Glossary

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fable
fabric
fabulous
face
face-royal
facile
facinerious
facing
fact
faction
factionary
factious
factor
faculty
fade
fadge
fading
fail
fain
faint
faintly
faintness
fair
fairest-boding
fair-faced
fairing
fairly
fairness
fair-play
fairy
faith
faith-breach
faitour
falchion
fall
fallacy
fallen-off
falliable
falling in
falling-from
fallow
false
false a
false-boding
false-faced
false-heart
falsehood
falsely
false-play
falsing
fame
famed
familiar
familiarity
familiarly
famous
famously
fan
fanatical
fancy
fancy-monger
fancy-sick
fane
fang
fangled
fanned
fantasied
fantastic
fantastical
fantastically
fantastico
fantasy
fap
far
farborough
farce
farced
fardel
fare
farewell
far-fet
farm
farrer
farrow
farthingale
fartuous
fashion
fashion a
fashion-monging
fast
fasten
fastened
fasting
fastly
fat
fatal
fatal-plotted
fate
fated
father
fatherly
fathom
fatigate
fatness
fat-witted
faucet-seller
fault
faultful
faulty
Fauste
favour
favoured
favourite
fawn
fazed
fealty
fear
feared
fearful
fearfully
fear-surprised
feast-finding
feasting
feat
feather
feathered
featly
feature
fecks
fedary
fee
fee a
feeble
feed
feeder
feeding
fee-farm
fee-grief
feel
feeling
feelingly
fee-simple
feeze
feign
feigned
feigning
felicitate
felicity
fell
fell-lurking
fellow
fellowly
fellowship
felly
felonious
female
femitar
fen
fence
fenced
fennel
fenny
fen-sucked
feodory
fere
fern-seed
ferret
fertile
ferula
fervency
fescue
fester
festinate
festinately
festival
fet
fetch
fetter
fettle
fever
feverous
few
fewness and truth
fia
fichew
fico
fidelity
fidiuse
fie
field
field-bed
fielded
fiend
fierce
fiery
fife
fift
fifteen
fig
fight
figo
figure
figured
filbert
file
filed
fill
fillet
fill-horse
fillip
filly
film
filth
filthy
find
finder
fine
fine a
fine-baited
fineless
finely
finger
finical
finish
finny
firago
fire
firebrand
fire-drake
fire-ill
fire-new
firing
firk
firm
first
first-conceived
firstling
fisher
fisnomy
fist
fisting
fistula
fit
fitchew
fitful
fitly
fitment
fitness
fives
fix
fixed
fixture
fixure
flag
flagging
flake
flaky
flame
flamen
flaming
flanker
flap-dragon
flap-dragons
flap-eared
flap-mouthed
flare
flash
flask
flat
flat-long
flatly
flatness
flatter
flattering
flattering-sweet
flattery
flaunt
flaw
flawed
flax-wench
flayed
fleckled
fledge
fleece
fleer
fleering
fleet
fleeting
fleet-winged
flesh
fleshed
flesh-fly
fleshly
fleshment
fleshmonger
fleur-de-lis
flewed
flexible
flexure
flidge
flight
flighty
flinch
fling
flint
flint-heart
flinty
flirt
flirt-gill
flock
flood
flote
flour
flourish
flout
flouting
flouting-stock
flow
flower-de-luce
floweret
flowering
flowing
flush
flushing
flux
fluxive
fly
fly-blowing
flying-off
fob off
foh
foil
foin
foining
foison
fold
folded
follow
follower
folly
folly-fallen
fond
fond a
fondling
fondly
fondness
fool
fool and feather
fool-begged
foolish
foolish-compounded
foot
foot a
foot b
foot c
footboy
footcloth
footing
foot-landraker
footman
footsteps
fop
fopped
foppery
foppish
for
forage
foragement
forbear
forbearance
forbod
force
forced
forceless
fordo
fore
fore-advise
fore-bemoaned
forecast
foredone
fore-end
forego
foregoer
foregone
forehand
forehead
forehorse
foreknow
foreknowing
forenoon
forepast
fore-rank
fore-recited
forerun
foresaid
foresay
foresee
foreshow
foreskirt
forespent
fore-spurrer
forestall
forestalled
foretell
forethink
fore-vouched
foreward
forfeit
forfeiter
forfeiture
forfend
forfended
forge
forged
forgery
forget
forgetfulness
forgetive
forging
forgive
forgo
fork
forked
forlorn
form
formal
former
fornicatress
forsake
forseal
forslow
forsooth
forspeak
forspent
forswear
forswearing
forsworn
forted
forth
forthcoming
forthright
forthy
fortitude
fortunate
fortune
forward
forwardness
forwearied
foster up
foster-nurse
foul
fouled
foulness
foundation
founded
founder
fount
fountain
foutre
fowl
fox
foxship
fracted
fraction
fragment
frailty
