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.) 1well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.) 2courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.) 3refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (adj.) 4peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.) 5made peaceful, become violence-free
gentle (adv.)  courteously, kindly
gentle (n.) 1[polite intimate address] dear one
gentle (n.) 2(plural) ladies and gentlemen, gentlefolk
gentle (n.) 3(plural) gentlemen
gentle (v.)  elevate, ennoble, dignify
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AC II.vii.119 [Caesar to all] Gentle lords, let's part
AC III.iv.20 [Antony to Octavia] Gentle Octavia, / Let your best love draw to that point which seeks / Best to preserve it
AC III.xi.25 [Eros to Cleopatra, of Antony] gentle madam, to him, comfort him
AC V.ii.94 [Dolabella to Cleopatra] Gentle madam
AW IV.iv.14 [Widow to Helena] Gentle madam
AYL I.i.43 [Orlando to Oliver] in the gentle condition of blood you should so know me
AYL I.ii.227 [Celia to Rosalind, of Orlando] Gentle cousin, / Let us go thank him
AYL I.ii.267 [Le Beau to Orlando, of Duke Frederick and Rosalind] this Duke / Hath ta'en displeasure 'gainst his gentle niece
AYL II.iii.2 [Adam to Orlando] O my gentle master
AYL II.iii.12 [Adam to Orlando] your virtues, gentle master, / Are sanctified and holy traitors to you
AYL III.ii.151 [Rosalind as Ganymede as if to Jupiter, of Orlando's verses] O most gentle Jupiter, what tedious homily of love have you wearied your parishioners withal
AYL IV.iii.143 [Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena, of Orlando] he led me to the gentle Duke
Cor II.i.165 [Volumnia to Coriolanus] My gentle Martius, worthy Caius
Cor IV.i.8 [Coriolanus to all] fortune's blows / When most struck home, being gentle wounded craves / A noble cunning [i.e. to be noble when wounded by the hardest blows demands a nobleman's ability]
Cym III.v.29 [Cymbeline to Queen] my gentle queen
Cym IV.ii.39 [Guiderius to Belarius and Arviragus, of Innogen disguised as Fidele] He said he was gentle, but unfortunate
Cym IV.ii.171 [Belarius alone, of Guiderius and Arviragus] they are as gentle / As zephyrs blowing below the violet
Cym V.v.337 [Belarius to Cymbeline, of Guiderius and Arviragus] These gentle princes-- / For such and so they are--these twenty years / Have I trained up
Cym V.v.375 [Innogen to Guiderius and Arviragus] O my gentle brothers
E3 II.i.202 [Countess to King Edward] Thrice gentle King, / Acquaint me with your cause of discontent
E3 III.i.188 [King John to Philip] Come, gentle Philip, let us hence depart
E3 V.i.164 [King Edward to Queen] Comfort thyself, as I do, gentle Queen
Ham II.ii.33 [Claudius to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern] Thanks, Rosencrantz and gentle Guildenstern
Ham III.iv.123 [Gertrude to Hamlet] O gentle son, / Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper / Sprinkle cool patience
1H4 I.i.31 [King Henry to Westmorland] Then let me hear / Of you, my gentle cousin Westmorland
1H4 I.iii.250 [Hotspur to Northumnberland and Worcester, quoting King Henry] ‘gentle Harry Percy’, and ‘kind cousin’
1H4 III.i.208 [Glendower to Mortimer, of Mortimer's wife] She bids you on the wanton rushes lay you down, / And rest your gentle head upon her lap [or: sense 4]
1H4 V.ii.54 [Vernon to Hotspur] Unless a brother should a brother dare / To gentle exercise and proof of arms [or: sense 2]
2H4 I.i.190 [Morton to Northumberland] The gentle Archbishop of York is up / With well-appointed powers
2H4 II.iii.1 [Northumberland to Lady Northumberland and Lady Percy] I pray thee, loving wife, and gentle daughter
2H4 III.ii.289 [Falstaff to Shallow and Silence] Fare you well, gentle gentlemen
2H4 IV.ii.2 [Prince John to Archbishop] Good day to you, gentle Lord Archbishop
2H4 IV.ii.78 [Westmorland to Mowbray] Health to my lord and gentle cousin
2H4 IV.v.1 [King Henry IV to all] Let there be no noise made, my gentle friends
2H4 IV.v.84 [Warwick to King Henry IV, of Prince Henry] Washing with kindly tears his gentle cheeks
2H4.epilogue.12 [Epilogue to and of the audience] my gentle creditors
H5 II.ii.14 [King Henry to Grey] And you, my gentle knight, give me your thoughts
H5 IV.chorus.45 [Chorus] mean and gentle all / Behold ... / A little touch of Harry in the night
H5 IV.iii.122 [King Henry to Montjoy] Come thou no more for ransom, gentle Herald
H5 IV.v.15 [Bourbon to all] a slave, no gentler than my dog
H5 V.ii.200 [King Henry to Katherine] gentle Princess
1H6 II.iv.132 [Richard to Lawyer, of wearing the white rose] Thanks, gentle sir
1H6 III.ii.121 [Talbot to Burgundy, receiving his praise] Thanks, gentle Duke
1H6 III.ii.135 [Talbot to Burgundy, of Bedford] A gentler heart did never sway in court
1H6 IV.i.44 [Talbot to King, of Falstaff's disgrace] like a hedge-born swain / That doth presume to boast of gentle blood
1H6 V.iii.110 [Suffolk to Margaret] gentle Princess
1H6 V.iii.123 [Suffolk to Margaret] gentle madam
1H6 V.iv.8 [Pucelle to Shepherd] I am descended of a gentler blood
2H6 III.ii.289 [Queen to King] let me plead for gentle Suffolk!
