Glossary

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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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AC II.ii.33 [Antony to Caesar] I learn you take things ill which are not so
AC II.vi.79 [Pompey to Enobarbus] Enjoy thy plainness; / It nothing ill becomes thee
AC III.iii.34 [Cleopatra to Messenger] Thou must not take my former sharpness ill
AC IV.vi.18 [Enobarbus alone] I have done ill
AC IV.xiv.105 [Antony to the guards] I have done my work ill, friends
AW I.i.150 [Parolles to Helena, responding to ‘How might one do ... to lose it [virginity] to her own liking’] Marry, ill, to like him that ne'er it likes
AW I.i.159 [Parolles to Helena] your virginity ... is like one of our French withered pears: it looks ill, it eats drily
AW V.iii.182 [King to Bertram] for my thoughts, you have them ill to friend / Till your deeds gain them
CE II.i.12 [Adriana to Luciana, of Antipholus of Ephesus] Look when I serve him so he takes it ill
CE II.ii.177 [Adriana to Antipholus of Syracuse] How ill agrees it with your gravity / To counterfeit thus grossly with your slave
Cor III.i.51 [Coriolanus to Brutus and Sicinius] Let me deserve so ill as you
Cym I.vii.95 [Innogen to Iachimo] Since doubting things go ill often hurts more / Than to be sure they do
2H4 II.ii.27 [Poins to Prince Henry] How ill it follows, after you have laboured so hard, you should talk so idly
2H4 IV.i.47 [Westmorland to Archbishop] Wherefore do you so ill translate yourself / Out of the speech of peace ... / Into the harsh and boisterous tongue of war
2H4 V.i.78 [Falstaff alone, of King Henry V] you shall see him laugh till his face be like a wet cloak ill laid up!
2H4 V.v.51 [King Henry V to Falstaff] How ill white hairs become a fool and jester
H5 III.ii.85 [Macmorris to Fluellen and Jamy, of the strategy] By Chrish, la, 'tish ill done!
H5 IV.i.120 [disguised King Henry to Bates, of the King] I dare say you love him not so ill to wish him here alone
H5 IV.i.181 [Williams to disguised King Henry] 'Tis certain, every man that dies ill, the ill upon his own head [first instance]
1H6 IV.i.74 [King to Talbot, of Burgundy] Let him perceive how ill we brook his treason
2H6 I.iii.101 [York to all] If York have ill demeaned himself in France
2H6 II.iv.10 [Gloucester to Duchess] ill can thy noble mind abrook / The abject people gazing on thy face
3H6 II.ii.46 [King to Clifford] didst thou never hear / That things ill got had ever bad success?
3H6 II.v.55 [Son to himself] Ill blows the wind that profits nobody
JC IV.iii.273 [Brutus to himself] How ill this taper burns!
KJ II.i.196 [King Philip to Constance] It ill beseems this presence to cry aim / To these ill-tuned repetitions
KJ III.iv.5 [King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph] What can go well, when we have run so ill?
KJ IV.i.55 [Arthur to Hubert] If heaven be pleased that you must use me ill, / Why then you must
KJ IV.ii.220 [King John to Hubert] How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds / Make deeds ill done! [second instance]
KL II.i.97 [Regan to Edmund, of Lear] No marvel then though he were ill affected
KL II.ii.56 [disguised Kent to Cornwall, of Oswald] A stone-cutter or a painter could not have made him so ill
KL II.ii.143 [Gloucester to Cornwall, of putting disguised Kent in the stocks] The King must take it ill / That he, so slightly valued in his messenger, / Should have him thus restrained
KL IV.vii.97 [disguised Kent alone] My point and period will be throughly wrought, / Or well or ill, as this day's battle's fought
LLL II.i.46 [Maria to Princess, of Longaville] Nothing becomes him ill that he would well
LLL II.i.108 [Princess to King] To teach a teacher ill beseemeth me.
LLL IV.ii.30 [Nathaniel to Holofernes] it would ill become me to be vain, indiscreet, or a fool
Luc 148 [] So that in venturing ill we leave to be / The things we are for that which we expect
MA III.ii.89 [Don John to Claudio] suit ill spent, and labour ill bestowed!
MA V.ii.81 [Beatrice to Benedick, of how Hero is] Very ill
MND II.i.60 [Oberon to Titania] Ill met by moonlight
MND III.ii.462 [Puck to hiimself] Jack shall have Jill; / Naught shall go ill
MW I.i.78 [Shallow to Page] I wished your venison better - it was ill killed
PassP II.4 [] My worser spirit a woman coloured ill
R2 III.iii.97 [King Richard to all] Ten thousand bloody crowns of mothers' sons / Shall ill become the flower of England's face
R2 V.iii.98 [York to King Henry] Ill mayst thou thrive if thou grant any grace
R3 I.iii.3 [Grey to Queen Elizabeth, of King Edward's health] In that you brook it ill, it makes him worse
RJ I.i.203 [Romeo to Benvolio] word ill urged to one that is so ill! [first instance]
Sonn 22.12 [] thy heart which I will keep so chary / As tender nurse her babe from faring ill
Sonn 89.6 [] Thou canst not (love) disgrace me half so ill, / To set a form upon desired change, / As I'll myself disgrace
Sonn 140.10 [] if I should despair, I should grow mad, / And in my madness might speak ill of thee
Sonn 144.4 [] The better angel is a man right fair, / The worser spirit a woman coloured ill [i.e. of an unfavourable complexion]
TC II.ii.160 [Paris to all] none so noble / Whose life were ill bestowed, or death unfamed, / Where Helen is the subject
TC V.x.38 [Pandarus alone] O traitors and bawds, how earnestly are you set a-work, and how ill requited!
TG V.ii.16 [Proteus to Thurio, of how Silvia likes his discourse] Ill, when you talk of war
Tim III.v.113 [Alcibiades alone, of banishment] It comes not ill
Tim V.i.88 [Timon to Poet and Painter, of what he has to say] You'll take it ill
Tit III.i.233 [Messenger to Titus] ill art thou repaid
TN III.iv.100 [Maria to Sir Toby] an you speak ill of the devil, how he takes it at heart!
TNK V.ii.12.4 [Doctor to Wooer, of how he dealt with the Gaoler's Daughter] 'Twas very ill done
WT IV.iv.302 [Dorcas to Mopsa] thou dost ill
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