Glossary

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ha
haberdasher
haberdepois
habiliment
habit
habited
habitude
hack
hackney
hackneyed
hade land
hadst
hag
hag-born
haggard
haggard-like
haggish
haggle
hag-seed
hail
hair
hair-worth
halberd
halcyon
hale
half
half-blooded
half-blown
half-cap
half-cheek
half-cheeked
half-face
half-faced
half-kirtle
half-malcontent
half-part
half-pence
half-sight
half-supped
half-sword, at
half-worker
half-world
halidom
hall
halloing
halloo
hallow
hallowed
hallowed verge
hallowing
halt
halter
haltered
halting
hammer
hamper
hams
hand
hand a
handfast
hand-fast
hand-in-hand
handkercher
handsaw
handsome
handsomely
handsomeness
handy-dandy
hang
hanged
hanger
hanging
hangman
Hannibal
hap
hapless
haply
happen
happily
happiness
happy
harbinger
harbour
harbourage
hard
hard-a-keeping
hard-favoured
hardiment
hardiness
hardly
hardness
hardoke
hard-ruled
hardy
hare-heart
hark
harlot
harlotry
harm
harmful
harmless
harness
harnessed
harp
harper
harpy
harrow
harry
hart
harvest-home
hast
haste
haste-post-haste
hasty
hasty-witted
hatch
hatched
hatchet
hatchment
hateful
hath
haud
haught
haughty
haunch
haunt
hautboy
have
have a
haven
haver
having
haviour
havoc
hawk
hawking
hawthorn-bud
hay
hazard
he
head
headborough
headed
heading
headlong
head-lugged
headly
headpiece
headstall
heady
heady-rash
health
healthful
heap
hear
hearer
hearing
hearken
hearsed
heart
heart (plural)
hearted
hearten up
heartless
heartlings
heart-offending
heart-whole
hearty
heat
heated
heath
heave
heaved-up
heaven
heavenly
heavens
heavily
heaviness
heaving
heavy
heavy-gaited
hebona
hectic
hedge
hedge-pig
hedge-priest
heed
heedful
heedfully
heedless
heel
heft
heigh
height
heightened
heighth
heinous
heinously
heir
heir general
hell-hated
hell-kite
helm
help
helpless
hem
hem a
hemlock
hempen
hempseed
hence
henceforth
hence-going
henchman
hent
herald
heraldry
herb
herblet
herb-woman
herdman
here
hereafter
here-approach
herein
here-remain
heritage
hermit
Herod of Jewry
heroical
hest
hewgh
hey
heyday
hic
hic et
hick
hide
hideous
hie
Hiems
high
high-battled
high-born
high-coloured
high-cross
high-day
high-engendered
higher
high-judging
high-lone
highly
high-minded
highmost
high-pitched
high-proof
high-repented
high-resolved
high-sighted
high-stomached
hight
high-vaunting
high-viced
high-witted
high-wrought
hild
hilding
hind
hinder legs
hindmost
hinge
hint
hip
hipped
hire
history
histy
hit
hither
hitherto
hive
hoar
Hob and Dick
hob, nob
hobby-horse
hodge-pudding
hogshead
hoise
hoist
hold
hold-door
hold-fast
holding
holding-anchor
hole
holidam
holiday
holiday time
holla
holland
hollow
hollowly
hollowness
holp
holy
holy tie
holy-ale
holy-cruel
holy-horse
homage
homager
home
homely
homespun
homicide
honest
honestly
honesty
honeyseed
honey-stalk
honeysuckle
honour
honourable
honoured
honour-owing
hood
hooded
hoodman
hoodman-blind
hoodwink
hoodwinked
hook
hoop
hope
hopeful
hopeless
hor-dock
horn
horn-beast
hornbook
horning
horn-mad
horn-maker
horologe
horrible
horrid
horridly
horse
horse-drench
horse-hairs
hose
hospitable
host
hostler
hot
hot-blooded
hot-house
hotly
hour
hourly
house
house-clog
household
housekeeper
house-keeping
housewife
housewifery
hovel
hovel-post
hovering
how
howbeit
however
howlet
howsomever
hox
hoy
hoyday
hue
hue and cry
hug
huge
hugger-mugger, in
hugy
hulk
hull
hum
human
humane
humanely
humanity
human-kindness
humble
humble-bee
humble-visaged
humidity
humming
humorous
humour
humoured
humour-letter
Hungarian
hungerly
hungry
hungry-starved
hunt
hunt's-up
hurdle
hurly
hurly-burly
hurricano
hurry
hurt
hurtle
hurtless
hurtling
husband
husband-friend
husbandry
hush
husht
huswife
Hydra-headed
hyen
hyperbolical
hysterica passio
