business (n.) Old form(s): businesse
mission, errand, purpose
RJ II.ii.16[Romeo to himself, of Juliet's eyes] Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven, / Having some business, do entreat her eyes / To twinkle in their spheres till they return
Tem III.iii.70[Ariel to Alonso, Sebastian, and Antonio] that's my business to you
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