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Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)

Frequently Encountered Words (FEW)


Several of the content-carrying words in Shakespeare are used so often that we find it helpful to approach them in the manner of a language-teaching phrasebook, singling them out so that readers can more easily develop an intuition about how they are used. We have selected 100 of these words, in particular senses, in the list below, and chosen quotations for them which illustrate several grammatical contexts. We like to think of these words as a preliminary word-list which captures some of the character of basic Early Modern English vocabulary.
afeard (adj.) afraid, frightened, scared Cym IV.ii.94 [Cloten to Guiderius] Art not afeard? 1H6 IV.vii.86 [Lucy to all] A phoenix that shall make all France afeard Mac I.iii.95 [Ross to Macbeth] Nothing afeard of what thyself didst make MND III.i.107 [Bottom alone, of his companions] This is a knavery of them to make me afeard anon (adv.) soon, shortly, presently Ham III.ii.272 [Hamlet to Ophelia] You shall see anon how the murderer gets the love of Gonzagos wife 1H4 II.iv.31 [Prince Hal to Poins, of Francis the drawer] do thou never leave calling Francis!, that his tale to me may be nothing but Anon apace (adv.) quickly, speedily, at a great rate AYL III.iii.1 [Touchstone to Audrey] Come apace E3 III.i.37 [King John to all, of his confederates] are marching hither apace RJ III.ii.1 [Juliet alone] Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds apparel (n.) clothes, clothing, dress Ham III.ii.45 [Hamlet to Players] one suit of apparel Ham I.iii.72 [Polonius to Laertes] For the apparel oft proclaims the man apparel (v.) arrant (adj.) downright, absolute, unmitigated Ham III.i.129 [Hamlet to Ophelia] We are arrant knaves all H5 IV.vii.2 [Fluellen to Gower, of the French behaviour] 'tis as arrant a piece of knavery ... as can be offert KL II.iv.50 [Fool to Lear] Fortune, that arrant whore attend (on / upon) (v.) 1 await, wait for, expect Cor I.x.30 [Aufidius to First Soldier] I am attended at the cypress grove Cym II.iii.36 [Cymbeline to Cloten] Attend you here the door of our stern daughter? E3 IV.v.6 [King John to Charles] Silence attends some wonder TG III.i.186 [Valentine alone] Tarry I here, I but attend on death attend (v.) 2--8 aught (n.) anything; [together with a negative word] nothing Ham IV.iii.60 [Claudius, as if to the King of England] if my love thou holdest at aught Ham V.ii.357 [Horatio to Fortinbras] If aught of woe or wonder TG V.iv.20 [Proteus to Silvia] Though you respect not aught your servant doth avaunt (int.) begone, go away, be off 2H4 I.ii.89 [Falstaff to Servant] Hence! Avaunt! KL III.vi.63 [Edgar as Poor Tom, to imaginary dogs] Avaunt, you curs! Mac III.iv.92 [Macbeth to Banquos ghost] Avaunt, and quit my sight! aye (adv.)

Readers who familiarize themselves with these items will be many times repaid by a smoother reading of the texts. It is important to note that a number of these words are also used in other, less frequent, senses in Shakespearean English. We make a reference to any such senses after each entry below. These senses will all be found in their alphabetical place in the Glossary.

always,ever, for eternity Cym IV.iv.27 [Belarius to Arviragus and Guiderius] aye hopeless / To have the courtesy your cradle promised R2 V.ii.45 [York to Duchess of York, of Bolingbroke] Whose state and honour I for aye allow base (adj.) 1 dishonourable, low, unworthy AYL II.vii.79 [Jaques to Duke Senior] what is he of basest function AYL III.ii.64 [Touchstone to Corin] civet is of a baser birth than tar E3 III.iii.183 [Edward to Prince Edward, of the latter's heart] never base affections enter there 1H6 V.v.49 [Suffolk to all] Disgrace not so your king / That he should be so abject, base, and poor / To choose for wealth 2 low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank Cor I.i.155 [Menenius to First Citizen] one o'th'lowest, basest, poorest / Of this most wise rebellion Ham V.ii.60 [Hamlet to Horatio] Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes / Between ... mighty opposites 1H6 I.ii.80 [Pucelle to Dauphin, of Our Lady] Willed me to leave my base vocation KL I.ii.10 [Edmund alone] Why brand they us / With base? TNK II.iii.2 [Gaoler's Daughter alone] I am base, / My father the mean keeper of his prison 3 poor, wretched, of low quality 1H6 I.i.137 [Third Messenger to all] A base Walloon ... / Thrust Talbot with a spear into the back 1H6 IV.vi.21 [Talbot to John Talbot, as if to Orleans] Contaminated, base, and