date (n.)
duration, period of existence
KJ IV.iii.106[Hubert to Bigot, of Arthur] I loved him, and will weep / My date of life out for his sweet life's loss
MND III.ii.373[Oberon to Puck] back to Athens shall the lovers wend / With league whose date till death shall never end
R3 IV.iv.255[Queen Elizabeth to King Richard] Be brief, lest that the process of thy kindness / Last longer telling than thy kindness' date
RJ I.iv.108[Romeo to Benvolio] Some consequence ... / Shall bitterly begin his fearful date / With this night's revels
RJ V.iii.229[Friar to Prince] my short date of breath / Is not so long as is a tedious tale
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