Glossary

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ice
ides
idiot
idle
idle-headed
idleness
idly
if
ignis
ignobly
ignomy
ignorance
ignorant
ild
ill
ill-annexed
ill-beseeming
ill-boding
ill-breeding
ill-composed
ill-dispersing
ill-disposed
ill-divining
ill-erected
ill-favoured
ill-favouredly
ill-inhabited
ill-left
illness
ill-nurtured
ill-roasted
ill-rooted
ill-seeming
ill-sheathed
ill-sorted
ill-spirited
ill-ta'en
ill-tempered
ill-tuned
illume
illusion
illustrate
illustrous
ill-uttering
ill-weaved
ill-well
ill-wresting
image
imagery
imaginary
imagination
imagine
imagined
imbar
imbecility
imbrue
imitation
immanity
immask
immaterial
immediacy
immediate
immediately
imminence
immodest
immoment
immure
immured
imp
impaint
impair
impale
impall
impannel
impart
impartial
impartment
impasted
impatience
impatient
impawn
impeach
impeachment
impediment
imperator
imperceiverant
imperfect
imperial
imperious
imperiously
imperseverant
impertinency
impertinent
impetticoat
impious
impiteous
impleached
implement
implorator
imply
import
importance
importancy
important
importantly
importing
importless
importment
importunacy
importunate
importune
importuned
importunity
impose
imposition
impossible
imposthume
imposture
impotence
impotent
imprese
impress
impressed
impression
impressure
imprimis
improper
improve
improvident
impudency
impudent
impugn
imputation
impute
in
in a
in b
in c
in capite
in hac
in terram
in via
in-a-door
inaidible
incaged
incapable
incardinate
incarnadine
incarnation
incense
incensed
incensement
incensing
incertain
incertainty
incessantly
inch
incharitable
inch-meal
incidency
incident
incision
incite
incivil
inclination
incline
inclining
inclip
include
inclusive
income
incomprehensible
inconsiderate
incontinence
incontinency
incontinent
incontinently
inconvenience
inconvenient
incony
incorporal
incorporate
incorpsed
incorrect
increase
increaseful
incredulous
Ind
indent
indented
indenture
index
Indian
indict
indictment
indifferency
indifferent
indifferently
indigest
indigested
indign
indirect
indirection
indirectly
indiscretion
indisposition
indistinguishable
indistinguished
indite
individable
indrenched
indubitate
induce
inducement
induction
indue
indued
indurance
indurate
industrious
industriously
industry
inequality
inevitable
inexecrable
inexorable
infallible
infallibly
infamonize
infamy
infant
infect
infected
infection
infer
infest
infinite
infinitive
infirmity
infix
infixed
inflame
inflamed
inflammation
inflict
infliction
infold
inform
informal
information
infortunate
infuse
infusion
ingaged
ingener
ingenious
ingeniously
inglorious
ingot
ingraft
ingrafted
ingrate
ingrateful
ingratitude
ingredience
inhabit
inhabitable
inhearse
inhearsed
inherent
inherit
inheritance
inheritor
inheritrix
inhibited
inhibition
inhooped
iniquity
initiate
injoint
injunction
injurious
injury
inkhorn
inkle
inland
inlay
inly
innocency
innocent
innovation
innovator
innumerable
inobled
inoculate
inordinate
inquire
inquisition
inquisitive
insane
insanie
insatiate
insconce
inscroll
insculp
insculpture
inseemed
insense
insensible
inseparate
insert again
inshell
inship
insinewed
insinuate
insinuating
insinuation
insisture
insociable
insolence
insolent
insomuch
inspiration
inspired
instalment
instance
instant
instantly
instate
insteeped
instinct
institute
institution
instruction
instrument
insubstantial
insufficience
insult
insulter
insulting
insultment
insuppressive
inteemable
integer
integrity
intellect
intellectual
intelligence
intelligencer
intelligencing
intelligent
intemperance
intemperate
intemperature
intenable
intend
intended
intendment
intent
intention
intentively
intercept
intercession
interchange
interchangeably
interchangement
interdict
interdiction
interess
interest
interim
interjoin
interlace
interlude
intermission
intermissive
intermit
interpret
interpretation