misbegotten blood I spill of thine TNK III.iii.44 [Palamon to Arcite] Base cousin, / Darest thou break first? base (adj.) 4--6, base (n.) bawd (n.) pimp, procurer, pander, go-between Ham III.i.112 [Hamlet to Ophelia] transform honesty from what it is to a bawd R2 V.iii.66 [York to King Henry, of Aumerle] So shall my virtue be his vice's bawd become (v.) 1 be fitting, befit, be appropriate to AYL I.i.74 [Orlando to Oliver] I will no further offend you than becomes me for my good 1H6 V.iii.170 [Suffolk to Reignier] Set this diamond safe / In golden palaces, as it becomes R2 II.i.140 [King Richard to all, as if to John of Gaunt] let them die that age and sullens have; / For both hast thou, and both become the grave 2 grace, honour, dignify AC I.i.49 [Antony to and of Cleopatra] whom everything becomes Cor I.iii.10 [Volumnia to Virgilia, of Marcus] considering how honour would become such a person 1H6 IV.vii.23 [Talbot to his dead son] O thou whose wounds become hard-favoured Death become (v.) 3--5 befall (v.) 1 happen, occur, take place, turn out AYL IV.iii.103 [Oliver to Rosalind and Celia disguised] Lo, what befell! 2H4 I.i.177 [Morton to Lord Bardolph] What hath then befallen, / Or what hath this bold enterprise brought forth 2H6 V.iii.33 [Warwick to all] more such days as these to us befall! MND V.i.153 [Snout to all] In this same interlude it doth befall / That I ... present a wall 2 happen to, come to E3 II.ii.23 [Derby to Edward] Befall my sovereign all my sovereign's wish R2 II.i.129 [John of Gaunt to Richard] My brother Gloucester ... / Whom fair befall in heaven R3 I.iii.281 [Queen Margaret to Buckingham] fair befall thee and thy noble house! R3 I.iv.16 [Clarence to Keeper] a thousand heavy times ... / That had befallen us befall of (v.) belike (adv.) probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems CE IV.i.25 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Angelo] Belike you thought our love would last too long Ham III.ii.302 [Hamlet to Horatio, of Claudius and the play] belike he likes it not beshrew, shrew (v.) curse, devil take, evil befall Cym II.iii.141 [Innogen to Pisanio, of he ring] Shrew me, / If I would lose it for a revenue / Of any king s in Europe 2H6 III.i.184 [Gloucester to his enemies] Beshrew the winners MND II.ii.60 [Hermia to Lysander] much beshrew my manners and my pride / If Hermia meant to say Lysander lied Oth IV.iii.77 [Desdemona to Emilia] Beshrew me, if I would do such a wrong beshrew (v.) 2 bethink (v.) past form bethought call to mind, think about, consider, reflect MV I.iii.29 [Shylock to Bassanio] that I may be assured, I will bethink me R2 II.iii.8 [Northumberland to Bolingbroke] I bethink me what a weary way / From Ravenspurgh to Cotswold will be found TN III.iv.289 [Sir Toby to Viola as Cesario, of Sir Andrew] he hath better bethought him of his quarrel bethink (v.) 2--4

brave (adj.) fine, excellent, splendid, impressive AYL III.iv.36 [Celia to Rosalind, of Orlando] O, that's a brave man! He writes brave verses, speaks brave words, swears brave oaths .. all's brave that youth mounts and folly guides Ham II.ii.300 [Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] this brave o'erhanging firmament 1H4 IV.i.7 [Hotspur to Douglas] a braver place / In my heart's love hath no man than yourself Tem III.ii.97 [Caliban to Stephano, of Prospero] He has brave utensils

brave (adj.) 2--3, (n.), (v.) brow (n.) appearance, aspect, countenance Ham III.iii.7 [Claudius to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, of the danger seen in Hamlet] doth hourly grow / Out of his brows LLL IV.iii.224 [Berowne to King, of Rosaline] What peremptory eagle-sighted eye / Dares look upon the heaven of her brow LLL IV.iii.183 [Berowne to all] When shall you hear that I / Will praise ... / A gait, a state, a brow brow (n.) 2--6 chide (v.) past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove AC I.iv.30 [Caesar to Lepidus, of Antony] to confound such time / ... tis to be chid / As we rate boys AYL III.v.64 [Phebe to Rosalind as Ganymede] I pray you chide a year together; I had rather hear you chide than this man woo AYL IV.i.32 [Rosalind to Jaques] almost chide God for making you that countenance you are chide (v.) 2--4 colours (n.) battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners Cym I.v.18 [Iachimo to all, of Posthumus' banishment] the approbation of those that weep this lamentable divorce under her colours E3 IV.vii.2 [Prince Edward to King John] Thy bloody ensigns are my captive colours 1H6 IV.ii.56[Talbot to all] God and Saint George ... / Prosper