taking (n.)
state, fright, agitation
Luc.453[of Lucrece woken by Tarquin] she in worser taking ... heedfully doth view / The sight
MW III.iii.168[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Falstaff] What a taking was he in when you husband asked who was in the basket!
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