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extremity (n.) Old form(s): Extreamities
extreme urgency, absolute necessity, crisis
Cor III.ii.41[Volumnia to Coriolanus] when extremities speak ... / Honour and policy, like unsevered friends, / I'th' war do grow together
Cor IV.i.4[Coriolanus to Volumnia] You were used / To say extremities was the trier of spirits
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