our colours in this dangerous fight! colours (n.) 2--4 commend (v.) convey greetings, present kind regards MM I.iv.88 [Isabella to Lucio] Commend me to my brother MV III.ii.232 [Salerio to Bassanio] Signor Antonio / Commends him to you MW I.iv.152 [Fenton to Mistress Quickly, of Anne] If thou seest her before me, commend me TG II.iv.121 [Proteus to Valentine] Your friends ... have them much commended commend (v.) 2--6,(n.) content (adj.) agreeable, willing, ready 1H6 IV.i.70 [King to Talbot] are you not content? [Talbot] Content, my liege? Yes 1H6 V.iii.165 [Suffolk to himself] I could be well content / To be mine own attorney in this case content (adj.) 2--3,(n.), (v.) Corse (n.) Corpse, dead body Ham V.i.163 [First Clown to Hamlet] we have many pocky Corses nowadays 1H6 I.i.62 [Bedford to Messenger] What sayest thou, man, before dead Henrys Corse? counterfeit (v.) 1 copy, imitate, simulate E3 II.i.256 [Countess to Edward] He that doth clip or counterfeit your stamp / Shall die 1H6 II.iv.62 [Richard to Somerset] Meantime your cheeks do counterfeit our roses 2 pretend, feign, make believe AYL III.v.17 [Phebe to Silvius] Now counterfeit to swoon AYL IV.iii.167 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Oliver, of her fainting] a body would think this was well counterfeited Cor II.iii.99 [Coriolanus to Fourth Citizen] I will counterfeit the bewitchment of some popular man counterfeit (n.), (adj.) course (n.) course of action, way of proceeding Cym III.iv.113 [Pisanio to Innogen] I have consider'd of a course R2 II.i.213 [York to Richard] by bad courses may be understood / That their events can never fall out good course (n.) 2--8, (v.) crave (v.) beg, entreat, request CE I.ii.26 [First Merchant to Antipholus of Syracuse] I crave your pardon 1H6 I.i.159 [Third Messenger to Bedford] The Earl of Salisbury craveth supply 1H6 II.iii.12 [Messenger to Countess] acording as your ladyship desired, / By message craved, so is Lord Talbot come crave (v.) 2--3 cuckold (n.) [mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife AW II.ii.24 [Clown to Countess, of his answer] As fit as ... the cuckold to his horn Ham IV.v.120 [Laertes to Claudius] Cries cuckold to my father MW II.ii.297 [Ford alone] Fie, fie, fie! Cuckold, cuckold, cuckold! Oth III.iii.165 [Iago to Othello] That cuckold lives in bliss / Who certain of his fate loves not his wronger cuckold (v.) discover (v.) reveal, show, make known Cym III.v.96 [Cloten to Pisanio] Discover where thy mistress is MA I.ii.10 [Antonio to Leonato] the Prince discovered to Claudio that he loved my niece TN II.v.154 [Malvolio to himself] Daylight and champain discovers not more! discover (v.) 2--6

envious (adj.) malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity 1H6 III.i.196 [Exeter alone, of the peers' agreement] So will this base and envious disCord breed MM III.ii.137 [disguised Duke to Lucio, of the Duke] he shall appear to the envious a scholar R2 III.iii.65 [Bolingbroke to all, of King Richard as the sun] he perceives the envious clouds are bent / To dim his glory TNK II.i.319 [Palamon to Gaoler] Devils take 'em / That are so envious to me envy (n.) fain (adv.) [usually with would] gladly, willingly Ham II.ii.131 [Polonius to Claudius] I would fain prove so Ham IV.vii.190 [Laertes to Claudius] I have a speech o'fire that fain would blaze fain (adj.), (v.) false (adj.) treacherous, traitorous, perfidious Ham IV.v.12 [Gertrude to all] this is counter, you false Danish dogs! 1H6 IV.i.63 [Gloucester to all, of Burgundy] such false dissembling guile R2 I.iii.106 [First Herald to all, of Bolingbroke] On pain to be found false and recreant false (adj.) 2--8, (n.), (adv.) fare (v.) get on, manage, do, cope Cym III.i.82 [Cloten to Lucius] if you fall in the adventure, our crows shall fare the better for you 1H6 II.v.4 [Mortimer to Gaoler] So fare my limbs with long imprisonment E3 IV.vi.1 [Artois to Prince Edward] How fares your grace? TS induction.2.100 [Sly to Page dressed as Slys wife] I fare well fare (v.) 2, (n.) field (n.) field of battle, battleground, field of combat H5 III.ii.9 [Pistol to Nym and Bardolph] sword and shield / In bloody field, / Doth win immortal fame H5 IV.vi.2 [King Henry to Exeter] yet keep the French the field 1H6 V.iii.12 [Pucelle to the spirits] Help me this once, that France may get the field [i.e. win the battle] field (n.) 2--4 forbear (v.) 1 stop, cease, desist AYL II.vii.88 [Orlando to all] Forbear, and eat no more 1H6 III.i.106 [Gloucester to his fighting servants] Let me persuade you to forbear awhile 3H6 IV.i.6 [Somerset to Richard and