Glossary

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la
label
labour
laboured
labouring
laboursome
lace
lack
lackey
lack-linen
lack-lustre
lad
ladder-tackle
lade
lading
lady
lady-smock
lag
lagging
lakin
lam-damn
lame
lamely
lamentable
lamentably
lamp
lampass
lance
lanch
land
land-damn
landed
land-fish
landman
land-service
lane
languish
languishment
languor
lank
lank-lean
lantern
lanthorn
lap
lapse
lapsing
lapwing
lard
larder
large
large-handed
largely
largess
lark's-heels
larum
larum-bell
lash
lass-lorn
last
lasting
lastly
latch
late
lated
lately
late-sacked
latest
late-walking
lath
latten
latter
latter day
latter-born
lattice
laud
laughter
launch
laund
launder
laundry
laurel
laus
lave
lavish
lavishly
lavolt
law
lawful
lawn
lay
lay a
layer-up
laying on
lazar
lazar-like
lea
lead
leaden
leading
leaf
league
leaguer
leak
leaked
leaking
lean
lean a
lean-looked
leap
leaping-house
learn
learned
learning
lease, out by
leash
leasing
least
leather-coat
leathern
leathern-jerkin
leave
leave a
leaven
leavened
leavening
leavy
lecher
lecture
lee
leech
leer
lees
leese
leet
leg
legate
legatine
lege
legend
legerity
legion
legitimation
leisure
leman
lend
lending
length
lengthened
lenity
lenten
l'envoy
leperous
lesson
lest
let
let a
lethargy
lethe
Lethe'd
letter
lettered
level
levelled
leviathan
levied
levity
levy
lewd
lewdly
lewdness
lewdster
lewd-tongued
liable
libbard
libel
liberal
liberal arts
liberal-conceited
libertine
liberty
licence
lictor
lid
lie
lie a
lie b
lief
liege
liegeman
lieger
lieu
lieutenantry
life
lifelings
life-rendering
lifter
lifting up
liggens
light
lighten
light-foot
lightless
lightly
lightness
like
like a
likelihood
likely
likeness
liking
lily
lily-tincture
limb
limbeck
limber
limb-meal
limbo
limbo patrum
lime
limed
limekiln
lime-twig
limit
limitation
limited
limiter
limn
limned
line
line a
lineal
lineament
lined
line-grove
linen
ling
linger
lingering
lining
link
linsey-woolsey
linstock
lip
Lipsbury
liquor
liquorish
lisp
list
listen
lither
litigious
litter
little
little-seeming
live
liveless
livelihood
lively
liver
livery
living
lo
loach
load
loaden
loathly
loathness
lob
lobby
lock
lockram
locust
lodestar
lodge
lodged
lodging
loggats
loggerhead
logger-headed
loiterer
loll
loneliness
lonely
long
longing
long-ingraffed
longly
long-staff
long-tongued
loo
loof
look
loon
loop
looped
loose
loose a
loose-bodied
loosely
loose-wived
lop
lord
lording
lordship
lose
losel
losing
loss
lost
lot
lottery
loud
lour
louring
louse
lousy
lout
love
love-book
love-day
love-feat
love-lay
lovely
love-prate
lover
lovered
loveshaft
love-shaked
love-springs
love-suit
loving
low
low country
low-crooked
lower
lowering
lowliness
lowly
lown
lowness
low-spirited
loyal
lozel
lubber
lubberly
luce
lucky
lucre
luggage
lugged
lull
lumpish
lunatic
lune
lurch
lure
lurk
lust
lust-breathed
lust-dieted
lustful
lustihood
lustily
lustique
lustre
lusty
lux
luxurious
luxuriously
luxury
lym
like (adj.) 1same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.) 1likely, probable / probably
like (adv.) 2alike, in the same way, identically
like (adv.) 3equally, similarly, also
like (adv.) 4nearly, almost
like (n.)  identity, equivalent, counterpart
like (v.) 1please, suit
like (v.) 2love
like (v.) 3find, think of
like (v.) 4resemble, look like, take after
like (v.) 5liken, make like, make resemble
like (v.) 6thrive, look, do
like (v.) 7be impressed [by], make a choice
like as (conj.) 1as if
like to / unto (conj./prep.)  similar to, comparable with
like, great  very likely
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AC V.ii.123 [Cleopatra to Caesar] I have / Been laden with like frailties which before / Have often shamed our sex
AW I.i.219 [Helena alone] The mightiest space in fortune nature brings / To join like likes, and kiss like native things
AW IV.ii.71 [Diana alone, of what her mother says about oaths like Bertram's] She says all men / Have the like oaths
AYL II.iv.24 [Silvius to Corin] if thy love were ever like to mine
CE I.i.128 [Egeon to Duke, of Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant] his attendant, so his case was like
CE II.i.36 [Adriana to Luciana, comparing their lives to those of wretches] But were we burdened with like weight of pain
CE II.i.40 [Adriana to Luciana] But if thou live to see like right bereft [i.e. the same marriage rights taken from you]
CE V.i.348 [Duke to all] These two Antipholus', these two so like
Cor I.i.99 [Menenius to Citizens, of the belly and other parts of the body] never bearing / Like labour with the rest
Cor III.ii.51 [Volumnia to Coriolanus, of his playing a role] how is it less or worse / That it shall hold companionship in peace / With honour as in war, since that to both / It stands in like request?
