Glossary

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baby
baccare, backare
bacchanal
bachelor
back
backare
backbite
backfriend
backing
backside
backsword
back-trick
backward
backwardly
bacon
bacon-fed
bad
bade
badge
baffle
bag
baggage
bagpipe
bail
bailiff
bait
baiting-place
bake
baked meats
balance
bald
baldric, baldrick
bale
baleful
balk
ball
ballad
ballasting
ballet
ballow
balm
balmy
balsam
balsamum
ban
bancrout, bankrout, bankerout
band
bandetto, banditto
ban-dog
bandy
bandying
bane
bang
bank
banket
bankrout, bankerout
banneret
banning
banquet, banket
banquet, running
bar
barbarism
Barbary cock-pigeon
Barbary hen
barbed
barber-monger
bare
bare-bone
bare-boned
bare-gnawn
barely
bareness
barful
baring
bark
bark about
barked
barky
barley broth
barley-break
barm
barn
barnacle
barren
barrenness
barren-spirited
barricado
barrow
Bartholomew boar-pig
Bartholomew-tide
base
base viol
base-born
base-court
baseless
basely
baseness
bashful
basilisk
basis
basket-hilt
bass viol, base viol
bass, base
bastard
bastardizing
bastardly
bastardy
baste
bastinado
bat
batch
bate
bate-breeding
bated
bateless
bat-fowling
batler, batlet
battalia
batten
battery
battle
battled
batty
bauble
baubling, bawbling
baulk, balk
bavian
bavin
bawcock
bawd
bawdry
bawdy
bawdy-house
bay
be
beached
beachy
bead
beadle
beadsman
beak
beam
bear
bear a
bearard
beard
bearer
bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord
bearing
bearing-cloth
bearward
beast
beastly
beat
beaten
beating
beauty
beauty-waning
beaver
because
bechance
beck
becking
beckon
beckoning
become
becomed
becoming
bedashed
bedazzle
bed-blotting
bedded
bedew
bedfellow
bed-hanger
bedim
Bedlam
bed-presser
bedred
bedrench
bedrid, bed-rid, bedred
bed-right
bed-swerver
bed-vow
bedward, to
beefs
beef-witted
beer / ale, small
beesome
beest
beest-eating
beetle
beetle-headed
befall
befall of
before
before-breach
beforehand
before-time
befortune
beg
beget
beggar
beggared
beggar-fear
beggarly
beggary
begird
begnaw
beguild
beguile
beguiling
behalf
behaviour
behest
behind
behindhand
behold
beholden
beholding
behoof
behoofeful
behove
behoveful, behoofeful
behowl
being
being that
belch
belching
beldam
be-lee
belie
belief
belike
bell
bellman
bell-wether
belly
belly doublet
belly-god
belly-pinched
belock
belong
belonging
beloving
bemadding
bemeet
bemete, be-mete
bemoaning
bemock
bemocked-at
bemoil
bemonster, be-monster
ben venuto
bench
bencher
bench-hole
bend
bending
beneath
benediction
benefactor
benefice
benefit
benet
benevolence
benison
bent
benumbed
bepaint
bepray
bequeath
berattle
beray
bereave
bereaved
berhyme, be-rime
Bermoothes
berrord
bescreen
beseech
beseek
beseem
beseeming
beset
beshrew, 'shrew
beside
besides
besiege
beslubber
besmear
besmirch
besom
besonian, bezonian
besort
bespeak
bespice
bespoke
best
best a
bestained
best-boding
best-conditioned
bestead, bested
bestir
best-moving
bestow
bestowing
bestraught
bestrew
bestride
best-tempered
betake
beteem, beteene
beteene
bethink
bethinking
bethought
bethump
betide
betime
betimes
betossed
betray
betrim
better
bettered
betumbled
between
betwixt
bevel
bevy
beware
bewasted
beweep
bewet
bewhore
bewitchment
bewray
bezonian
bias
bias-drawing
bibble-babble
bid
bid the base / bass
biddy
bide
bide upon
biding
bifold, by-fold
big
biggen
bigger-looked
bigness
bilbo
bilboes
bile
bill
billet
billing
bind
bind in
bind up
bird
bird-bolt, burbolt
birding
birdlime
birth
birth-child
birthdom
birthright
bis
bisson
bit
bite
bite one's thumb
bite one's tongue
biting
bitter
bitumed
blab
blabber
blabbing
black
blackamoor
black-cornered
bladder
blade
bladed
blain
blame
blameful
blank
blank charter
blaspheme
blast
blasted
blasting
blastment
blaze
blazon