interpreter
interrogatory
interruption
intertangled
intertissued
intervallum
interview
intestate
intestine
intil
intimate
intimation
intitle
intitule
into
intolerable
intrate
intreasured
intreat
intrench
intrenchant
intrinse
intrinsicate
intrusion
inundation
inure
inurn
invectively
invent
invention
inventorially
inventory
invest
investments
inveterate
invised
invisible
inviting
invitis
invocate
invocation
inward
inwardness
ipso facto
ira
ireful
irk
irksome
iron
iron-witted
irreconciled
irrecoverable
irregular
irregulous
irremovable
irresolute
issue
issueless
itching palm
item
iterance
iteration
ivory
iwis
ill (adj.) 1bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.) 2evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.) 3poor, inadequate, miserable
ill (adj.) 4sick, indisposed, unwell
ill (adj.) 5annoyed, cross, vexed
ill (adj.) 6unskilful, inexpert, unskilled
ill (adv.) 1badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.) 2imperfectly, poorly, to ill effect
ill (n.) 1wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill (n.) 2trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill (n.) 3illness, malady, affliction
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CE III.ii.20 [Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] Ill deeds is doubled with an evil word
CE V.i.110 [Adriana to Abbess] And ill it doth beseem your holiness / To separate the husband and the wife
Cym V.v.159 [Iachimo to Cymbeline, of Posthumus] He was too good to be / Where ill men were
2H4 I.ii.166 [Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff] You follow the young Prince up and down, like his ill angel
2H4 V.ii.83 [Lord Chief Justice to King Henry V] If the deed were ill
H8 I.iii.60 [Sands to Lord Chamberlain, of Wolsey] in him / Sparing would show a worse sin than ill doctrine
H8 IV.ii.43 [Katherine to Griffith, of Wolsey] Of his own body he was ill [i.e. unchaste]
JC IV.iii.286 [Brutus to Caesar's ghost] Ill spirit
KJ IV.ii.219 [King John to Hubert] How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds / Make deeds ill done! [first instance]
Luc 579 [Lucrece to Tarquin] End thy ill aim before thy shoot be ended [or: sense 1]
Luc 1530 [of Sinon] So fair a form lodged not a mind so ill
Mac III.ii.55 [Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill [or: noun use]
MM II.i.64 [Elbow to Escalus, of Mistress Overdone] now she professes a hot-house, which I think is a very ill house too
MW III.iii.103 [Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of a man being in Ford's house] to take an ill advantage of his absence
Per IV.vi.107 [Lysimachus to Marina] I came with no ill intent
R2 II.i.93 [John of Gaunt to King Richard] I see thee ill; ... in thee seeing ill [punning on previous line]
R3 I.iv.214 [Clarence to Murderers, of a killing] For whose sake did I that ill deed?
R3 III.vi.14 [Scrivener alone] Bad is the world, and all will come to naught / When such ill dealing must be seen in thought
R3 IV.iv.217 [Queen Elizabeth to King Richard, of the dead princes] to their lives ill friends were contrary
Sonn 34.14 [] those tears are pearl which thy love sheds, / And they are rich, and ransom all ill deeds
Tem I.ii.458 [Miranda to Prospero, of Ferdinand] There's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple
Tem I.ii.459 [Miranda to Prospero, of Ferdinand] If the ill spirit have so fair a house
TG V.iv.61 [Valentine to Proteus] Thou friend of an ill fashion!
TNK II.i.144 [Arcite to Palamon, reflecting on what would happen if they were at liberty] envy of ill men / Crave our acquaintance
TNK II.i.163 [Palamon to Arcite] Had not the loving gods found this place for us, / We had died as they do, ill old men
WT V.iii.149 [Leontes to Hermione and Polixenes] Both your pardons / That e'er I put between your holy looks / My ill suspicion