stale (v.) 1
make stale, wear out
AC II.ii.240 [Enobarbus to Maecenas and Agrippa, of Cleopatra] Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale / Her infinite variety
Cor I.i.90 [Menenius to Citizens, of his story] I will venture / To stale't a little more [F: scale't]
JC I.ii.73 [Cassius to Brutus] To stale with ordinary oaths my love / To every new protester
JC IV.i.38 [Antony to Octavius, of Lepidus] one that feeds / On objects, arts, and imitations, / Which, out of use and staled by other men, / Begins his fashion

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