heavy (adj.) 1sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.) 2grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.) 3pressing, weighty, overpowering
heavy (adj.) 4weary, exhausted, worn out
heavy (adj.) 5weighed down, burdened, laden
heavy (adj.) 6tedious, tiresome, uninteresting
heavy (adj.) 7slow-moving, sluggish, laggard
heavy (adj.) 8gloomy, dark, overcast
heavy (adj.) 9troublesome, iniquitous, heinous
heavy (adj.) 10brutal, oppressive, wicked
heavy (adj.) 11difficult, hard, laborious
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AW.II.v.44 [Lafew to Bertram, of Parolles] Trust him not in matter of heavy consequence
Cor V.vi.143 [Aufidius to Lords] I'll deliver / Myself your loyal servant, or endure / Your heaviest censure
Cym V.v.466 [Cymbeline to Lucius, of the Queen and Cloten] Whom heavens in justice both on her, and hers, / Have laid most heavy hand
E3 II.i.456 [Warwick to Countess] leave I with my blessing in thy bosom, / Which then convert to a most heavy curse / When thou convert'st from honour's golden name / To the black faction of bed-blotting shame
E3 III.i.117 [King John to Philip] Now is begun the heavy day at sea
Ham II.ii.399 [Polonius to Hamlet] Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light
Ham III.i.54 [Claudius to himself, of what he has done] O, heavy burden!
Ham III.iii.84 [Hamlet to himself, of his father] 'Tis heavy with him
Ham IV.i.12 [Claudius to Gertrude] O, heavy deed!
1H4 I.i.37 [Westmorland to King Henry] A post from Wales, loaden with heavy news
1H4 II.iii.65 [Lady Percy to Hotspur] Some heavy business hath my lord in hand
2H4 II.ii.168 [Prince Henry to Poins] From a God to a bull? A heavy descension!
2H4 IV.v.39 [Prince Henry to sleeping King Henry IV] Thy due from me / Is tears and heavy sorrows of the blood
H5 IV.i.131 [Williams to King Henry] the King himself hath a heavy reckoning to make
KJ III.i.205 [Lewis the Dauphin to King Philip, of the choice facing him] the difference / Is purchase of a heavy curse from Rome, / Or the light loss of England for a friend [also: weighty]
KL IV.vi.147 [Lear to Gloucester] Your eyes are in a heavy case [i.e. in a bad way]
KL V.i.27 [Albany to Edmund, of Lear] whom ... / Most just and heavy causes make oppose [i.e. bring us into opposition]
Luc 709 []With heavy eye, knit brow, and strengthless pace
Mac I.iii.109 [Angus to Macbeth, of Cawdor] under heavy judgement bears that life / Which he deserves to lose
MM I.iv.65 [Lucio to Isabella, of the law used by Angelo] Under whose heavy sense your brother's life / Falls into forfeit
MM II.iii.28 [disguised Duke to Juliet, of Claudio] Then was your sin of heavier kind than his
Oth II.i.141 [Desdemona to Iago] O heavy ignorance!
Oth IV.ii.115 [Emilia to Iago, of Othello and Desdemona] my lord hath ... / Thrown such despite and heavy terms upon her
R2 I.iii.148 [King Richard to Mowbray, of his sentence compared to Bolingbroke's] for thee remains a heavier doom
R3 III.iv.92 [Hastings to himself, as if to Queen Margaret] now thy heavy curse / Is lighted on poor Hastings' wretched head!
RJ I.i.178 [Romeo to Benvolio] O heavy lightness
RJ III.iii.157 [Friar to Nurse, of Juliet] bid her hasten all the house to bed, / Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto
Sonn 98.4 [of April] heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him
TC II.ii.189 [Hector to all] to persist / In doing wrong extenuates not wrong, / But makes it much more heavy
TG I.ii.84 [Lucetta to Julia, of the content of a letter] It is too heavy for so light a tune
Tim V.iv.63 [Alcibiades to Senators, of soldiers who offend] [they] shall be remanded to your public laws / At heaviest answer
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