blazoned
blazoning
bleak
blear
bleared
bleed
bleeding
blench
blend
blent
bless
blessed, blest
blessedly
blind
blindness
blind-worm
blinking
blister
blistered
blithe
bloat
block
blockish
blood
blood-boltered
blood-drinking
blood-sized
bloody
bloody-minded
bloomed
blossoms
blot
blot out
blow
blown
blowt
blowze
blubbered
blue
bluebottle
blue-cap
blunt
blur
blurt
blurt at
blushing
bluster
blusterer
blustering
blusterous
board
boast off
bob
bobtail
bode
bodement
bodge
boding
bodkin
body
body forth
bodykins
boggle
boggler
Bohemian-Tartar
boiled
boiled-brain
boisterous
boisterously
bold
bolden
boldened
boldness
bolin
bollen
bolster
bolt
bolted
bolter
bolting
bolting-hutch
bombard, bumbard
bombast, bumbast
bona-roba
bond
bondage
bondmaid
bondman
bondslave
bone
bone-ache, Neapolitan
bonnet
bonny
book
bookish
book-man
book-mate
book-oath
boon
boor
boorish
boot
boot-hose
bootless
bo-peep
border
bordering
bore
boresprit
borne
borrow
borrowed
bosky
bosom
bosomed
bossed
botch
botcher
botchy
both
both-sides
bots
bottle
bottle-ale
bottled
bottom
bottomless
boughs
bought and sold
bounce
bouncing
bound
bound a
bounded
bounden
bounding
bounteous
bounteously
bounty
bourn
bout
bow
bow hand
bow-back
bowed
bowels
bower
bowget
bowling, bowline
box-tree
boy
boy-queller
brabble
brabbler
brace
braced
bracelet
brach
brag
braggardism, braggartism
bragged
bragging
bragless
braid
braided
brain
brained
brainish
brainsick, brain-sick
brain-sickly
brake
bran
branch
branched
branchless
brand
brandish
brass
brass, braze
brassy
brat
brave
bravely
bravery
braving
brawl
brawling
brawn
brawn-buttock
braze
brazen
brazen-faced
brazier
breach
bread
bread-chipper
break
break a
breaking
break-neck
break-promise
break-vow
breast
breath
breathe
breathed
breather
breathing
breathing while
breathless
breech
breeching
breed
breed-bate
breeder
breeding
breese, breeze
brew
brewage
brewed
brew-house
briar
bribed
briber
bridal
bride
bride-habited
bridehouse
bridle
brief
briefly
briefness
brim
brimmed
brinded
brine
brine-pit
bring
bring a
bringing up
bringing-forth
brinish
brisk
brisky
Britain
Brittaine
broach
broached
broad
broad-fronted
brock
brogue
broil
broke
broken
broker, broker-between
broker-lackey
broking
brooch
brood
brood, on
brooded
brook
broom-grove
broomstaff
brother
brotherhood
brought abed / to bed
brow
brow-bind
brown
browny
browse
bruise
bruising
bruit
brunt
brush
bubble
bubukle, bubuncle
buck
buck-basket
bucket
bucking
buckle
buckler
buckram, buckrom
buck-washing
bud
budge, bodge
budger
budget
buff
buffet
bug
bugbear
bugle
bugle-bracelet
building
bulk
bull-beef
bullet
bull's-pizzle
bully
bully rook
bulwark
bum-baily, bum-bailiff
bumbard
bumbast
bunch-backed
bung
buoy up
bur
burbolt
burden
burdened, burthened
burdenous
burden-wise
burdock
burgher
burgomaster
burgonet
burial
burly-boned
burn
burnet
burning zone
burnt
burr
burst
burthen
bury
bush
business
buskined
busky
buss
bustling
busy
but
butcherly
butchery
butler
butt
butt-end
butter
butter-woman
buttery
buttery bar
button
buttoned
butt-shaft
buxom
buy
buzz
buzzard
buzzer
buzzing
by
by and by
by any means
by-dependance
by-drinking
by-fold
by-gone
byle, bile
by-past
by-peep
by-room
by-word
brave (adj.) 1fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.) 2noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.) 3audacious, daring, bold
brave (adj.) 4defiant, insolent, impudent
brave (n.)  boast, bravado, blustering threat
brave (v.) 1challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.) 2make splendid, adorn, brighten up
brave (v.) 3swagger, act boastfully, show off
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AC I.v.38 [Cleopatra to Alexas] How goes it with my brave Mark Antony?