Cor V.iii.206 [Coriolanus to the ladies] you shall bear / A better witness back than words, which we, / On like conditions, will have counter-sealed
Cym IV.ii.237 [Arviragus to Guiderius, of supposedly dead Innogen as Fidele] sing him to th'ground, / As once to our mother: use like note and words
Cym V.iv.75 [First Brother to music, to Jupiter, of he and his brother's death in battle] Like hardiment Posthumus hath / to Cymbeline performed
E3 III.ii.44 [Woman to all, of various prophecies] These, I can tell ye, and such like surmises / Strike many Frenchmen cold unto the heart
E3 V.i.222 [Prince Edward to King Edward] many princes more ... / May still be famous for like victories
Ham I.i.44 [Horatio to Barnardo, of the Ghost being like King Hamlet] Most like
Ham I.i.121 [Horatio to Barnardo and Marcellus, of events in Denmark compared with those in Rome] the like precurse of feared events
Ham I.ii.212 [Horatio to Hamlet, of the Ghost resembling King Hamlet] These hands are not more like
Ham IV.vii.115 [Claudius to Laertes] And nothing is at a like goodness still
1H4 III.i.105 [Mortimer to Hotspur, of a river] mark how he bears his course, and runs me up / With like advantage on the other side
1H4 III.ii.101 [King Henry to Prince Hal, of Hotspur] For of no right, nor colour like to right, / He doth fill fields with harness in the realm
2H4 V.ii.116 [King Henry V to Lord Chief Justice, of the sword of justice] you use the same / With the like bold, just, and impartial spirit As you have done 'gainst me
H5 I.i.3 [Canterbury to Ely] That self bill is urged Which in th'eleventh year of the last King's reign / Was like
H5 II.ii.183 [King Henry to all] Now, lords, for France; the enterprise whereof / Shall be to you, as us, like glorious
H5 IV.i.105 [disguised King Henry to Bates, of the King] though his affections are higher mounted than ours, yet when they stoop, they stoop with the like wing
1H6 V.iv.158 [Reignier to Charles, of a contract] If once it be neglected, ten to one / We shall not find like opportunity
1H6 V.v.105 [Suffolk alone, of himself] thus he goes, / As did the youthful Paris once to Greece, / With hope to find the like event in love
3H6 I.ii.75 [York to Sir John] Many a battle have I won in France ... / Why should I not now have the like success?
