construction (n.)
interpretation, reading, explanation
Cor V.vi.21[Aufidius to Third Conspirator, of Coriolanus] my pretext to strike at him admits / A good construction
Cym V.v.434.1[Posthumus to Lucius, of a soothsayer reading the letter from Jupiter] Let him show / His skill in the construction
Cym V.v.445[Soothsayer to Posthumus] The fit and apt construction of thy name
Mac I.iv.13[King to all] There's no art / To find the mind's construction in the face
MW II.ii.216[Ford as Brook to Falstaff, of Mistress Ford] she enlargeth her mirth so far that there is shrewd construction made of her
TN II.iii.168[Maria to Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, of the letter for Malvolio] Observe his construction of it
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