AC III.xiii.164 [Cleopatra to Antony] The next Caesarion smite, / Till by degrees the memory of my womb, / Together with my brave Egyptians all ... / Lie graveless
AC IV.vii.4 [Scarus to Antony, of their deeds in the battle] O my brave emperor, this is fought indeed! [or: sense 3]
AC IV.xiv.98 [Antony alone] My queen and Eros / Have by their brave instruction got upon me / A nobleness in record
AC IV.xv.85 [Cleopatra to Charmian and Iras] what's brave, what's noble, / Let's do't after the high Roman fashion
AC V.ii.333 [Caesar to all, of the death of Cleopatra] Bravest at the last
AW I.ii.28 [King to Bertram, of Bertram's father] He ... was / Discipled of the bravest
AYL III.iii.90 [Touchstone to Sir Oliver] O brave Oliver
Cor I.iv.25 [Martius to Lartius] Advance, brave Titus
Cor IV.ii.38 [Volumnia to Brutus] You have done a brave deed
Cor V.i.31 [Menenius to all, of Cominius] this brave fellow
Cym I.ii.97 [Innogen to Queen, of Cloten] Your son's my father's friend, he takes his part / To draw upon an exile. O brave sir!
Cym IV.ii.319 [Innogen alone, of the body she believes to be Posthumus] this most bravest vessel of the world
E3 II.ii.199 [King Edward to those outside] Warwick, my son, Derby, Artois, and Audley, / Brave warriors all, where are you all this while?
E3 III.iv.75 [Derby to Prince Edward] Welcome, brave Prince!
Ham IV.vii.87 [Claudius to Laertes, of Lamord] [he] to such wondrous doing brought his horse / As had he been incorpsed and demi-natured / With the brave beast
1H4 I.i.53 [Westmorland to King Henry] brave Archibald, / That ever valiant and approved Scot
1H4 IV.i.7 [Hotspur to Douglas] a braver place / In my heart's love hath no man than yourself
1H4 V.i.89 [Prince Hal to King Henry, of Hotspur] I do not think a braver gentleman ... is now alive / To grace this latter age with noble deeds
1H4 V.ii.86 [Hotspur to all] If [we] die, brave death when princes die with us!
1H4 V.iv.86 [Prince Hal to dead Hotspur, completing his ‘And food for -’] For worms, brave Percy
H5 IV.ii.3 [Orleans to all, of their mood] O brave spirit!
H5 IV.vi.7 [Exeter to King Henry, of York covered in blood] In which array, brave soldier, doth he lie
H5 IV.viii.94 [King Henry to all] the brave Sir Guichard Dauphin
1H6 I.iv.28 [Talbot to all] The Duke of Bedford had a prisoner / Called the brave Lord Ponton de Santrailles
1H6 III.ii.101 [Talbot to Burgundy] And now no more ado, brave Burgundy
1H6 III.ii.134 [Talbot to all, of Bedford] A braver soldier never couched lance
1H6 III.iii.41 [Pucelle to Burgundy] Brave Burgundy, undoubted hope of France
1H6 III.iii.86 [Charles to Burgundy] Welcome, brave Duke
1H6 .III.iv.16 [King to Talbot] Welcome, brave captain and victorious lord!
1H6 IV.iii.34 [Lucy to Richard] God take mercy on brave Talbot's soul
1H6 IV.vi.24 [Talbot to John, as if to the Bastard] that pure blood of mine / Which thou didst force from Talbot, my brave boy
1H6 V.iii.146 [Reignier to Suffolk] Welcome, brave Earl, into our territories
2H6 I.i.73 [Gloucester to all] Brave peers of England
2H6 IV.ii.60 [Cade to all] Be brave then; for your captain is brave, and vows reformation
2H6 V.i.144 [York to Clifford, of Salisbury and Warwick] Call hither to the stake my two brave bears
2H6 V.ii.20 [York to Clifford] With thy brave bearing should I be in love
3H6 I.iv.66 [Queen to Clifford and Northumberland] Brave warriors
3H6 II.i.35 [Edward to Richard] we, the sons of brave Plantagenet
3H6 II.i.108 [Warwick to Edward and Richard] at Wakefield ... / Where your brave father breathed his latest gasp
3H6 II.i.208 [Warwick to all] Why then it sorts, brave warriors
3H6 IV.vii.86 [Edward to all] Come on, brave soldiers; doubt not of the day
3H6 V.iv.52 [Oxford to Richmond] O brave young Prince!
3H6 V.iv.67 [Edward to all] Brave followers, yonder stands the thorny wood
3H6 V.vii.6 [Edward to all, of the two Northumberlands] two braver men / Ne'er spurred their coursers at the trumpet's sound
3H6 V.vii.10 [Edward to all] The two brave bears, Warwick and Montague
H8 IV.i.40 [Second Gentleman to First Gentleman, of Surrey] A bold brave gentleman
JC II.i.314 [Brutus to Ligarius] O, what a time have you chose out, brave Caius, / To wear a kerchief!
JC II.i.322 [Ligarius to Brutus] Brave son, derived from honourable loins!
JC III.i.204 [Antony to dead Caesar] Here wast thou bayed, brave hart
JC V.iii.80 [Titinius to dead Cassius] Why didst thou send me forth, brave Cassius?
KJ II.i.1 [King Philip to Austria] Before Angiers well met, brave Austria
KJ V.ii.44 [Lewis the Dauphin to Salisbury] O, what a noble combat hast thou fought / Between compulsion and a brave respect!
