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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secret-false (adj.)
AC I.iii.29 [Cleopatra to Antony] Why should I think you can be mine, and true ... / Who have been false to Fulvia?
AC IV.xv.44 [Cleopatra to Antony] let me rail so high / That the false housewife Fortune break her wheel
AYL III.iv.29 [Celia as Aliena to Rosalind as Ganymede] the oath of lover is no stronger than the word of a tapster; they are both the confirmer of false reckonings [also: sense 4]
CE II.ii.146 [Adriana to Antipholus of Syracuse] from my false hand cut the wedding ring
Cym I.vi.43 [Cornelius to himself, of the Queen] She is fooled / With a most false effect; and I the truer, / So to be false with her [second instance]
Cym II.iv.34 [Posthumus to Iachimo, of Innogen] let her beauty / Look through a casement to allure false hearts, / And be false with them
Cym II.iv.113 [Posthumus to all, of Innogen] O, above measure false!
Cym III.iv.41 [Innogen to Pisanio, of Posthumus] False to his bed? What is it to be false?
Cym III.iv.45 [Innogen to Pisanio, of her behaviour] That's false to's bed, is it?
Cym III.v.159 [Pisanio alone, as if to Cloten] true to thee / Were to prove false
Cym IV.iii.42 [Pisanio alone] Wherein I am false, I am honest
E3 I.i.117 [Lorraine to King Edward, of Artois' position] That is most false, should most of all be true
Ham I.iii.80 [Polonius to Laertes] to thine own self be true, / And it must follow ... / Thou canst not then be false to any man
Ham III.iv.46 [Hamlet to Gertrude, of her action] makes marriage vows / As false as dicers' oaths
Ham IV.v.174 [Ophelia to Laertes] It is the false steward, that stole his master's daughter
1H4 I.ii.153 [Falstaff to Poins] the true prince may--for recreation sake--prove a false thief [or: sense 1]
1H4 II.i.95 [Chamberlain to Gadshill, of receiving a share in a robbery, responding to Gadshill referring to himself as a ‘true man’] rather let me have it as you are a false thief
2H4 III.i.85 [Warwick to King Henry IV] King Richard might create a perfect guess / That great Northumberland, then false to him, / Would of that seed grow to a greater falseness
KL III.iv.88 [Edgar as Poor Tom to all, of himself] false of heart
MV V.i.189 [Portia to Bassanio] your false heart of truth
MW II.ii.277 [Ford alone] See the hell of having a false woman!
MND I.i.174 [Hermia to Lysander] by that fire which burned the Carthage queen / When the false Trojan under sail was seen
Oth I.iii.392 [Iago alone, of Cassio] framed to make women false
Oth III.iii.275 [Othello to himself, of Desdemona] If she be false, O, then heaven mocks itself!
Oth III.iii.330 [Othello to himself, of Desdemona] Ha, ha, false to me!
Oth IV.ii.38 [Othello to Desdemona] Heaven truly knows that thou art false as hell
Oth IV.ii.39 [Desdemona to Othello] How am I false?
Oth V.ii.135 [Othello to Emilia, of Desdemona] She was false as water
Oth V.ii.172 [Emilia to Iago, of Othello] He says thou told'st him that his wife was false
PassP VII.6 [Pilgrim, of his love] A lily pale, with damask dye to grace her; / None fairer, nor none falser to deface her
R3 IV.iv.208 [Queen Elizabeth to King Richard] I'll ... / Slander myself as false to Edward's bed
R3 V.i.15 [Buckingham to Sheriff, of King Edward] I was found / False to his children and his wife's allies
R3 V.i.17 [Buckingham to Sheriff] This is the day wherein I wished to fall / By the false faith of him whom most I trusted
RJ II.ii.92 [Juliet to Romeo] if thou swearest, / Thou mayst prove false
Sonn 20.4 [] A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted / With shifting change, as is false women's fashion
Sonn 41.14 [][of a twofold truth] Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee, / Thine by thy beauty being false to me
Sonn 92.14 [] Thou mayst be false, and yet I know it not
Sonn 93.7 [] In many's looks, the false heart's history / Is writ in moods and frowns and wrinkles strange
Sonn 109.1 [] O never say that I was false of heart
Sonn 121.5 []">why should others' false adulterate eyes / Give salutation to my sportive blood?
Sonn 142.7 [] sealed false bonds of love
TC III.ii.182 [Cressida to Troilus] If I be false, or swerve a hair from truth
TC III.ii.188 [Cressida to Troilus] let memory, / From false to false, among false maids in love, / Upbraid my falsehood! [third instance]
TC III.ii.194 [Cressida to Troilus] As false as Cressid
TC IV.i.70 [Diomedes to Paris, of Helen] For every false drop in her bawdy veins / A Grecian's life hath sunk
TC IV.ii.56 [Aeneas to Pandarus, of Troilus] you'll be so true to him to be false to him
TC V.ii.71 [Cressida to herself] O false wench!
TC V.ii.181 [Troilus to himself] O false Cressid! False, false, false!
TG II.iv.195 [Proteus alone, of Silvia] Is it mine eye, or Valentine's praise, / Her true perfection, or my false transgression, / That makes me reasonless to reason thus?
TG IV.ii.92 [Silvia to Proteus] Thou subtle, perjured, false, disloyal man
TG IV.iv.133 [Silvia to disguised Julia, of Proteus] Though his false finger have profaned the ring
TG V.iv.35 [Silvia to Proteus] I would have been a breakfast to the beast, / Rather than have false Proteus rescue me
Tim [dramatis personae] Ventidius, one of Timon's false friends
Tim III.iv.51 [Flavius to Servants] your false masters eat of my lord's meat
Tim IV.iii.535 [Timon to Flavius, of men] may diseases lick up their false bloods!
TNK V.iv.92 [Arcite to Palamon] I was false, / Yet never treacherous
Ven 1142 [Venus to dead Adonis, of love] It shall be fickle, false and full of fraud, / Bud, and be blasted, in a breathing while
WT II.i.138 [Antigonus to Leontes, of Hermione] every dram of woman's flesh is false, / If she be
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