course (n.)
bout, engagement, encounter
AW III.iv.8[Steward reading Helena's letter to the Countess] Write, write, that from the bloody course of war / My dearest master, your dear son, may hie
Cor I.v.16.1[Lartius to Martius] Thy exercise hath been too violent / For a second course of fight
H5 IV.iii.106[King Henry to Montjoy, of the English] being dead, like to the bullet's crasing, / Break out into a second course of mischief
Oth IV.ii.92[Othello to Emilia, of his encounter with Desdemona] We have done our course [or: sense 1]
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