preparation (n.)
equipped military force, force ready for war
AC IV.x.1[Antony to Scarus, of the enemy] Their preparation is today by sea
Cor I.ii.15[Aufidius to all, reading a letter about the Roman leaders] These three lead on this preparation / Whither 'tis bent
Cym IV.iii.29[First Lord to Cymbeline] Your preparation can affront no less / Than what you hear of
KL IV.iv.22[Cordelia to Messenger, of the British force] Our preparation stands / In expectation of them
Oth I.iii.14[Sailor to Duke] The Turkish preparation makes for Rhodes
Oth I.iii.219[Duke to all] The Turk with a most mighty preparation makes for Cyprus
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