prime (n.) 2
early years, prime of life, fullness of youth
AW II.i.182 [King to Helena, of her qualities] all / That happiness and prime can happy call
R3 IV.iv.171 [Duchess of York to King Richard] Thy prime of manhood [was] daring, bold
Sonn 70.8 [] thou present'st a pure unstained prime
TG I.i.49 [Valentine to Proteus, of a lover] Losing his verdure even in the prime [also: spring]

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