gin, 'gin (v.), past form gan, 'gan Old form(s): 'ginne
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Cor II.ii.113[Cominius to all, of Coriolanus] by and by the din of war 'gan pierce / His ready sense
Cym II.iii.20[Song] Phoebus gins arise
Mac I.ii.25[Captain to King] whence the sun 'gins his reflection
Mac V.v.49[Macbeth to himself] I 'gin to be aweary of the sun
PP.13.3[of beauty] A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud
Tem III.iii.108[Gonzalo to all, of Antonio and Sebastian] Their great guilt ... / Now 'gins to bite the spirits
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