KJ V.vi.13 [Hubert to Bastard] Brave soldier, pardon me
LLL V.ii.663 [Princess to Armado] Speak, brave Hector
Luc 1430 [of the Trojans] their brave hope, bold Hector
Mac I.ii.5 [Malcolm to Captain] Hail, brave friend!
Mac I.ii.16 [Captain to Duncan] brave Macbeth--well he deserves that name
MM IV.iii.15 [Pompey alone] brave Master Shoe-tie the great traveller
MND III.ii.70 [Hermia to Demetrius, of Lysander] And hast thou killed him sleeping? O, brave touch!
Oth I.iii.288 [First Senator to Othello] Adieu, brave Moor
Oth II.i.38 [Montano to all] Let's to the sea-side ... to throw out our eyes for brave Othello
Oth V.i.31 [Othello to himself] O brave Iago, honest and just
R2 II.iii.99 [York to Bolingbroke] brave Gaunt, thy father
R3 I.ii.239 [Richard alone, of Anne] Hath she forgot already that brave prince, Edward
R3 I.iv.224 [First Murderer to Clarence] gallant-springing brave Plantagenet, / That princely novice
RJ III.i.116 [Benvolio to Romeo] brave Mercutio is dead!
RJ III.i.145 [Benvolio to Prince, of Tybalt] That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio
Sonn 15.8 [] When I perceive that men ... wear their brave state out of memory
TC I.ii.186 [Pandarus to Cressida] That's Aeneas; is not that a brave man?
TC I.ii.201 [Pandarus to Cressida] There's a brave man, niece. - O brave Hector! Look how he looks! There's a countenance! Is't not a brave man?
TC I.ii.214 [Pandarus to Cressida, of Paris passing by] Why, this is brave now.
TC I.ii.228 [Pandarus to Cressida] Brave Troilus, the prince of chivalry!
TC II.ii.204 [Troilus to Hector] I presume brave Hector would not lose / So rich advantage of a promised glory
TC III.iii.140 [Ulysses to all] They clap the lubber Ajax on the shoulder, / As if his foot were on brave Hector's breast
TC V.i.66 [Acvhilles to Hector] Welcome, brave Hector
TC V.iii.35 [Hector to Troilus] doubt thou not, brave boy, / I'll stand today for thee, and me, and Troy
Tem I.ii.206 [Prospero to Ariel] My brave spirit!
Tem I.ii.412 [Miranda to Prospero, of Ferdinand] It carries a brave form
Tem I.ii.439 [Ferdinand to Prospero, of who was on the wrecked ship] the Duke of Milan / And his brave son being twain
Tem I.ii.440 [Prospero to himself, of Ferdinand's mention of ‘the Duke of Milan and his brave son’] The Duke of Milan / And his more braver daughter could control thee
Tem II.i.185 [Gonzalo to Antonio and Sebastian] You are gentlemen of brave mettle
Tem II.ii.115 [Caliban to himself, of Stephano] That's a brave god, and bears celestial liquor
Tem III.ii.104 [Stephano to Caliban, of Miranda] Is it so brave a lass?
Tem V.i.261 [Caliban to himself, of the people he sees] O Setebos, these be brave spirits indeed!
Tim I.ii.54 [Apemantus to Timon, of Second Lord] A brave fellow.
Tim IV.iii.91 [Alcibiades to Timon] I have but little gold of late, brave Timon
Tit IV.ii.135 [Aaron to Chiron and Demetrius] Why, so, brave lords
Tit V.i.9 [First Goth to Lucius] Brave slip, sprung from the great Andronicus
TNK II.iv.22 [Hippolyta to all, of disguised Arcite] his body / And fiery mind illustrate a brave father
TNK III.i.78 [Palamon to Arcite] brave souls in shades / That have died manly
TNK III.i.81 [Palamon to Arcite] thou art brave and noble
TNK III.vi.43 [Palamon to Arcite] thou art so brave an enemy / That no man but thy cousin's fit to kill thee
TNK III.vi.233 [Pirithous to Emilia, of persuading Thesus] Urge it home, brave lady
TNK IV.ii.73 [Mesenger to Theseus, of the Knights] Six braver spirits / Than these they have brought - I never saw
TNK V.i.167 [Emilia to herself] this battle shall confound / Both these brave knights
TNK V.iii.4 [Emilia to all] Every blow that falls / Threats a brave life
TNK V.iii.115 [Theseus to Emilia, of Arcite talking about Palamon] He speaks now of as brave a knight as e'er / Did spur a noble steed
TNK V.iv.95 [Palamon to dead Arcite] Thy brave soul seek Elysium!
WT V.i.135 [Leontes to Florizel] I lost ... the society, / Amity too, of your brave father
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