mean (adj.) Old form(s): meane
average, moderate, middling
LLL II.i.13[Princess to Boyet] my beauty, though but mean, / Needs not the painted flourish of your praise
MV I.ii.7[Nerissa to Portia] It is no mean happiness ... to be seated in the mean [first instance]
TS V.ii.32[Katherina to Widow] I am mean, indeed, respecting you
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