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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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Lewd fellows of the baser sort.
        Acts, Chapter xvii. Verse 5.
  1
I saw them murd’ring in cold blood,
Not the gentlemen, but wild and rude—
The baser sort.
        Scott.—Waverley, Preface to Third Edition.
  2
A base perjury man.
        Colman, Jun.—Heir-at-Law, Act IV. Scene 1.
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1.  And how does noble Chamont?
2.  Never ill, man, until I hear of baseness,
Then I sicken.
        Beaumont and Fletcher.—Nice Valour, Act I. Scene 1.
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To what base uses we may return, Horatio!
        Shakespeare.—Hamlet, Act V. Scene 1. (Hamlet to him.)
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Base in kind, and born to be a slave.
        Cowper.—Table Talk, Line 28.
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