affect (v.)
cultivate, aim at, seek out
2H6 IV.vii.91[Say to Cade] Have I affected wealth or honour?
Cor II.ii.20[First Officer to Second Officer, of Coriolanus] to seem to affect the malice and displeasure of the people
Cor III.iii.1[Brutus to Sicinius, of Coriolanus] In this point charge him home, that he affects / Tyrannical power
Cor V.iii.149[Volumnia to Coriolanus] Thou hast affected the fine strains of honour [also sense 3]
Cym V.v.38[Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the Queen] she ... only / Affected greatness got by you
H8 I.i.39[Norfolk to Buckingham] As I belong to worship, and affect / In honour honesty
H8 II.iii.29[Old Lady to Anne] you / Have too a woman's heart, which ever yet / Affected eminence
LLL IV.ii.55[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of his epitaph] I will something affect the letter, for it argues facility
MM I.i.72[Duke to Angelo, of the people's acclamation] Nor do I think the man of safe discretion / That does affect it
Tim I.ii.30[Timon to all, of Apemantus] he does neither affect company, / Nor is he fit for't

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