potion

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po·tion

(pō'shŭn),
A draft or large dose of liquid medicine.
[L. potio, fr. poto, to drink]

potion

(pō′shən)
n.
A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.

po·tion

(pō'shŭn)
A draft or large dose of liquid medicine.
[L. potio, fr. poto, to drink]

po·tion

(pō'shŭn)
A draft or large dose of liquid medicine.
[L. potio, fr. poto, to drink]

potion

a large dose of liquid medicine.
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If Juliet is simply thrust out from the tiring house facade in her coffin and occupies the same space as she did when she fell onto her bed having taken the sleeping potion 'a strong visual analogy between the two moments is encouraged'.
In desperation Juliet, who is about to be married to Paris against her will, takes a sleeping potion given her by the friar to bring on a semblance of death.
Since both parents were doctors, went another theory, he a consultant heart surgeon, she a GP, wasn't the possibility strong that she could have attempted to soothe Madeleine with a sleeping potion and mistakenly overdosed the child?
The Guy salvages a nightcap by making up a sequel: Romeo drank the Friar's sleeping potion, not the poison, and awakens 500 years later--upstage, to enact the Guy's tale.