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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AC IV.xiv.134 [Guards to each other, of the dying Antony] Most heavy day!
AC IV.xv.40 [Guards to each other, of the dying Antony] A heavy sight!
AW III.ii.32 [Clown to Countess] yonder is heavy news within
AW V.iii.100 [Bertram to Lafew, of the woman who had thrown him a ring] she ceased / In heavy satisfaction
AYL III.ii.314 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of a rich man] knowing no burden of heavy tedious penury
CE I.i.32 [Egeon to Duke] A heavier task could not have been imposed / Than I to speak my griefs unspeakable
CE V.i.45 [Adriana to Abbess, of Antipholus of Ephesus] This week he hath been heavy, sour, sad
CE V.i.403 [Abbess to the two Antipholuses] Thirty-three years have I but gone in travail / Of you, my sons, and till this present hour / My heavy burden ne'er delivered
Cor II.i.177 [Menenius to Coriolanus] I am light and heavy
Cor IV.ii.48 [Volumnia to all, of Brutus and Sicinius] Could I meet 'em / But once a day, it would unclog my heart / Of what lies heavy to't
Cym V.iv.158 [First Gaoler to Posthumus, of the latter's hanging] A heavy reckoning for you sir [or: sense 2]
Cym V.v.414 [Iachimo to Posthumus] my heavy conscience sinks my knee
1H4 V.iv.105 [Prince Hal to supposedly dead Falstaff] I should have a heavy miss of thee / If I were much in love with vanity [pun: heavy in weight]
2H4 I.i.121 [Morton to Northumberland] our men, heavy in Hotspur's loss
2H4 V.ii.14 [Warwick to Lord Chief Justice, of Prince John, Clarence, and Gloucester] Here come the heavy issue of dead Harry
2H4 V.ii.24 [Warwick to Prince John] our argument / Is all too heavy to admit much talk
1H6 IV.ii.40 [General to Talbot] The Dauphin's drum ... / Sings heavy music to thy timorous soul
2H6 III.ii.306 [Suffolk to Queen] let thy Suffolk take his heavy leave
2H6 III.ii.379 [Queen to Vaux, of the Cardinal's illness] Go tell this heavy message to the King [or: serious]
3H6 I.iv.160 [York to Queen, of his son's murder] if thou tellest the heavy story right ... the hearers will shed tears
3H6 II.vi.42 [Richard to all, hearing Clifford groan] Whose soul is that which takes her heavy leave?
3H6 II.i.43 [Richard to Messenger] what art thou, whose heavy looks foretell / Some dreadful story hanging on thy tongue?
3H6 II.v.63 [Son to himself, of killing his father] O, heavy times, begetting such events!
3H6 III.iii.37 [Queen to Lewis] ourselves [are] in heavy plight
JC II.i.275 [Portia to Brutus] unfold to me ... / Why you are heavy
KJ IV.i.47 [Arthur to Hubert] I ... / Still and anon cheered up the heavy time
KL IV.vi.147 [Lear to blind Gloucester] Your eyes are in a heavy case, your purse in a light
LLL I.ii.116 [Armado to Mote] Sing, boy. My spirit grows heavy in love.
LLL V.ii.14 [Katharine to Rosaline, of Cupid killing her sister] He made her melancholy, sad, and heavy
LLL V.ii.715 [Marcade to Princess] the news I bring / Is heavy in my tongue
LLL V.ii.732 [Princess to King] A heavy heart bears not a humble tongue
Luc 121 [] then is Tarquin brought unto his bed, / Intending weariness with heavy sprite
Luc 743 [of Tarquin, leaving Lucrece] He thence departs a heavy convertite
Luc 1326 [of a sad sight] the eye interprets to the ear / The heavy motion that it doth behold
Luc 1435 [of Trojan mothers] through their light joy seemed to appear, / Like bright things stained, a kind of heavy fear
MA II.iii.69 [Balthasar singing] Sing no more ditties, sing no moe, / Of dumps so dull and heavy
MA III.ii.56 [Don Pedro to Claudio, of Benedick's behaviour] Indeed, that tells a heavy tale for him
MA III.iv.23 [Hero to Margaret] my heart is exceedingly heavy
Mac IV.iii.202 [Ross to Macduff, of his bad news] the heaviest sound / That ever yet they heard
MV V.i.130 [Portia to Bassanio] a light wife doth make a heavy husband
MW IV.vi.1 [Host to Fenton] talk not to me. My mind is heavy
Oth I.iii.255 [Desdemona to Duke, of Othello] I a heavy interim shall support / By his dear absence
Oth IV.ii.41 [Desdemona to Othello] Alas, the heavy day!
