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Look, where my abridgment comes.
Hamlet, ü. 2. This fierce abridgment Hath to it circumstantial branches, which Distinction should be rich in. Cymbeline, v. 5.
ABLE. Strong ; active; competent.
All's well that ends well, i. 1. And such other gambol faculties he has, that show a weak mind and an able body.
Henry 4, P. 2, ii. 4. If heaven had pleas'd to have given me longer life And able means, we had not parted thus.
Henry 8, iv. 2. To ABLE. To uphold ; to justify.
None does offend, none,-I say, none; I'll able'em :
To seal the accuser's lips. King Lear, iv. 6. ABODE. Delay; tarriance; stay.
Especially that of Cleopatra's, which wholly depends on your abode. Antony and Cleopatra, i. 2. Sweet friends, your patience for my long abode.
Merchant of Venice, ii. 5. To ABODE. To bode ; to portend.
That this tempest,
Henry 8, i. 1. The night-crow cried, aboding luckless time.
Henry 6, P. 3, v. 6. ABODEMENT. Omen ; prodigy. Tush, man; abodements must not now affright us.
Henry 6, P. 3, iv. 7. ABORTIVE. An abortion ; a monstrous birth.
And call them meteors, prodigies, and signs,
King John, iii. 4. ABORTIVE. Untimely; born prematurely;
Richard 3, i. 3.
Henry 6, P. 2, iv. 1. ABOUT. To the point; to the
Hamlet, ii. 2. ABRIDGMENT. A drama; a
A drama ; a play; an ab-
Midsummer-Night's Dream, v. 1.
ABROACH. A-foot; in action.
The secret mischiefs that I set abroach
Richard 3, i. 3.
In shadow of such greatness ! Henry 4, P. 2, iv. 2. ABROAD. Broadly; wide open.
His hands abroad display'd, as one that grasp'd
Henry 6, P. 2, iii. 2. To A BROOK. To brook; to endure.
Sweet Nell, ill can thy noble mind abrook
Henry 6, P. 2, ii. 4. ABRUPTION. Interruption ; pause.
What should they grant? what makes this pretty abruption ?
Troilus and Cressida, iii. 2. ABSOLUTE. Complete ; perfect; resolved ; cer
Measure for Measure, v. 1.
Believe me, an absolute gentleman, full of most excellent differences.
Hamlet, v. 2.
Measure for Measure, iii. 1.
Hamlet, v. 1. ABSTRACT. An epitome; an abridgment; a table; a schedule.
I have to-night dispatched sixteen businesses a month's length apiece, by an abstract of success.
All's well that ends well, iv. 3.
Let them be well used; for they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the time. Hamlet, ii, 2.
purpose; to bu
Brief abstract and record of tedious days.
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain, and nourish all the world, places, and goes to them by his note.
Else none at all in aught proves excellent.
Love's Labour's lost, iv. 3. ABUSE. Deceit ; trick; artifice ; corrupt prac- | ACCEPT. Acceptance; assent.
; tice ; offence.
Pleaseth your grace
To appoint some of your council presently
To sit with us once more, with better heed
To re-survey them, we will suddenly
Pass our accept and peremptory answer.
Henry 5, v. 2. Henry 4, P. 1, i. 2. I will be deaf to pleading and excuses ;
To ACCITE. To induce; to call; to summon. Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses.
And what accites your most worshipful thought Romeo and Juliet, iii. 1. to think so ?
Henry 4, P. 2, ii. 2. To ABUSE. To bring shame upon; to dis
Our coronation done, we will accite,
As I before remember'd, all our state. grace; to impose upon ; to deceive.
Ibid. P. 2, v. 2. Thou never hadst renown, nor canst not lose it.— Yes, your renowned name : shall flight abuse it ? To ACCOMMODATE. To furnish; to supply;
Henry 6, P. 1, iv. 5.
to dress up; to deck. The people are abus'd; set on. This paltering
But who comes here? Becomes not Rome.
Coriolanus, iii. 1.
The safer sense will ne'er accommodate Fair day-light I am mightily abus'd.
His master thus.
King Lear, iv. 6. King Lear, iv. 7. Old fools are babes again; and must be us'd
ACCOMMODATED. Advantaged ; favoured. With checks as flatteries, — when they are seen abus'd.
Ibid. i. 3.
Accommodated by the place, more charming
With their own nobleness,—which could have turn'd May be abus'd ?
Othello, i. 1. A distaff to a lance,-gilded pale looks,
Part shame, part spirit renew'd. Cymbeline, v. 3.
Hamlet, ï. 2.
ACCOMMODATIONS. Necessaries; conveniences;
food, clothing, 8c. ABUSED. Disfigured.
Thou art not noble;
For all the accommodations that thou bear'st
Measure for Measure, iï. 1. To Aby. To buy; to pay for.
Disparage not the faith thou dost not know, ACCOMPLICE. A friend ; a companion ; an Lest, to thy peril, thou aby it dear.
ally. Midsummer-Night's Dream, iii. 2.
Success unto our valiant general, ABYSM. Abyss.
And happiness to his accomplices !
Henry 6, P. 1, v. 2. What see'st thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time?
To ACCOMPLISH. To furnish; to adorn; to
Tempest, i. 2. When my good stars, that were my former guides,
deck; to obtain; to gain; to win. Have empty left their orbs, and shot their fires
His face thou hast, for even so look'd he,
Accomplish'd with the number of thy hours.
