dout (v.) Old form(s): doubt
put out, extinguish
H5 IV.ii.9[Dauphin to Constable, of the horses] their hot blood may spin in English eyes / And dout them with superfluous courage [F doubt]
Ham IV.vii.191.1[Laertes to Claudius and Gertrude, of his tears] I have a speech o'fire that fain would blaze, / But that this folly douts it [reading of F doubts; Q2 drowns]
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