Oth V.ii.99 [Othello to himself] O insupportable! O heavy hour!
Oth V.ii.367 [Lodovico to all] Myself will straight aboard, and to the state / This heavy act with heavy heart relate
Per IV.iv.49 [Gower alone, of Pericles] our scene must play / His daughter's woe and heavy well-a-day
Per V.Chorus.22 [Gower alone] Of heavy Pericles, think this his bark
R2 II.ii.30 [Queen Isabel to Bushy] I cannot but be sad - so heavy-sad
R2 II.iv.18 [Salisbury alone] Ah, Richard! With the eyes of heavy mind / I see thy glory like a shooting star / Fall
R2 III.ii.196 [Scroop to King Richard] So may you by my dull and heavy eye / My tongue hath but a heavier tale to say
R2 III.iii.8 [York to Northumberland] Alack the heavy day / When such a sacred king should hide his head!
R2 III.iv.2 [Queen Isabel to Ladies] What sport shall we devise here in this garden / To drive away the heavy thought of care? [or: sense 3]
R2 IV.i.256 [King Richard to all] Alack the heavy day, / That I have worn so many winters out
R2 V.i.47 [Richard to Queen Isabel] The heavy accent of thy moving tongue
R2 V.i.92 [Richard to Queen Isabel] I'll ... piece the way out with a heavy heart
R3 I.iii.230 [Queen Margaret to Richard] Thou slander of thy heavy mother's womb!
R3 I.iv.14 [Clarence to Keeper, of himself and Gloucester] we ... cited up a thousand heavy times / During the wars [F; Q fearefull]
R3 I.iv.74 [Clarence to Keeper] My soul is heavy, and I fain would sleep
R3 II.ii.113 [Buckingham to all] You ... / That bear this heavy mutual load of moan
RJ I.i.137 [Montague to Benvolio, of Romeo] Away from light steals home my heavy son
RJ I.i.178 [Romeo to Benvolio] O heavy lightness, serious vanity
RJ I.iv.12 [Romeo to Benvolio] Being but heavy, I will bear the light
RJ II.ii.157 [Romeo alone] Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books; / But love from love, toward school with heavy looks
RJ III.ii.60 [Juliet to herself, of her heart] end motion here, / And thou and Romeo press one heavy bier!
RJ III.iii.157 [Friar Laurence to Nurse, of Lady Capulet] bid her hasten all the house to bed, / Which heavy sorrow makes them apt unto
RJ IV.v.18 [Nurse to all] O heavy day!
Sonn 44.14 [] Receiving nought by elements so slow, / But heavy tears, badges of either's woe
TC IV.iv.15 [Pandarus to Troilus and Cressida, quoting a line] O heart, heavy heart, / Why sigh'st thou without breaking?
TC IV.v.95 [Agamemnon to Ulysses] What Trojan is that same that looks so heavy?
Tem III.i.5 [Ferdinand alone] my mean task / Would be as heavy to me as odious
TG I.ii.84 [Lucetta to Julia, of a song] It is too heavy for so light a tune
TG III.ii.62 [Duke to Proteus, of Silvia] she is lumpish, heavy, melancholy
TG IV.ii.136 [Julia to Host] it hath been the longest night / That e'er I watched, and the most heaviest [also: sense 8]
Tit III.i.275 [Titus to all] You, heavy people, circle me about
Tit IV.iii.25 [Marcus to Publius] is not this a heavy case, / To see thy noble uncle thus distract?
Tit V.iii.149 [Lucius to all] nature puts me to a heavy task
TNK I.v.4 [Song] Balms and gums and heavy cheers
TNK II.i.83 [Arcite to Palamon, of their unmarried state] which is heaviest
TNK IV.ii.27 [Emilia alone, of Palamon] of an eye as heavy / As if he had lost his mother
TS I.ii.45 [Hortensio to Petruchio, of Grumio] Why, this's a heavy chance 'twixt him and you [i.e. sad misunderstanding]
Ven 182 [of Adonis] with a heavy, dark, disliking eye
Ven 839 [of Venus] Her heavy anthem still concludes in woe
Ven 950 [Venus, as if to death] What may a heavy groan advantage thee?
Ven 1125 [Venus to dead Adonis] She whispers in his ears a heavy tale
WT III.ii.206 [Paulina to Leontes] Do not repent these things, for they are heavier / Than all thy woes can stir
WT III.iii.108 [Shepherd to Clown, of the disasters] Heavy matters, heavy matters!
WT IV.iv.769 [Autolycus to Clown, of the Shepherd] Not he alone shall suffer what wit can make heavy and vengeance bitter
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