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ken (n.)  range of sight, view, visible distance
ken (v.) 1see, make out, espy
ken (v.) 2know, understand, be aware of
ken (v.) 3know, be acquainted with
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Cym [Innogen alone] Milford ... / Thou was within a ken
2H4 IV.i.149 [Westmorland to Mowbray] within a ken our army lies
2H6 III.ii.113 [Queen to King, of her eyes] I ... called them blind and dusky spectacles / For losing ken of Albion's wished coast
Luc 1114 [] 'Tis double death to drown in ken of shore