George] forbear this talk TG III.i.202 [Proteus to Launce] Villain, forbear 2leave alone, avoid, stay away [from] AC III.xiii.107 [Antony to Cleopatra] Have I ... / Forborne the getting of a lawful race AYLII.vii.128 [Orlando to Duke Senior] forbear your food a little while R3 IV.iv.118 [Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] Forbear to sleep the nights forbear (v.) 3--4 forsooth (adv.) in truth, certainly, truly, indeed AC V.ii.278 [Clown to Cleopatra, responding to her get thee gone'] Yes, forsooth 1H4 I.iii.138 [Hotspur to Worcester and Northumberland, of King Henry] He will forsooth have all my prisoners MND III.ii.230 [Helena to Hermia] wherefore doth Lysander tender me forsooth affection MW III.ii.5 [Robin to Mistress Page] I had rather, forsooth, go before you like a man forswear (v.) 1 swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word MND I.i.240 [Helena to herself] As waggish boys in game themselves forswear, / So the boy love is peRJured everywhere RJ III.v.196 [Capulet to Juliet] I'll not be forsworn TG II.v.2 [Launce to Speed] Forswear not thyself 2 abandon, renounce, reject, give up 1H4 II.ii.15 [Falstaff, as if alone, of Poins] I have forsworn his company hourly 3H6 III.ii.153 [Richard to himself] love forswore me in my mother's womb LLL V.ii.410 [Berowne to Rosaline, of his rhetorical words] I do forswear them 3 deny, repudiate, refuse to admit 1H4 V.ii.38 [Worcester to Hotspur, of King Henry] now forswearing that he is forsworn [first instance] MA V.i.162 [Don Pedro to Benedick, quoting Beatrice on Benedick] he swore a thing to me on Monday night, which he forswore on Tuesday morning RJ I.v.52 [Romeo to himself, of seeing Juliet] Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! fright (v.) frighten, scare, terrify Cor I.ix.5 [Cominius to Martius] where ladies shall be frighted / And ... hear more H5 V.ii.226 [King Henry to Katherine] when I come to woo ladies I fright them MW II.i.125 [Page to Ford, of Nym] Here's a fellow frights English out of his wits Per V.iii.3 [Pericles to Diana, of himself] Frighted from my country gage (n.) pledge, challenge [usually, a glove or gauntlet thrown down] H5 IV.i.203 [King Henry to Williams] Give me any gage of thine, and I will wear it in my bonnet

R2 IV.i.34 [Fitzwater to Aumerle] There is my gage, Aumerle, in gage to thine gage (v.) gentle (adj.) well-born, honourable, noble Cor II.iii.96 [Coriolanus to Fourth Citizen, of the people] Tis a condition they account gentle 1H6 III.ii.135 [Talbot to Burgundy, of Bedford] A gentler heart did never sway in court 1H6 IV.i.44 [Talbot to all] a hedge-born swain / That doth presume to boast of gentle blood Oth III.iv.118 [Desdemona to Cassio] thrice-gentle Cassio! R2 II.iii.45 [Bolingbroke to Percy] I thank thee, gentle Percy gentle (adj.) 2--5,(n.), (adv.) glass (n.) mirror, looking-glass CE V.i.418 [Dromio of Ephesus to Dromio of Syracuse] Methinks you are my glass Cym IV.i.7 [Cloten alone] it is not vain-glory for a man and his glass to confer in his own chamber Ham III.i.154 [Ophelia alone, of Hamlet] The glass of fashion glass (n.) 2--4,(v.) habit (n.) dress, clothing, costume Cym V.i.30 [Posthumus alone] Let me make men know / More valour in me than my habits show H5 III.vi.111 [Montjoy to King Henry] You know me by my habit KJ I.i.210 [Bastard alone, of himself] not alone in habit and device TG II.vii.39 [Lucetta to Julia] in what habit will you go along? habit (n.) 2--4 haply (adv.) perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck CE V.i.184 [Egeon to Duke] Haply I see a friend will save my life Ham IV.i.40 [Claudius to Gertrude] So haply slander ... may miss our name heavy (adj.) sorrowful, sad, gloomy R3 I.iv.68 [Clarence to Keeper] My soul is heavy RJ I.i.137 [Montague to Benvolio, of Romeo] Away from light steals home my heavy son TG IV.ii.136 [disguised Julia to Host] it hath been the longest night / That e'er I watched, and the most heaviest heavy (adj.) 2--10 hie (v.) hasten, hurry, speed AW IV.iv.12 [Helena to Widow and Diana] My husband hies him home CE III.ii.155 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] Go, hie thee presently Ham I.i.155 [Horatio to Marcellus and Barnardo] Th'extravagant and erring spirit hies / To his confine humour (n.) mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids] AYL III.ii.29 [Touchstone to Corin, of a shepherd's life] it fits my humour well CE II.ii.7 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] Is your merry humour altered? R2 V.v.10 [Richard alone] these same thoughts people this little world, / In humours like