frame
framed
frampold
franchise
franchised
Francisco
francoyes
frank
franklin
frankly
frantic
fraud
fraudful
fraught
fraughtage
fraughting
fray
free
freedom
freely
freeness
freestone
French crown
French-crown-colour
frenzy
frequent
fresh
fret
fretful
fretted
fretting
friend
friending
friendly
friendship
frieze
fright
frighted
frightful
frippery
frisk
friskin
frivolous
frock
frolic
from
front
front a
frontier
fronting
frontlet
frosty
froth
froward
frown
fructify
fruit
fruitful
fruitfully
fruitfulness
fruitless
frush
frustrate
frutify
fry
fub
fugitive
fulfil
fulfilling
full
full a
full b
full-acorned
fullam
full-charged
fuller
full-fortuned
full-fraught
full-gorged
full-hearted
fulness
fulsome
fume
fumiter
fumitory
function
furbished
furious
furnace
furnish
furnished
furnishing
furniture
furred
furrow-weed
further
furtherance
fury
fury-innocent
furze
fust
fustian
fustilarian
fusty
fut
futurely
false (adj.) 1treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.) 2disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.) 3sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.) 4wrong, mistaken
false (adj.) 5defective, weak, inadequate
false (adj.) 6illegitimate, bastard
false (adj.) 7unfair, unjust, double-crossing
false (adj.) 8[of an instrument or voice] out of tune, discordant
false (adv.) 1slanderously, faithlessly, with such calumny
false (adv.) 2unfairly, with a trick, cheatingly
false (adv.) 3wrongly, erroneously, in error
false (n.)  false person, deceiver
false (v.)  make false, betray, corrupt
false fire  discharge of blank cartridges
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AC IV.xii.25 [Antony alone, of Cleopatra] O this false soul of Egypt!
CE IV.iv.99 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Adriana] Dissembling harlot, thou art false in all
CE IV.iv.102 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Adriana] with these nails I'll pluck out these false eyes / That would behold in me this shameful sport
Cor III.ii.15 [Coriolanus to Volumnia] Would you have me / False to my nature? [or: sense 2]
Cor V.vi.113 [Coriolanus to Aufidius] False hound!
Cym I.vii.1 [Innogen alone] A father cruel, and a step-dame false
Cym III.ii.4 [Pisanio alone, as if to Posthumus] What false Italian ... hath prevailed / On thy too ready hearing?
Cym III.iii.66 [Belarius to Guiderius and Arviragus] two villains, whose false oaths prevailed
Cym III.iv.59 [Innogen to Pisanio] True honest men, being heard like false Aeneas, / Were in his time thought false
Cym III.iv.64 [Innogen to Pisanio] Goodly and gallant shall be false and perjured / From thy great fail
Cym III.iv.86 [Innogen to Pisanio, of the letters of Posthumus] thus may poor fools / Believe false teachers
Cym III.v.159 [Pisanio alone, of Cloten] true to thee / Were to prove false, which I will never be
Cym III.vi.15 [Innogen alone, as if to Posthumus] Thou art one o'th'false ones!
Cym III.vii.61 [Innogen to herself, of Guiderius and Arviragus] I'ld change my sex to be companion with them, / Since Leonatus false
Cym IV.iii.42 [Pisanio alone] Wherein I am false, I am honest; not true, to be true
Cym V.v.148 [Iachimo to Cymbeline] my false spirits / Quail to remember
E3 III.iii.60 [King John to King Edward] I hold thee for a false pernicious wretch
2H4 IV.ii.25 [Prince John to Archbishop] [you] Imply the countenance and grace of heaven / As a false favourite doth his prince's name, / In deeds dishonourable
1H6 I.ii.150 [Charles to all, of Pucelle] No prophet will I trust if she prove false
1H6 II.ii.21 [Talbot to all] I muse we met not with the Dauphin's grace ... / Nor any of his false confederates
1H6 II.iv.74 [Somerset to Richard] Where false Plantagenet dare not be seen
1H6 IV.i.63 [Gloucester to all, of Burgundy] Can this be so? / That in alliance, amity, and oaths / There should be found such false dissembling guile?
