scan (v.) Old form(s): scand, scan'd, scann'd
examine, carefully consider
CE II.ii.159[Antipholus of Syracuse to Adriana, of her words] every word by all my wit being scanned, / Wants wit in all one word to understand
Ham III.iii.75[Hamlet to himself, of his own words] That would be scanned [or: interpreted]
Mac III.iv.139[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] Strange things I have in head, that will to hand; / Which must be acted ere they may be scanned
Oth III.iii.243[Iago to Othello] I would I might entreat your honour / To scan this thing no farther

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