deal (n.) Old form(s): deale
amount, quantity
1H4 I.iii.247[Hotspur to Northumberland and Worcester] what a candy deal of courtesy
JC I.ii.244[Casca to Brutus] the rabblement ... uttered such a deal of stinking breath
KL II.ii.118[Oswald to Cornwall, of disguised Kent] he ... put upon him such a deal of man / That worthied him [i.e. made himself out to be such a hero]
PP.17.17[Pilgrim] My shepherd's pipe can sound no deal [i.e. not at all]
R2 I.iii.269[Bolingbroke to John of Gaunt] every tedious stride I make / Will but remember me what a deal of world / I wander [i.e. what a distance]
Tit III.i.243[Marcus to Titus] To weep with them that weep doth ease some deal
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