stale (v.) Old form(s): stal'de
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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