bar (n.) Old form(s): barre, Barres
obstruction, barrier, obstacle
JC I.iii.96[Cassius to Casca] life, being weary of ... worldly bars, / Never lacks power to dismiss itself
MA II.ii.4[Don John to Borachio, of Claudio's marriage] Any bar, any cross, any impediment will be medicinable to me
MV II.vii.45[Morocco to himself] The watery kingdom ... is no bar / To stop the foreign spirits
MV III.ii.119[Bassanio to all, of Portia's portrait] Here are severed lips / Parted with sugar breath; so sweet a bar / Should sunder such sweet friends
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