star (n.) Old form(s): Starre
sphere, fortune, rank
Ham I.iv.32[Hamlet to Horatio, of certain men] Carrying ... the stamp of one defect, / Being nature's livery or fortune's star
Ham II.ii.141[Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude, reporting his words to Ophelia] Lord Hamlet is a prince, out of thy star [i.e. above your position]
TN II.v.139[Malvolio reading the letter] In my stars I am above thee
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