effect (n.)
purpose, end, intended deed
Ham III.iv.130[Hamlet to Ghost] with this piteous action you convert / My stern effects
KJ IV.i.38[Arthur to Hubert, of the 'fair writing' on the warrant to blind him] Too fairly, Hubert, for so foul effect
TC III.iii.216[Patroclus to Achilles, of Ulysses' advice] To this effect, Achilles, have I moved you
Tit IV.iii.60[Titus to Marcus] Of my word, I have written to effect: / There's not a god left unsolicited
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