keep (v.) Old form(s): keepe , keepes
continue, carry on, remain
E3 II.i.372[Countess to Warwick] My mother and the peers importune you / To keep in presence of his majesty
Ham II.ii.337[Rosencrantz to Hamlet, of the Players] their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace
Per IV.i.21[Dionyza to Marina] Why do you keep alone?
Tem II.i.264[Antonio as if to Claribel] Keep in Tunis
Tim I.ii.234[First Lord to Timon] The best of happiness, honour, and fortunes / Keep with you [or: lodge]
Ven.678[Venus to Adonis] on thy well-breathed horse keep with thy hounds
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