2H6 III.ii.305 [Suffolk to Queen] Cease, gentle Queen, these execrations
3H6 I.i.31 [York to Norfolk] Thanks, gentle Norfolk
3H6 I.i.214 [King to Queen] Be patient, gentle Queen, and I will stay
3H6 I.i.259 [King to Prince Edward] Gentle son Edward, thou wilt stay with me?
3H6 II.ii.172 [Edward to Queen] thou deniest the gentle King to speak
JC I.ii.71 [Cassius to Brutus] And be not jealous on me, gentle Brutus
JC I.ii.232 [Brutus to Casca, of how Caesar was offered the crown] Tell us the manner of it, gentle Casca
JC II.i.171 [Brutus to all, of Caesar] gentle friends, / Let's kill him boldly
JC II.i.278 [Brutus to Portia] Kneel not, gentle Portia [pun: 279, sense 2]
JC V.v.73 [Antony to all, of Brutus] His life was gentle
KJ II.i.52 [King John to Chatillon] What England says, say briefly, gentle lord
KJ III.iii.17 [Elinor to King John] Farewell, gentle cousin
KJ III.iv.22 [King Philip to Constance] Patience, good lady. Comfort, gentle Constance
KJ IV.ii.159 [King John to Bastard] O my gentle cousin, / Hearest thou the news abroad, who are arrived?
KJ IV.ii.166 [King John to Bastard] Gentle kinsman, go
KL IV.vi.208 [disguised Edgar to Gentleman] Hail, gentle sir
LLL II.i.83 [Boyet to Princess, of the King] he and his competitors in oath / Were all addressed to meet you, gentle lady, / Before I came
LLL II.i.208 [Maria to Boyet] gentle beast
LLL III.i.161 [Berowne to Costard] The Princess comes to hunt here in the park, / And in her train there is a gentle lady
LLL IV.iii.170 [Berowne to Longaville] tell me ... gentle Longaville, where lies thy pain?
Luc 851 [] Why should ... tyrant folly lurk in gentle breasts?
Luc 1148 [] Since men prove beasts, let beasts bear gentle minds
Mac II.iii.80 [Macduff to Lady Macbeth] O gentle lady, / 'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak
Mac III.ii.27 [Lady Macbeth to Macbeth] >Gentle my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks
Mac IV.iii.161 [Macduff to Malcolm] My ever gentle cousin, welcome hither
MM II.ii.143 [Isabella to Angelo] Gentle my lord, turn back
MM IV.v.14 [Duke to Varrius] There's other of our friends / Will greet us here anon, my gentle Varrius
MM V.i.425 [Mariana to Duke] Gentle my liege!
