measure (v.) Old form(s): measur'd
pass through, travel over, traverse
KJ V.v.3[Lewis the Dauphin to all] When English measured backward their own ground / In faint retire
LLL V.ii.186[Boyet to masked Rosaline, of the King's party] they have measured many a mile / To tread a measure with you [first instance]
MV III.iv.84[Portia to Nerissa] we must measure twenty miles today
R2 III.ii.125[King Richard to Scroop, of his lords] they have let the dangerous enemy / Measure our confines with such peaceful steps
TG II.vii.10[Julia to Lucetta] A true-devoted pilgrim is not weary / To measure kingdoms with his feeble steps
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