Glossary

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gaberdine
gad
gage
gain
gaingiving
gainsay
gainsaying
gainst
gait
gale
gall
gallant
gallantry
gallant-springing
galled
gallery
galliard
galliass
gallimaufry
galloglass
gallow
Galloway nag
gallows
gambol
gambold
gamboys
game
gamesome
gamester
gamoth
gamut
gan
gap
gape
gaping
gar
garb
garbage
garboil
garden-house
gardon
garland
garner
garnish
gaskins
gast
gastness
gate
gather
gaud
gaudy
gauntlet
gawded
gay
gaze
gear
geck
geld
gelding
gem
geminy
gender
gender a
general
general-gross
generally
generation
generative
generosity
generous
genius
gennet
gentility
gentle
gentle a
gentle b
gentle-hearted
gentleman
gentleman in arms
gentleman of a company
gentleness
gentlewoman
gently
gentry
George
german
germen
gest
gesture
get
getter
getting
ghastly
ghost
ghostly
giantess
gib
gibbet
gibbet-maker
gibe
giber
gibing
gibingly
giddily
giddiness
giddy
giddy-paced
gift
gig
giglot
gild
gilded
gillyvor
gilt
gimmaled
gimmers
gin
ging
gipe
gird
girded
girdle
girt
girth
give
give a
give b
given
giving out
glad
gladding
glade
gladly
glaive
glance
glanders
glass
glass eyes
glass-faced
glass-gazing
glassy
glaze
glean
gleaned
gleek
glib
glimpse
glister
glistering
globe
globy
glooming
glorify
glorious
glory
glose
gloss
glover
glow
gloze
gloze a
glue
glut
glutton
gnarl
gnarling
go
go a
gobbet
god
goer-between
gog
going
going out
gold
golden
goldenly
gone
good
good deed
good life
good night
good now
good-conceited
good-den
good-faced
goodly
goodman
goodness
good-night
good-presaging
goodwife
good-year
good-years
goose
goose pen
goosequill
gorbellied
Gordian knot
gore-blood
gored
gorge
gorget
gosling
gospelled
goss
gossamer
gossip
gossiping
gossip-like
got
gourd
gout
govern
governess
government
governor
gown
grace
graced
graceful
graceless
gracious
graciously
gradation
graff
graffing
graft
grafter
grain
grained
gramercy
grand
grand guard
grandam
grandjuror
grandsire
grange
grant
granted
grapple
grasp
grass
grate
grateful
gratify
gratillity
gratis
gratulate
grave
grave-beseeming
graved
gravel
gravelled
graven
gravity
grease
greasily
great
great-belly
greatly
greatness
grece
gree
greediness
Greek
Greekish
green
greenly
green-sickness
greet
greeting
greise
grey
gride
grief
grief-shot
grievance
grieve
grieved
grievous
grievously
griffin
grim-looked
grim-visaged
grin
grind
gripe
griping
grise
grisled
grisly
grize
grizzle
grizzled
groan
groaning
groat
groom
gross
grossly
grossness
ground
grounded
groundlings
ground-piece
grovelling
grow
grub
grudge
grudging
grumble
grumbling
guard
guardage
guardant
guarded
gudgeon
guerdon
guess
guessingly
guestwise
guide
guider
guidon
guilder
guile
guiled
guileful
guiltless
guilty
guinea-hen
guise
gules
gulf
gull
gull-catcher
gum
gun-stone
gurnet
gust
guttered
gyve
gentle (adj.) 6soft, tender, kind
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AC V.ii.58 [Cleopatra to Proculeius] Rather a ditch in Egypt / Be gentle grave unto me!
AC V.ii.310 [Cleopatra to Charmian, of the asp's bite] As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle -
Cor I.vi.63 [Cominius to Martius] I could wish / You were conducted to a gentle bath / And balms applied to you
E3 II.i.287 [King Edward alone] Religion is austere, and beauty gentle
2H4 IV.v.88 [Warwick to King Henry IV, of Prince Henry] tyranny ... / Would, by beholding him, have washed his knife / With gentle eye-drops
H5 IV.i.161 [King Henry to all, of some men] that have before gored the gentle bosom of peace with pillage and robbery [or: sense 4]
H5 V.ii.65 [Burgundy to King Henry, of the problems affecting France] my speech entreats / That I may know the let why gentle peace / Should not expel these inconveniences [or: sense 4]
H5 V.ii.101 [King Henry to Katherine] teach a soldier terms / Such as will enter at a lady's ear / And plead his love-suit to her gentle heart?
2H6 II.iv.26 [Gloucester to Duchess] Be patient, gentle Nell
2H6 III.iii.20 [King to God, of the Cardinal] Look with a gentle eye upon this wretch
3H6 II.iii.6 [Edward to Warwick] Smile, gentle heaven, or strike, ungentle death!
3H6 II.vi.21 [Clifford alone] For what doth cherish weeds but gentle air?
H8 II.iii.54 [Lord Chamberlain to Anne, of pitying the Queen] It was a gentle business, and becoming / The action of good women
H8 II.iii.57 [Lord Chamberlain to Anne] You bear a gentle mind [or: sense 1]
H8 III.ii.445 [Wolsey to Cromwell] Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace / To silence envious tongues
H8 IV.ii.82 [Griffith to Patience, of Queen Katherine] Softly, gentle Patience
H8 IV.ii.122 [Katherine to Capuchius, of his comfort] That gentle physic, given in time, had cured me
KJ III.i.248 [King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph] make a riot on the gentle brow / Of true sincerity [or: sense 4]
KJ IV.i.87 [Arthur to Hubert, of the Executioner] He hath a stern look, but a gentle heart
KJ IV.iii.150 [Bastard to Hubert] the bare-picked bone of majesty ... snarleth in the gentle eyes of peace [or: sense 4]
KJ V.i.19 [Cardinal Pandulph to King John] you are a gentle convertite
KL V.iii.271 [Lear to all, of Cordelia] Her voice was ever soft, / Gentle and low
LLL V.ii.373 [Berowne to Rosaline] My gentle sweet, / Your wit makes wise things foolish
LLL V.ii.815 [Dumaine to Katharine] O, shall I say ‘I thank you, gentle wife’?
