- 1 Post By sarat_106
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
If they let things take their course, they will be represented as colluding with sedition.
collude = act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose; conspire; plot
sedition = an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government
The foxe, maister of collusion.
collusion = agreement on a secret plot; connivance; fraud; cunning
That they [miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion.
artifice = a deceptive manoeuvre (especially to avoid capture)
By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was bad and the price excessive.
Tacit collusion occurs when cartels are illegal or overt collusion is absent.
You take me in too dolorous a sense; I spake to you for your comfort.
dolorous = full of grief; sad; sorrowful
Their dispatch is quick, and less dolorous than the paw of the bear or teeth of the lion.
dolorous = occasioning pain or grief; painful
To waste long nights in indolent repose.
indolent = indulging in ease; avoiding labor and exertion; habitually idle; lazy; inactive
repose = freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
But these thy fortunes let us straight repose in this divine cave's bosom.
repose = to cause to stop or to rest after motion
All being settled and reposed, the lord archbishop did present his majesty to the lords and commons.
After the toil of battle to repose your wearied virtue.
repose = to lay at rest; to cause to be calm or quiet; to compose
The king reposeth all his confidence in thee.
repose = to place, have, or rest; to set; to intrust
Thank you for your efforts.
Verses from past writers having figurative meaning difficult to comprehend.
Originally Posted by vil
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