in Afric .

3 sound or expressiveness of the voice: “For why, the senseless brands will sympathize/ The heavy accent of thy moving tongue . ” Rich 2, V, i, 46–47. ” J Caes, III, i, 111–113. accept, v. ” Shrew, II, i, 59. —adj. 2 agreed-on: “. . ” Hen 5, V, ii, 81–82. acceptable, adj. ” Edw 3, I, ii, 38–39. 11/27/07 3:52:02 PM 4 access access, n. ” Two Gent, IV, ii, 3–4. accomplished, adj. furnished: “. . for even so look’d he,/ Accomplish’d with the number of thy hours [at the same age] . ” Rich 2, II, i, 176–177.

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