division (n.) Old form(s): Diuision
[music] variation, modulation
1H4 III.i.204[Mortimer to Lady Mortimer] ditties highly penned, / Sung by a fair queen ... / With ravishing division to her lute
Mac IV.iii.96[Malcolm to Macduff] The king-becoming graces ... / I have no relish of them, but abound / In the division of each several crime, / Acting it many ways
RJ III.v.29[Juliet to Romeo] Some say the lark makes sweet division [pun: 30, separation]
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