Luc 1237 [of women] Their gentle sex to weep are often willing
MA II.i.346 [Don Pedro to Hero, of helping them] And you too, gentle Hero?
Mac IV.iii.231 [Macduff to Malcolm] gentle heavens, / Cut short all intermission
MND I.i.161 [Lysander to Hermia, of where his aunt lives] There, gentle Hermia, may I marry thee
MND II.ii.62 [Hermia to Lysander] gentle friend, for love and courtesy / Lie further off
MND III.i.130 [Titania to Bottom] I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again!
MND III.ii.245 [Lysander to Helena] Stay, gentle Helena, hear my excuse
MND III.ii.452 [Puck to sleeping Hermia] Gentle lover, remedy
MND IV.i.4 [Titania to Bottom] I ... kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy
MND V.i.87 [Theseus to Hippolyta] Why, gentle sweet
MND V.i.215 [Snug as Lion to the ladies] you whose gentle hearts do fear / The smallest monstrous mouse that creeps on floor
MV II.iv.19 [Lorenzo to Launcelot] Tell gentle Jessica / I will not fail her
MV II.iv.34 [Lorenzo to Gratiano] If e'er the Jew her father come to heaven, / It will be for his gentle daughter's sake
MV III.ii.164 [Portia to Bassanio, of herself] her gentle spirit / Commits itself to yours to be directed
MV III.ii.252 [Bassanio to Portia] Gentle lady, / When I did first impart my love to you
MV IV.i.182 [Portia as Balthasar to Shylock] The quality of mercy is not strained, / It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Oth I.ii.25 [Othello to Iago] I love the gentle Desdemona
Oth II.iii.244 [Othello to Cassio] Look, if my gentle love be not raised up
Oth IV.i.192 [Othello to Iago, of Desdemona] And then of so gentle a condition!
Oth IV.ii.111 [Desdemona to Iago] those that do teach young babes / Do it with gentle means and easy tasks
Per III.i.11 [Pericles to Lucina] Divinest patroness and midwife gentle / To those that cry by night
Per III.iii.12 [Pericles to Cleon and Dionyza] My gentle babe Marina
Per IV.i.87 [Marina to Leonine] You have a gentle heart
R2 II.i.174 [York to King Richard, of Richard's father] In peace was never gentle lamb more mild / Than was that young and princely gentleman
R2 V.ii.31 [York to Duchess of York, of Richard] dust was thrown upon his sacred head, / Which with such gentle sorrow he shook off [or: sense 1, 2]
R3 I.ii.104 [Anne to Richard, of Henry VI] O, he was gentle, mild, and virtuous! [or: sense 4]
R3 II.iv.50 [Queen Elizabeth to all] The tiger now hath seized the gentle hind
R3 III.i.185 [Richard to Catesby, of Hastings] bid my lord ... / Give Mistress Shore one gentle kiss the more
R3 III.vii.210 [Buckingham to Richard] well we know your tenderness of heart / And gentle, kind, effeminate remorse
R3 IV.i.10 [Anne to Queen Elizabeth] To gratulate the gentle princes
R3.IV.iii.9 [Tyrrel alone, reporting Dighton] thus ... lay the gentle babes
R3 IV.iv.11 [Queen Elizabeth to Duchess of York, as if to the princes] If yet your gentle souls fly in the air
R3 IV.iv.50 [Queen Margaret to Duchess of York, of Richard] To worry lambs and lap their gentle blood
RJ I.i.169 [Benvolio to Romeo] Alas that love, so gentle in his view, / Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof!
RJ I.v.94 [Romeo to Juliet, of kissing her] If I profane with my unworthiest hand / This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this
RJ.III.ii.20 [Juliet alone] Come, gentle night
Sonn 10.10 [] Shall hate be fairer lodged than gentle love?
Sonn 20.3 [] A woman's gentle heart
Sonn 40.9 [] I do forgive thy robb'ry, gentle thief
Sonn 41.5 [] Gentle thou art, and therefore to be won
Sonn 48.11 [] Within the gentle closure of my breast
Sonn 151.3 [] Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss
Tem.III.i.8 [Ferdinand alone, of Miranda] she is / Ten times more gentle than her father's crabbed
TG II.vii.29 [Julia to Lucetta, of a stream] Giving a gentle kiss to every sedge
TG V.iv.12 [Valentine alone, as if to Silvia] Thou gentle nymph, cherish thy forlorn swain
Tit II.iv.16 [Marcus to Lavinia] Speak, gentle niece
Tit III.i.120 [Titus to Lavinia] Gentle Lavinia, let me kiss thy lips
Tit III.ii.34 [Titus to Lavinia] Come, let's fall to, and, gentle girl, eat this
TN III.i.102 [Viola as Cesario to Olivia, of Orsino] Madam, I come to whet your gentle thoughts / On his behalf
TNK II.ii.15 [Arcite alone, of Emilia] And if she be as gentle as she's fair
TS I.i.60 [Hortensio to Katherina] No mates for you / Unless you were of gentler, milder mould [or: sense 2]
Ven 653 [of jealousy] Distempering gentle Love in his desire
Ven 801 [] Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain
Ven 853 [] the gentle lark, weary of rest
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