Richard 2, ii. 1.
The armorers, accomplishing the knights,
TO ACHIEVE. To gain; to win; to obtain. With busy hammers closing rivets up,
I got a promise of this fair one here,
To have her love, provided that your fortune
Achiev'd her mistress. Merchant of Venice, iii. 2.
If I begin the battery once again,
I will not leave the half-achieved Harfleur
Till in her ashes she lie buried. Henry 5, iii. 2.
pray thee, bear my former answer back :
bones. I talk not of your soul: our compellid sins
Ibid. iv. 3. Stand more for number than accompt.
Measure for Measure, ii. 4. To Acknow. To confess; to acknowledge. ACCORD. Wish; desire.
Be not acknown on't; I have use for it.
Othello, iii. 3.
ACONITUM. The aconite, or monk's-hood.
Though it do work as strong Thou art said to have a stubborn soul,
As aconitum or rash gunpowder. That apprehends no further than this world,
Henry 4, P. 2, iv. 4.
Courageous Richmond, well hast thou acquit thee.
Richard 3, v. 3. I do assure you he is very great in knowledge, and To ACQUIT. To quit; to be rid of; to release. accordingly valiant. All's well that ends well, ii. 5.
I am glad I am so acquit of this tinder-box.
Merry Wives of Windsor, i. 3.
Twelfth Night, iii. 4.
. 0, these encounterers, so glib of tongue,
Now must your conscience my acquittance seal.
Hamlet, iv. 7.
But if black scandal or foul-fac'd reproach
Attend the sequel of your imposition,
Your mere enforcement shall acquittance me
From all the impure blots and stains thereof.
Richard 3, üi. 7.
Act. Action ; operation ; activity. ACCUSE. Accusation.
But on us both did haggish age
on, And doggèd York, that reaches at the moon,
And wore us out of act. All's well that ends well, i. 2. Whose overweening arm I have pluck'd back,
Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons,
Which at the first are scarce found to distaste,
Burn like the mines of sulphur. Othello, ii. 3.
I will try the forces account; to impeach; to suspect.
Of these thy compounds on such creatures as And for thy life let justice be accus'd.
We count not worth the hanging, Merchant of Venice, iv. 1. To try the vigour of them, and apply Let not my cold words here accuse my zeal.
Allayments to their act.
Cymbeline, i. 5.
Whilst they, distill'd
Almost to jelly with the act of fear,
A shepherd's daughter,
Winter's Tale, iv. Chorus.
Hamlet, ii. 2.
To Adjoin. To join together; to unite.
It is a massy wheel,
Hamlet, iii. 3.
ADJUNCT. Coupled with; consequent upon.
So well, that what you bid me undertake,
To Act. To enforce; to execute.
Here is a hand to hold a sceptre up,
Henry 6, P. 2, v. 1. ACTION. Accusation ; charge; probation.
The bloody book of law
Othello, i. 3.
Winter's Tale, ii. 1. ADAMANT. The magnet.
As true as steel, as plantage to the moon,
Troilus and Cressida, iii. 2. ADDICTION. Inclination.
Some to dance, some to make bonfires, each man to what sport and revels his addiction leads him.
Othello, ii. 2. ADDITION. Name; title; distinction; honour; ;
Macbeth, i. 3.
Hamlet, iv. 4.
Merry Wives of Windsor, iï. 5.
Henry 4, P. 2, iv. 4.
Troilus and Cressida, v. 10.
TO ADHERE. To fit; to be suitable; to belong; to incline to; to esteem.
Nor time nor place
Macbeth, i. 7.
ADOPTION. Addition; imposition; possession; inheritance; acquisition.
I shall not only receive this villanous wrong, but stand under the adoption of abominable terms.
Merry Wives of Windsor, ii. 2.
Yes, and in time,
Cymbeline, v. 5. · ADOPTIOUS. Adopted.
With a world
All's well that ends well, i. 1.
Though we seemed dead, we did but sleep; advantage is a better soldier than rashness.
Henry 5, iii. 5.
Henry 4, P. 1, iii. 2.
Macbeth, v. 4.
King John, iii. 4. To ADVANTAGE. To benefit; to profit.
Stand fast, good Fate, to his hanging ! make the
rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage !
Tempest, i. 2. By this is your brother saved, your honour untainted, the poor Mariana advantaged, and the corrupt deputy foiled. Measure for Measure, iii. 1.
Convey what I will set down to my lady: it shall advantage thee more than ever the bearing of letter did.
Twelfth Night, iv. 2.
ADORNINGS. Decorations ; ornaments.
Her gentlewomen tended her i' the eyes,
Antony and Cleopatra, ii. 2. ADULTERATE. Adulterous.
And the beholders of this frantic play,
Richard 3, iv. 4.
Hamlet, i. 5. To ADULTERATE. To be guilty of adultery.
But Fortune, O!
King John, iii. 1. To ADVANCE. To prefer; to dignify; to lift
up; to raise.
Look you, my good lord,
Coriolanus, i. 6.
Ibid. ii. 1. Advanc'd their eyelids, lifted up
their noses As they smelt music.
Tempest, iv. 1. ADVANTAGE. Amplification ; exaggeration ;
stratagem; policy; occasion; opportunity.
TO ADVERTISE. To teach ; to make known ; to inform.
But I do bend my speech
Measure for Measure, i. 1.
Henry 6, P. 3, v. 3.