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 V.i.75 [Caesar to all] How calm and gentle I proceeded still / In all my writings
1H4 I.iii.97 [Hotspur to King Henry] on the gentle Severn's sedgy bank
2H4 III.i.6 [King Henry IV alone] O gentle sleep, / Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee
H5 II.chorus.39 [Chorus to audience] charming the narrow seas / To give you gentle pass
H5 III.vii.50 [Dauphin to Constable, of the latter's horse and mistress] O, then belike she was old and gentle
2H6 III.ii.392 [Suffolk to Queen] Here could I breathe my soul into the air, / As mild and gentle as the cradle-babe
H8 V.i.71 [Suffolk to King Henry, of the Queen] God safely quit her of her burden, and / With gentle travail, to the gladding of / Your highness with an heir!
H8 V.iii.22 [Gardiner to all] for those that tame wild horses / Pace 'em not in their hands to make 'em gentle
KJ III.i.251 [King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph] impose / Some gentle order
KJ V.ii.28 [Salisbury to Lewis the Dauphin, of attacking England] [we] march / Upon her gentle bosom
KJ V.ii.158 [Bastard to all, of English ladies] change ... their gentle hearts / To fierce and bloody inclination
MA V.iii.25 [Don Pedro to all] the gentle day ... / Dapples the drowsy east with spots of grey
MND III.ii.287 [Helena to Hermia] What, will you tear / Impatient answers from my gentle tongue?
MND IV.i.142 [Theseus to Demetrius and Lysander] How comes this gentle concord in the world
MV I.i.32 [Salerio to Antonio] dangerous rocks ... touching but my gentle vessel's side
Oth IV.iii.10 [Emilia to Desdemona, of Othello] How goes it now? He looks gentler than he did [or: sense 6]
Per III.i.29 [Pericles to th ebaby] Quiet and gentle thy conditions!
Per III.iii.37 [Cleon to Pericles] Then give you up to the masked Neptune, and / The gentlest winds of heaven
R2 I.iii.133 [King Richard to Mowbray and Bolingbroke] the sweet infant-breath of gentle sleep
R2 III.ii.12 [King Richard to Aumerle, as if to the earth] Feed not thy sovereign's foe, my gentle earth
R3 IV.iv.161 [Duchess of York to King Richard] I will be mild and gentle in my words [or: sense 2]
RJ III.i.156 [Benvolio to Prince, of Romeo] With gentle breath, calm look
Sonn 48.11 [] Within the gentle closure of my breast [or: loving]
TC I.iii.39 [Nestor to all] let the ruffian Boreas once enrage / The gentle Thetis
TC IV.i.12 [Aeneas to Diomedes] During all question of the gentle truce
Tem I.ii.469 [Miranda to Prospero, of Ferdinand] He's gentle, and not fearful
TG V.iv.55 [Proteus to Silvia] the gentle spirit of moving words
Ven 883 [Venus, of the hunt] she knows it is no gentle chase
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