scope (n.) 1
goal, prospect, purpose, aim
1H4 III.i.165 [Mortimer to Hotspur, of Glendower] He ... curbs himself even of his natural scope / When you come 'cross his humour
Ham III.ii.229 [Second Player as Queen to her King] An anchor's cheer in prison be my scope
R2 III.iii.112 [Northumberland to King Richard, of Bolingbroke] His coming hither hath no further scope / Than for his lineal royalties
Tim I.i.75 [Painter to Poet, of Fortune] 'Tis conceived to scope [i.e. to the purpose you had in mind]

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