1H6 IV.iv.20 [Lucy to Somerset] You, his false hopes
2H6 I.iv.39 [Bolingbroke to Spirit] False fiend, avoid!
2H6 II.iv.53 [Duchess to Gloucester] impious Beaufort, that false priest
2H6 III.i.168 [Gloucester to King] I shall not want false witness to condemn me
2H6 III.i.205 [King to all, as if to Gloucester] is the hour to come / That e'er I proved thee false or feared thy faith
2H6 III.i.322 [Suffolk to all] But now return we to the false Duke Humphrey
2H6 III.ii.203 [Warwick to Suffolk] What dares not Warwick, if false Suffolk dare him?
2H6 III.ii.220 [Warwick to Suffolk] I would, false murderous coward, on thy knee / Make thee beg pardon for thy passed speech
2H6 IV.i.87 [Lieutenant to Suffolk] The false revolting Normans thorough thee / Disdain to call us lord
2H6 IV.iv.37 [First Messenger to King] All scholars, lawyers, courtiers, gentlemen, / They call false caterpillars and intend their death
2H6 V.i.91 [York to King] False King! Why hast thou broken faith with me
3H6 I.i.52 [King to all, of York] Backed by the power of Warwick, that false peer
3H6 II.ii.149 [Edward to Queen] ne'er was Agamemnon's brother wronged / By that false woman, as this king by thee
3H6 III.iii.223 [Lewis to Messenger] false Edward, thy supposed king
H8 I.i.222 [Buckingham to all] My surveyor is false
H8 III.i.115 [Queen Katherine to Wolsey and Campeius] Woe upon ye, / And all such false professors!
KJ III.i.2 [Constance to Arthur and Salisbury] False blood to false blood joined
KJ V.iv.28 [Melun to all, of his warning] Why should I then be false, since it is true / That I must die here, and live hence by truth?
KL III.iv.89 [Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear, of himself] false of heart, light of ear, bloody of hand
KL III.vi.55 [Lear to Edgar as Poor Tom or the Fool, of an imaginary person] False justicer, why hast thou let her 'scape?
KL III.vii.49 [Regan to Cornwall, of Gloucester being more than ‘cunning’] And false
KL V.iii.6 [Cordelia to Lear] For thee, oppressed King, I am cast down; / Myself could else out-frown false Fortune's frown
KL V.iii.132 [disguised Edgar to Edmund] thou art a traitor, / False to thy gods, thy brother, and thy father
LC 52 [of the woman] Cried O false blood thou register of lies
LLL IV.iii.60 [Longaville to himself, reading a paper] Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye ... / Persuade my heart to this false perjury?
LLL V.ii.767 [Berowne to the ladies] We to ourselves prove false / By being once false for ever to be true /To those that make us both
Luc 48 [of Tarquin] O rash false heat, wrapped in repentant cold
Luc 50 [of Tarquin] When at Collatium this false lord arrived, / Well was he welcomed by the Roman dame
Luc 77 [] Rather than triumph in so false a foe
Luc 86 [of Lucrece and Tarquin] This earthly saint adored by this devil / Little suspecteth the false worshipper
Luc 228 [Tarquin] Will not ... my false heart bleed?
