vein (n.) Old form(s): vaine
style, manner
1H4 II.iv.380[Falstaff to Prince Hal] I must speak in passion, and I will do it in King Cambyses' vein
MND I.ii.36[Bottom to Quince] This is Ercles' vein, a tyrant's vein
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