counterfeit (n.) Old form(s): counterfaite , counterfet, counterfet'st
likeness, portrait, image
Luc.1269[of Lucrece's maid] mild patience bid fair Lucrece speak / To the poor counterfeit of her complaining
MA II.iii.106[Leonato to Claudio and Don Pedro, of Beatrice] There was never counterfeit of passion came so near the life of passion as she discovers it
MV III.ii.115[Bassanio to all] What find I here? / Fair Portia's counterfeit!
Sonn.16.8[of flowers] Much liker than your painted counterfeit
Sonn.53.5[] Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit / Is poorly imitated after you
Tim V.i.78[Timon to Painter] Thou drawest a counterfeit / Best in all Athens [also: sense 1]
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