Luc 292 [of Lucrece and Collatine] That eye which him beholds, as more divine, / Unto a view so false will not incline
Luc 888 [Lucrece as if to opportunity] Thou ravisher, thou traitor, thou false thief
Luc 927 [Lucrece as if to time] Eater of youth, false slave to false delight
Luc 1075 [Lucrece] I will not ... hide the truth of this false night's abuses
Luc 1197 [Lucrece to Collatine] Myself thy friend will kill myself thy foe; / And for my sake serve thou false Tarquin so
Luc 1512 [] blushing red no guilty instance gave, / Nor ashy pale the fear that false hearts have
Luc 1517 []False creeping craft and perjury
Luc 1560 [] So Priam's trust false Sinon's tears doth flatter
Luc 1743 [of Lucrece] Some of her blood still pure and red remained, / And some looked black, and that false Tarquin stained
MA IV.ii.21 [Dogberry to Borachio and Conrade] you are little better than false knaves
MA V.i.205 [Dogberry to Don Pedro, of Borachio and Conrade] they have committed false report
MA V.i.230 [Borachio to all] The lady is dead upon mine and my master's false accusation
Mac I.vii.82 [Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] False face must hide what the false heart doth know
Mac II.iii.134 [Malcolm to Donalbain] To show an unfelt sorrow is an office / Which the false man does easy
Mac IV.iii.58 [Malcolm to Macduff, of Macbeth] I grant him bloody, / Luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful
Mac IV.iii.130 [Malcolm to Macduff] My first false speaking / Was this upon myself
Mac V.iii.7 [Macbeth to all, as if to the departed thanes] fly, false thanes, / And mingle with the English epicures
MM IV.i.59 [disguised Duke to himself] O place and greatness, millions of false eyes / Are stuck upon thee
MW I.i.64 [Evans to all] I do despise a liar as I do despise one that is false
MW.I.i.148 [Evans to all, of Pistol] it is false, if it is a pickpurse
Oth III.iii.120 [Othello to Iago, of Iago's hesitations] such things in a false disloyal knave / Are tricks of custom
Oth III.iii.135 [Iago to Othello, of his thoughts] say they are vile and false?
PassP I.4 [Pilgrim, of his love] she might think me some untutored youth, / Unskilful in the world's false forgeries
PassP III.3 [Pilgrim, to his love] Did not the heavenly rhetoric of thine eye ... / Persuade my heart to this false perjury?
R2 I.i.91 [Bolingbroke to King Richard, of Mowbray] a false traitor and injurious villain
R2 I.i.125 [Mowbray to Bolingbroke] Through the false passage of thy throat thou liest!
R2 I.iii.106 [First Herald] On pain to be found false and recreant
R2 II.iii.84 [York to Bolingbroke] Show me thy humble heart, and not thy knee, / Whose duty is deceivable and false [or: sense 3]
R3 I.i.36 [Richard alone] if King Edward be as true and just / As I am subtle, false, and treacherous
R3 I.ii.194 [Anne to Richard, of his heart and tongue] I fear me both are false
R3 I.iii.26 [Derby to Queen Elizabeth, of the Countess Richmond] [do] not believe / The envious slanders of her false accusers
R3 I.iv.51 [Clarence to Keeper, of a voice in his dream] What scourge for perjury / Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?
R3 I.iv.205 [Second Murderer to Clarence, of God's vengeance] doth he hurl on thee / For false forswearing and for murder too
R3 III.i.15 [Richard to Prince Edward, of his uncles] God keep you from them, and from such false friends!
R3 III.v.48 [Lord Mayor to Richard, of Hastings supposed treachery] He deserved his death, / And your good graces both have well proceeded / To warn false traitors from the like attempts
R3 IV.iv.493 [Derby to King Richard] I never was nor never will be false
TC V.vi.6 [Troilus to Diomedes] Turn thy false face, thou traitor
Tem I.ii.77 [Prospero to Miranda] Thy false uncle
Tem I.ii.92 [Prospero to Miranda] I ... in my false brother / Awaked an evil nature
TG IV.i.28 [Valentine to Outlaws, of a supposed killing] I slew him manfully in fight, / Without false vantage or base treachery
TG IV.ii.1 [Proteus alone] Already have I been false to Valentine [or: sense 2]
TG IV.iv.102 [Julia alone] Unless I prove false traitor to myself
TN V.i.84 [Antonio to Orsino, of supposed Sebastian] his false cunning ... / Taught him to face me out of his acquaintance
TNK II.i.226 [Palamon to Arcite, of Emilia] Thou art a traitor, Arcite, and a fellow / False as thy title to her
TNK II.i.263 [Palamon to Arcite] O that now, that now / Thy false self and thy friend had but this fortune / To be one hour at liberty
TNK III.i.37 [Palamon to Arcite] falsest cousin / That ever blood made kin
TNK III.vi.142 [Palamon to Theseus, of Arcite] A bolder traitor never trod thy ground, / A falser ne'er seemed friend
TS IV.iii.31 [Katherina to Grumio] Go, get thee gone, thou false deluding slave
Ven 942 [Venus as if to death] Thy mark is feeble age; but thy false dart / Mistakes that aim, and cleaves an infant's heart
WT II.i.48 [Leontes to Lord, of Camillo and Polixenes] That false villain / Whom I employed was pre-employed by him
WT III.ii.30 [Hermione to Leontes] innocence shall make / False accusation blush
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