the people of this world TNK V.ii.36 [Doctor to Wooer, of the Gaoler's Daughter] The melancholy humour that infects her humour (n.) 2--6,(v.); HUMOURS ill (adj.) bad, adverse, unfavourable AC II.ii.160[Antony to Caesar, of Pompey] I must thank him only, / Lest my remembrance suffer ill report R2 III.iv.80 [Queen Isabel to Gardener] how / Camest thou by this ill tidings? ill (adj.) 2--6,(v.), (adv.) ill (adv.) badly, adversely, unfavourably 1H6 IV.i.74 [King to Talbot, of Burgundy] Let him perceive how ill we brook his treason R2 V.iii.98 [York to King Henry] Ill mayst thou thrive if thou grant any grace ill (adv.) 2, (adj.) intent (n.) intention, purpose, aim AW I.iii.213 [Countess to Helena] Had you not lately an intent ... / To go to Paris? KL II.i.63 [Edmund to Gloucester, of Edgar] I dissuaded him from his intent LLL V.ii.753 [King to the ladies, of their beauty] fashioning our humours / Even to the opposed end of our intents R3 I.i.149 [Richard alone] if I fail not in my deep intent issue (n.) 1child(ren), offspring, family, descendant 1H6 II.v.94 [Mortimer to Richard] thou seest that I no issue have KL I.i.66 [Lear to Gonerill] To thine and Albany's issues / Be this perpetual Mac III.i.64 [Macbeth alone] for Banquo's issue have I filed my mind 2 outcome, result, consequence(s) H5 V.ii.12 [Queen Isabel to King Henry] happy be the issue ... / Of this good day Oth III.iii.217 [Iago to Othello] I am to pray you, not to strain my speech / To grosser issues WT V.iii.128 [Hermione to Perdita] I ... have preserved / Myself to see the issue

issue (n.) 3--4, (v.) knave (n.) scoundrel, rascal, rogue Ham V.i.135 [Hamlet to Horatio, of the First Clown] How absolute the knave is! 1H4 II.ii.83 [Falstaff to Travellers] bacon-fed knaves knave (n.) 2--3 lief, had as (adj.) should like just as much Ham III.ii.3 [Hamlet to the Players] I had as lief the town crier spoke my lines 1H4 IV.ii.17 [Falstaff alone] I press ... such a commodity of warm slaves as had as lief hear the devil as a drum like (adj.) same, similar, alike, equal Ham I.ii.212 [Horatio to Hamlet] These hands are not more like Cym IV.ii.236 [Arviragus to Guiderius] use like note and words 3H6 I.ii.75 [York to all, of battles previously won] Why should I not now have the like success? LLL IV.ii.85 [Costard to Holofernes, of the one most likely to be pierced] he that is likest to a hogshead like (n.), (adj.) 2, (v.), (adv.) like (adv.) likely, probable / probably AYL I.ii.17 [Celia to Rosalind] nor none is like to have Ham II.ii.348 [Hamlet to Rosencrantz] it is most like like (adv.) 2--4,(n.), (adj.), (v.) livery (n.) uniform, costume, special clothing 2H4 V.v.12 [Falstaff to Shallow] if I had had time to have made new liveries MND I.i.70 [Theseus to Hermia] examine well your blood / Whether ... / You can endure the livery of a nun livery (n.) 2--3, (v.) mark (v.) note, pay attention to, take notice of Cor V.iii.92 [Coriolanus to the Volscians] Aufidius and you Volsces, mark Ham II.i.15 [Polonius to Reynaldo] Do you mark this? 2H4 I.ii.123 [Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] the disease of not listening, the malady of not marking Mac IV.iii.169 [Ross to Macduff] Where sighs and groans / Are made, not marked mark (n.) 2, (n.) marvellous (adv.) very, extremely, exceedingly MND III.i.2 [Quince to all] heres a marvellous convenient place for our rehearsal R3 III.v.1 [stage direction] Enter Richard ... and Buckingham, in rotten armour, marvellous ill-favoured meet (adj.) fit, suitable, right, proper Ham I.v.107 [Hamlet alone] meet it is I set it down H5 I.ii.255 [Ambassador to King Henry, of the Dauphin] He therefore sends you, meeter for your spirit, / This tun of treasure Ham I.v.171 [Hamlet to Horatio and Marcellus] As I perchance hereafter shall think meet 2H6 I.iii.158 [Gloucester to King] I say ... York is meetest man / To be your Regent Mac V.i.16 [Doctor to Gentlewoman, of telling him what she has seen] tis most meet you should meet (adj.) 2, (v.), (adv.) mere (adj.) complete, total, absolute, utter AYL II.vii.166 [Jaques to all] second childishness, and mere oblivion Cym IV.ii.92 [Cloten to Guiderius] to thy mere confusion, thou shalt know / I am son to th queen TS induction.1.21 [First Huntsman to Lord, of a hound following a scent] He cried upon it at the merest loss mere (adj.) 2, (adv.) merely (adv.) completely, totally, entirely AW IV.iii.20 [Second Lord to First Lord, of themselves] Merely our own traitors AYL III.ii.383 [Rosalind to Orlando] Love is merely a madness see also merely (adv.) 2--3 methinks(t), methought(s)(v.) it seems / seemed to me AW II.iii.251 [Lafew to Parolles] Methinkst thou art a general offence Ham V.ii.98 [Hamlet to Osrick] But yet methinks it is very sultry Ham V.ii.5 [Hamlet to Horatio] Methought I lay / Worse than the mutines in the bilboes WT I.ii.154 [Leontes to Hermione] methoughts I did recoil / Twenty-three years morn (n.) morning, dawn Ham I.iii.41 [Laertes to Ophelia] the morn and liquid dew of youth Mac IV.iii.4 [Macduff to Malcolm] Each new morn / New widows howl MM II.iv.71 [Isabella to Angelo] my morn prayer Tem V.i.307 [Prospero to Alonso] In the morn, / Ill bring you to your ship

