use (v.) Old form(s): vs'd , vse , vsed
make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
AC II.vi.132[Enobarbus to Menas] We have used our throats in Egypt
KL I.iv.168[Fool to Lear, of his singing] I have used it ... e'er since thou madest thy daughters thy mothers
R3 V.iii.199[King Richard to himself] All several sins, all used in each degree, / Throng to the bar
Tim I.ii.83[First Lord to Timon] that you would once use our hearts
Tim III.ii.51[Lucius to Servilius] I was sending to use Lord Timon myself [i.e. borrow money from him]
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