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qualify (v.) 1moderate, weaken, diminish
qualify (v.) 2appease, pacify, calm down
qualify (v.) 3dilute, weaken, mix with water
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Ham IV.vii.112 [Claudius to Laertes, of love] Time qualifies the spark and fire of it
KL I.ii.159 [Edmund to Edgar, of Gloucester] forbear his presence until some little time hath qualified the heat of his displeasure
Luc 424 [of Tarquin looking at Lucrece] His rage of lust by gazing qualified
MA V.iv.67 [Friar to Don Pedro and Claudio] All this amazement can I qualify
MM IV.ii.80 [disguised Duke to Provost, of Angelo] He doth ... subdue / That in himself which he spurs on his power / To qualify in others
MV IV.i.7 [Antonio to Duke, of Shylock] Your grace hath ta'en great pains to qualify / His rigorous course
Sonn 109.2 [of being false] Thou absence seemed my flame to qualify
TC II.ii.119 [Hector to Troilus] is your blood / So madly hot that no ... fear of bad success in a bad cause, / Can qualify the same?
TG II.vii.22 [Lucetta to Julia] I do not seek to quench your love's hot fire, / But qualify the fire's extreme rage