morrow (n.) morning 1H4 II.i.33 [Gadshill to Carriers] Good morrow, carriers 2H4 III.i.32 [Warwick to King Henry IV] Many good morrows to your majesty! H5 IV.chorus.33 [Chorus, of King Henry and his soldiers] Bids them good morrow MW II.i.32 [Mistress Quickly to Falstaff] Give your worship good morrow office (n.) task, service, duty, responsibility MA V.iv.14 [Leonato to Antonio] You know your office MND II.ii.8 [Titania to Fairies] Sing me now asleep; / Then to your offices Tem I.ii.312 [Prospero to Miranda, of Caliban] He ... serves in offices / That profit us TN III.iv.317 [First Officer to Second Officer, of Antonio] This is the man; do thy office see also office (n.) 2--8, (v.) oft (adv.) often AC IV.xiv.139 [Anthony to the guards] I have led you oft Cym V.v.249 [Cornelius to Cymbeline] The queen, sir, very oft importuned me / To temper poisons for her ope (v.) open CE III.i.73 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Dromio of Ephesus] I'll break ope the gate Ham I.iv.50 [Hamlet to Ghost] why the sepulchre ... Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws Tem V.i.45 [Prospero alone] graves at my command / Have waked their sleepers, oped, and let em forth owe (v.) own, possess, have AW III.ii.119 [Helena alone] all the miseries which nature owes KL I.iv.119 [Fool to Lear] Lend less than thou owest Mac I.iii.75 [Macbeth to Witches] Say from whence / You owe this strange intelligence R3 IV.iv.142 [Queen Elizabeth to King Richard] The slaughter of the prince that owed that crown owe (n.) 2--3 parle, parley (n.) negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms] E3 I.ii.22 [King David to Lorraine] we with England will not enter parley H5 III.iii.2 [King Henry to the citizens of Harfleur] This is the latest parle we will admit 1H6 III.iii.35 [Pucelle to all, of Burgundy] Summon a parley; we will talk with him TS I.i.114 [Hortensio to Gremio] the nature of our quarrel yet never brooked parle parley (n.) 2--3, (v.) pate (n.) head, skull CE II.i.78 [Adriana to Dromio of Ephesus] Back, slave, or I will break thy pate across Cym II.i.7 [First Lord to Cloten, of Clotens bowling opponent] You have broke his pate with your bowl peradventure (adv.) perhaps, maybe, very likely AYL I.ii.49 [Celia to Rosalind, of Touchstone] Per adventure this is not Fortune's work E3 V.i.22 [Edward to Calais Citizens] You, peradventure, are but servile grooms KJ V.vi.31 [Hubert to Bastard, of King John] The King / Yet speaks, and peradventure may recover perchance (adv.) perhaps, maybe CE IV.i.39 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Angelo] Per chance I will be there as soon as you KJ IV.i.114 [Arthur to Hubert, of the fire] it perchance will sparkle in your eyes perchance (adv.) 2 perforce (adv.) 1forcibly, by force, violently CE IV.iii.94 [Courtesan alone, of Antipholus of Syracuse] He rushed into my house and took perforce / My ring away R2 II.iii.120 [Bolingbroke to York] my rights and royalties / Plucked from my arms perforce 2of necessity, with no choice in the matter E3 III.i.182 [Mariner to King John, ofthe navies] we perforce were fain to give them way R2 V.ii.35 [York to Duchess of York] The hearts of men, they must perforce have melted physic (n.) medicine, healing, treatment AW II.i.185 [King to Helena] thy physic I will try 2H4 IV.v.16 [Prince Henry to Clarence, of King Henry IV] If he be sick with joy, he'll recover without physic MM IV.vi.7 [Isabella to Mariana, of the Duke speaking against her] tis a physic / That's bitter to sweet end RJ II.iii.48 [Romeo to Friar, of Juliet] Both our remedies / Within thy help and holy physic lies physic (n.) 2, (v.) place (n.) position, post, office, rank 3H6 III.i.49 [King to himself] To strengthen and support King Edward's place Mac I.iv.37 [King to all] Sons, kinsmen, thanes, / And you whose places are the nearest Oth I.iii.235 [Othello to Duke] I crave fit disposition for my wife, / Due reference of place and exhibition Per V.i.19 [Helicanus to Lysimachus] what is your place?

