beteem, beteene (v.) Old form(s): Beteeme , beteene
allow, permit, let, grant
Ham I.ii.141[Hamlet alone, of King Hamlet] so loving to my mother / That he might not beteem the winds of heaven / Visit her face too roughly [Q2; F beteene]
MND I.i.131[Hermia to Lysander, in answer to 'Why is your cheek so pale?'] Belike for want of rain, which I could well / Beteem them from the tempest of my eyes
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