3H6 II.iv.10 [Clifford to Richard] here's the heart that ... cheers these hands that slew thy sire and brother / To execute the like upon thyself
3H6 III.iii.10 [Queen to Lewis] mischance hath trod my title down, / And with dishonour laid me on the ground; / Where I must take like seat unto my fortune
3H6 IV.i.71 [Lady Grey to Richard and George, of marrying Edward] And meaner than myself have had like fortune
3H6 V.iv.47 [Prince to all, of a fearful man] He should have leave to go away betimes, / Lest in our need he might infect another / And make him of like spirit to himself
KJ II.i.126 [Constance to Queen Eleanor, of Arthur] Liker in feature to his father Geoffrey / Than thou and John in manners
KJ V.vii.106 [Salisbury to Prince Henry, of the Bastard's oath of loyalty] And the like tender of our love we make
KL IV.vi.234 [Oswald to disguised Edgar, of Gloucester] Hence, / Lest that th'infection of his fortune take / Like hold on thee
Luc 613 [Lucrece to Tarquin] With foul offenders thou perforce must bear, / When they in thee the like offences prove
Luc 1113 [] True sorrow then is feelingly sufficed / When with like semblance it is sympathized
MA V.iv.51 [Benedick to Claudio] a calf ... Much like to you
Mac IV.iii.8 [Macduff to Malcolm] yelled out / Like syllable of dolour
MM IV.iii.74 [Provost to disguised Duke] the visage / Of Ragozine, more like to Claudio
MM IV.v.7 [Duke to Friar Peter, of informing Flavius where he is] Give the like notice / To Valentius, Rowland, and to Crassus
MM V.i.412 [Duke to Angelo] We do condemn thee to the very block / Where Claudio stooped to death, and with like haste
MV III.iv.14 [Portia to Lorenzo] Whose souls do bear an equal yoke of love, / There must be needs a like proportion / Of lineaments
MV IV.i.193 [Portia as Balthasar to Shylock] earthly power doth then show likest God's / When mercy seasons justice
Oth I.i.76 [Iago to Roderigo, of how he should shout] with like timorous accent and dire yell, / As when, by night and negligence, the fire / Is spied in populous cities
Oth II.i.16 [Second Gentleman to Montano] I never did like molestation view / On the enchafed flood
Per II.i.129 [Pericles to Fishermen, reporting his father's words about his armour] In like necessity ... may't defend thee
R3 I.iii.200 [Queen Margaret to all, of one of the two Prince Edwards] Die in his youth by like untimely violence!
R3 III.v.48 [Lord Mayor to Richard and Buckingham, of Hastings] He deserved his death, / And your good graces both have well proceeded / To warn false traitors from the like attempts
R3 IV.i.9 [Anne to Queen Elizabeth and Duchess of York, of where they are going] No farther than the Tower, and, as I guess, / Upon the like devotion as yourselves
R3 IV.iv.304 [Richard to Queen Elizabeth, of her daughter's childbirth] a night of groans / Endured of her for whom you bid like sorrow
Sonn 16.8 [] your living flowers, / Much liker than your painted counterfeit
TC prologue.25 [Prologue] hither am I come, / A Prologue armed, but not in confidence / Of author's pen or actor's voice, but suited / In like conditions as our argument
TC I.iii.168 [Ulysses to all] as near as the extremest ends / Of parallels, as like as Vulcan and his wife
TC I.iii.319 [Ulysses to Nestor, of Achilles' pride] must or now be cropped / Or, shedding, breed a nursery of like evil / To overbulk us all
TC IV.iv.8 [Cressida to Pandarus] If I could temporize with my affection ... / The like allayment could I give my grief
Tem III.i.13 [Ferdinand alone, of his carrying logs] My sweet mistress / Weeps when she sees me work, and says such baseness / Had never like executor
Tem V.i.58 [] Here enters ... Alonso with a frantic gesture, attended by Gonzalo; Sebastian and Antonio in like manner
Tem V.i.143 [Prospero to Alonso, of patience comforting him for a lost child] For the like loss, I have her sovereign aid
TG I.iii.69 [Antonio to Proteus] What maintenance he from his friends receives, / Like exhibition thou shalt have from me
TG IV.i.52 [First Outlaw to Valentine, of the crimes he and his fellows have committed] for such like petty crimes as these
Tim I.i.174 [Jeweller to Timon] Things of like value, differing in the owners, / Are prized by their masters
Tim I.ii.102 [Timon to all] what a precious comfort 'tis to have so many like brothers commanding one another's fortunes!
Tim I.ii.107 [Second Lord to Timon] Joy had the like conception in our eyes
Tim III.vi.13 [Lucius to Lucullus] In like manner was I in debt to my importunate business
TS II.i.77 [Gremio to Baptista] To express the like kindness
Ven 400 [] Who sees his true-love in her naked bed ... when his glutton eye so full hath fed, / His other agents aim at like delight?
WT I.i.2 [Archidamus to Camillo] If you shall chance ... to visit Bohemia, on the like occasion whereon my services are now on foot
WT I.ii.159 [Leontes to Hermione, of Mamillius] How like, methought, I then was to this kernel
WT II.i.85 [Leontes to Hermione] thou thing / Which I'll not call a creature of thy place, / Lest barbarism, making me the precedent, / Should a like language use to all degrees
WT II.iii.104 [Paulina to Leontes, of the baby and Leontes] good goddess Nature, which hast made it / So like to him that got it
WT II.iii.188 [Antigonus to all] Wolves and bears ... have done / Like offices of pity
WT III.iii.20 [Antigonus alone, of his dream] I never saw a vessel of like sorrow, / So filled and so becoming
WT V.iii.130 [Paulina to all] trouble / Your joys with like relation