MND III.ii.152 [Helena to all] You would not use a gentle lady so
MND V.i.29 [Theseus to the lovers] Joy, gentle friends, joy and fresh days of love / Accompany your hearts
MV II.i.12 [Morocco to Portia] I would not change this hue, / Except to steal your thoughts, my gentle queen
MV III.ii.189 [Gratiano to Bassanio and Portia] My lord Bassanio, and my gentle lady
Oth I.iii.50 [Duke to Brabantio] welcome, gentle signor
Oth I.iii.176 [Brabantio to Desdemona] Come hither, gentle mistress
Oth II.i.117 [Iago to Desdemona, of writing about her] O, gentle lady, do not put me to't
Per V.i.67 [Lysimachus to Helicanus, of Marina] were I well assured [she] / Came of a gentle kind and noble stock, / I'd wish no better choice
R2 II.iii.45 [Bolingbroke to Percy] I thank thee, gentle Percy
R2 III.i.42 [Bolingbroke to York] Thanks, gentle uncle
R2 IV.i.228 [Richard to Northumberland] Gentle Northumberland
R2 V.ii.28 [York to Duchess of York] men's eyes / Did scowl on gentle Richard [or: sense 6]
R2 V.iii.90 [Duchess of York to King Henry] Hear me, gentle liege
R2 V.vi.11 [King Henry to Northumberland] We thank thee, gentle Percy, for thy pains
R3 I.ii.114 [Richard to Anne] gentle Lady Anne
R3 I.iii.72 [Richard to all] Since every Jack became a gentleman / There's many a gentle person made a Jack
R3 III.i.102 [York to Richard] I thank you, gentle uncle
R3 III.i.117 [Richard to York] gentle cousin
R3 IV.iv.147 [Queen Elizabeth to King Richard] Where is the gentle Rivers, Vaughan, Grey?
R3 IV.iv.242 [King Richard to Queen Elizabeth] Th'advancement of your children, gentle lady
R3 V.iii.56 [King Richard to Norfolk] Stir with the lark tomorrow, gentle Norfolk
RJ I.ii.16 [Capulet to Paris, of Juliet] woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart
RJ I.iv.13 [Mercutio to Romeo] Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance [or: sense 2]
Sonn 79.2 [] My verse alone had all thy gentle grace
Sonn 81.9 [] Your monument shall be my gentle verse
Sonn 96.2 []Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport
Sonn 100.6 [] Return, forgetful Muse, and straight redeem / In gentle numbers time so idly spent
Sonn 128.11 [of the keys of the virginals] O'er whom thy fingers walk with gentle gait
TC II.iii.148 [Agamemnon to Ajax, comparing him with Achilles] you are as strong, as valiant, as wise, no less noble, much more gentle [or: sense 2]
TC IV.v.88 [Agamemnon to Diomedes] Go, gentle knight
TC IV.v.139 [Ajax to Hector] Thou art too gentle and too free a man
TC IV.v.227 [Ulysses to Hector] Most gentle and most valiant Hector, welcome
TG I.ii.14 [Julia to Lucetta] What thinkest thou of the gentle Proteus?
TG III.i.14 [Proteus to Duke, of Thurio] whom your gentle daughter hates
TG IV.ii.19 [Proteus to Thurio] gentle Thurio
TG IV.ii.88 [Proteus to Silvia, of himself] Sir Proteus, gentle lady, and your servant
TG IV.iii.46 [Eglamour to Silvia] Good morrow, gentle lady
Tim I.i.182 [Timon to Apemantus] Good morrow to thee, gentle Apemantus [punned in next line: sense 2]
Tim V.iv.48 [First Senator to Alcibiades] Set but thy foot / Against our rampired gates and they shall ope, / So thou wilt send thy gentle heart before, / To say thou'lt enter friendly
Tit I.i.174 [Titus to Marcus] Thanks, gentle tribune
Tit I.i.444 [Tamora to Saturninus, of Titus] Nor with sour looks afflict his gentle heart
Tit II.iii.66 [Lavinia to Tamora] Under your patience, gentle Empress
Tit IV.i.82 [Marcus to Titus] O, calm thee, gentle lord
Tit V.ii.122 [Titus to Marcus] Go, gentle Marcus, to thy nephew Lucius
Tit V.ii.156 [Titus to Publis, of Chiron and Demetrius] bind them, gentle Publius
Tit V.iii.146 [Lucius to all] Thanks, gentle Romans
TN I.v.173 [Viola as Cesario to Olivia] Good gentle one, give me modest assurance if you be the lady of the house
TNK II.i.124 [Palamon to Arcite] gentle cousin
TNK II.i.190 [Woman to Emilia] gentle madam
TNK II.iv.7 [Arcite to Theseus, of his prowess as a gentleman] My father said so, / And to those gentle uses gave me life
TNK III.i.37 [Palamon to and of Arcite] the voidest of honour / That e'er bore gentle token
TNK III.vi.112 [Arcite to Palamon] Gentle cousin
TS I.i.25 [Tranio to Lucentio] gentle master mine
Ven 278 [of Adonis' horse] Sometime he trots, as if he told the steps, / With gentle majesty and modest pride
WT I.ii.394 [Polixenes to Camillo] our parents' noble names, / In whose success we are gentle
WT II.i.98 [Hermione to Leontes] Gentle my lord
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