place (n.) 2--6, (v.) post (n.) express messenger, courier 2H4 II.iv.351 [Peto to Prince Henry] there are twenty weak and wearied posts / Come from the north 2H6 III.i.282 [stage direction] Enter a Post 3H6 V.i.1 [Warwick to all] Where is the post that came from valiant Oxford? Mac I.iii.97 [Ross to Macbeth] As thick as hail / Came post with post post (n.) 2--3, (v.), (adv.) power (n.) armed force, troops, host, army Cor I.ii.9 [Aufidius to all, reading a letter about the Romans] They have pressed a power 1H6 II.ii.33 [Burgundy to all, of the French] We'll follow them with all the power we have 1H6 V.ii.5 [Alenon to Charles] keep not back your powers in dalliance R2 III.ii.211 [King Richard to all] That power I have, discharge see also power (n.) 2--9 prate (v.) prattle, chatter, blather CE II.ii.202 [Luciana to Dromio of Syracuse] Why pratest thou to thyself Cor I.i.46 [First Citizen to all] Why stand we prating here? Ham V.i.276 [Hamlet to Laertes] if thou prate of mountains prate (n.) present (adj.) immediate, instant Cor III.i.211 [Brutus to all] Martius is worthy / Of present death Ham V.i.291 [Claudius to Laertes] We'll put the matter to the present push present (adj.) 2--7, (n.), (v.) presently (adv.) immediately, instantly, at once TNK II.i.277 [Gaoler to Arcite] you must presently to th'Duke CE III.ii.155 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] Go, hie thee presently presently (adv.) 2 purpose (n.) intention, aim, plan KL I.iv.235 [Gonerill to Lear] understand my purposes aright Mac II.ii.52 [Lady Macbeth to Macbeth] Infirm of purpose! MM V.i.310 [Escalus to disguised Duke] we will know his purpose purpose (n.) 2--3, (v.) quoth (v.) said AW I.iii.83 [Clown to Countess] One in ten, quotha! AYL II.i.51 [First Lord to Duke Senior, of Jaques] Tis right, quoth he CE II.i.62 [Dromio of Ephesus to Adriana] Tis dinner-time, quoth I 1H4 II.i.49 [Chamberlain to Gadshill] At hand, quoth pick-purse rail (v.) rant, rave, be abusive [about] CE IV.iv.72 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Dromio of Ephesus, of Adriana] Didst not her kitchen-maid rail, taunt, and sCorn me? H5 II.ii.41 [King Henry to Exeter] Enlarge the man committed yesterday / That railed against our person R2 V.v.90 [Richard, as if to his horse] Why do I rail on thee TN I.v.89 [Olivia to Malvolio] There is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail remembrance (n.) memory, bringing to mind, recollection AW I.iii.129 [Countess to herself] our remembrances of days foregone Cym III.i.2 [Lucius to Cymbeline, of Caesar] whose remembrance yet / Lives in men's eyes LLL V.ii.805 [Princess to King] For the remembrance of my father's death sad (adj.) serious, grave, solemn MA I.iii.56 [Borachio to Don John] comes me the Prince and Claudio ... in sad conference MA III.ii.15 [Leonato to Benedick] methinks you are sadder [than you were] MND II.i.51 [Puck to Fairy] The wisest aunt telling the saddest tale / Sometime for threefoot stool mistaketh me MV I.i.1 [Antonio to Salerio and Solanio] In sooth I know not why I am so sad scape, scape (v.) escape, avoid 1H4 II.ii.59 [Prince Hal to all, of the travellers] if they scape from your encounter, then they light on us MW III.v.107 [Falstaff to Ford as Brook] It was a miracle to 'scape suffocation several (adj.) separate, different, distinct AC I.v.62 [Alexas to Cleopatra] twenty several messengers Cor I.viii.1 [stage direction] Enter Martius and Aufidius at several doors E3 I.i.168 [Prince Edward to all] Then cheerfully forward, each a several way

LLL V.ii.125 [Boyet to Princess, of the King's party knowing their ladies] By favours several which they did bestow MND V.i.407 [Oberon to all] Every fairy take his gait, / And each several chamber bless several (adj.) 2--3, (n.) something (adv.) somewhat, rather Cym I.ii.17 [Innogen to Posthumus] I something fear my father's wrath Ham I.iii.121 [Polonius to Ophelia] Be something scanter of your maiden presence 2H4 I.ii.189 [Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] I was born [with] ... something a round belly KL I.i.20 [Gloucester to Kent, of Edmund] this knave came something saucily to the world Tem III.i.58 [Miranda to Ferdinand] I prattle / Something too wildly see also something (adv.) 2 sport (n.) recreation, amusement, entertainment AYL I.ii.23 [Rosalind to Celia] I will [be merry], coz, and devise sports AYL I.ii.124 [Touchstone to Le Beau] what is the sport ... that the ladies have lost? Ham III.ii.227 [Second Player, as Queen, to her King] Sport and repose lock from me day and night 1H6 II.ii.45 [Burgundy to all] I see our wars / Will turn unto a peaceful comic sport LLL V.ii.153 [Princess to Boyet] There's no such sport as sport by sport o'erthrown sport (n.) 2--4, (v.) still (adv.) constantly, always, continually Ham III.i.175 [Claudius to Polonius, of Hamlet] his brains still beating 1H4 V.ii.6 [Worcester to Vernon, of King Henry] He will suspect us still still (adv.) 2, (adj.), (v.) straight (adv.) straightaway, immediately, at once E3 IV.iv.72 [Herald to Prince Edward, of King John] He straight will fold his bloody colours up 1H6 IV.iv.40 [Somerset to Lucy] I will dispatch the horsemen straight suit (n.) formal request, entreaty, petition CE IV.i.69 [Second Merchant to Officer, of Angelo] arrest him at my suit Cor V.iii.135 [Volumnia to Coriolanus, of the Romans and Volsces] our suit / Is that you reconcile them see also suit (n.) 2--4, (v.) sup (v.) have supper 1H4 I.ii.191 [Prince Hal to Poins, of Eastcheap] There I'll sup 2H4 II.ii.139 [Prince Henry to Bardolph, of Falstaff] Where sups he? Oth V.i.117 [Iago to Emilia] Go know of Cassio where he supped tonight sup (n.) 2--3 undone (adj.) ruined, destroyed, brought down Oth V.i.54 [Cassio to Iago] I am spoiled, undone by villains! RJ III.ii.38 [Nurse to Juliet] We are undone, lady WT IV.iv.450 [Shepherd to Florizel] You have undone a man of fours core three visage (n.) face, countenance MV III.ii.59 [Portia to Bassanio, of the Trojan wives] With bleared visages come forth to view / The issue of th'exploit RJ I.iv.29 [Mercutio to Romeo] Give me a case to put my visage in see also visage (n.) 2 voice (n.) vote, official support Cor II.iii.76 [Coriolanus to Second Citizen] Your good voice, sir. What say you? Cor II.iii.155 [First Citizen to Sicinius, of Coriolanus] He has our voices voice (n.) 2--5, (v.) want (v.) lack, need, be without Ham I.ii.150 [Hamlet alone] a beast that wants discourse of reason / Would have mourned longer 1H6 I.i.143 [Bedford to Third Messenger, of Talbot] such a worthy leader, wanting aid want (v.) 2--4, (n.) warrant (v.) assure, promise, guarantee, confirm AW III.v.65 [Widow to Diana, of Helena] I warrant, good creature, wheresoeer she is, / Her heart weighs sadly AYL I.ii.192 [Charles to Duke] I warrant your grace Ham III.iii.29 [Polonius to Claudius, of Gertrude and Hamlet] I'll warrant she'll tax him home 1H6 II.v.95 [Mortimer to Richard] thou seest that ... my fainting words do warrant death TNK III.vi.68 [Palamon to Arcite] I'll warrant thee I'll strike home warrant (n.) 2--6, (n.) wench (n.)

girl, lass Tem I.ii.139 [Prospero to Miranda] Well demanded, wench Tem I.ii.480 [Prospero to Miranda] Foolish wench! TNK II.iii.12 [Gaolers Daughter alone] I pitied him, / And so would any young wench wit (n.) 1 intelligence, wisdom, good sense CE II.ii.93 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] thou didst conclude hairy men plain dealers, without wit 1H6 I.ii.73 [Pucelle to Dauphin] I am by birth a shepherd's daughter, / My wit untrained in any kind of art 2 mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity AYL IV.i.151 [Rosalind (as Ganymede) to Orlando] Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement AYL V.i.11 [Touchstone to himself] we that have good wits have much to answer for wit (n.) 3--6, (v.) wont (v.) be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of CE II.ii.162 [Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] When were you wont to use my sister thus? CE IV.iv.35 [Dromio of Ephesus to Antipholus of Ephesus, of beating] I bear it on my shoulders, as a beggar wont her brat [i.e. habitually does to her child] 1H6 I.ii.14 [Regnier to all] Talbot is taken, whom we wont to fear 3H6 II.vi.76 [Warwick to dead Clifford] swear as thou wast wont wont (n.) wot (v.) learn, know, be told AC I.v.22 [Cleopatra to Charmian, as if to Antonys horse] wotst thou whom thou movst? 1H6 IV.vi.32 [Talbot to his son] too much folly is it, well I wot 1H6 IV.vii.55 [Lucy to Charles, of the word 'submission'] We English warriors wot not what it means R3 II.iii.18 [Third Citizen to others] Stood the state so? No, no, good friends, God wot! WT III.ii.75 [Hermione to Leontes] the gods themselves, / Wotting no more than I, are ignorant