compass (v.) Old form(s): compasse , copasse
win, obtain, attain
H5 IV.i.287[King Henry alone, praying] think not upon the fault / My father made in compassing the crown!
Luc.346[of Tarquin] Having solicited the eternal power / That his foul thoughts might compass his fair fair
TG II.iv.212[Proteus alone, of Silvia] to compass her I'll use my skill
TG IV.ii.89.2[Proteus to Silvia, telling her what his will is] That I may compass yours
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