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 I.i.25 [Cleopatra to Antony, of Fulvia ‘perchance’ being angry] Perchance? Nay, and most like
AC III.xiii.29 [Enobarbus to himself] like enough, high-battled Caesar will / Unstate his happiness
AC IV.xii.3 [Antony to Scarus, of the battle] I'll bring thee word / Straight how 'tis like to
AW II.i.59 [Parolles to Bertram, of the lords] Worthy fellows, and like to prove most sinewy sword-men
AW V.i.30 [Helena to Gentleman] Since you are like to see the King before me
AYL I.ii.17 [Celia to Rosalind] You know my father hath no child but I, nor none is like to have
AYL I.iii.111 [Celia to Rosalind, of disguising herself] The like do you
AYL III.iii.82 [Touchstone to Jaques, of Sir Oliver] he is not like to marry me well
AYL IV.i.62 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of his wooing her] I am in a holiday humour, and like enough to consent
Cor I.i.191 [Martius to Menenius] What's done i'th'Capitol, who's like to rise, / Who thrives and who declines
Cor I.iii.12 [Volumnia to Virgilia, of Coriolanus] I ... was pleased to let him seek danger where he was like to find fame
Cor II.i.233 [Brutus to Sicinius, of Coriolanus keeping to his intentions] 'Tis most like he will
Cor III.i.48 [Coriolanus to Brutus, of informing the people] You are like to do such business
Cor III.i.133 [Coriolanus to Brutus, of the people] Let deeds express / What's like to be their words
Cor III.i.202 [Menenius to all, reacting to the Plebeians' shout that Brutus and Sicinius should remain tribunes] And so are like to do
Cor IV.v.210 [Second Servingman to Third Servingman, of Coriolanus' imagined action] he's as like to do't as any man I can imagine
Cym II.iv.16 [Posthumus to all] Statist though I am none, nor like to be
Cym II.iv.36 [Iachimo to Posthumus, of the former's letters containing good news] 'Tis very like
Cym III.iv.118 [Innogen to Pisanio, responding to 'I thought you would not back again'] Most like
Cym V.iii.20 [Posthumus to Lord, of Guiderius and Arviragus fighting] lads more like to run / The country base than to commit such slaughter
Cym V.v.259 [Innogen to Cornelius, of whether she had taken the drug] Most like I did, for I was dead
E3 I.i.131 [Montague to King Edward] The Countess Salisbury is like to perish
E3 IV.iii.64 [Charles to King John] what success is like / To happen us in this outrageous war
E3 IV.iii.78 [King John to Charles] So is it like we shall not be subdued
Ham I.ii.237 [Hamlet to Horatio, agreeing] Very like, very like
Ham II.ii.152 [Gertrude to Claudius, agreeing] It may be, very like
Ham II.ii.348 [Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, of the child actors becoming common players] it is most like, if their means are not better
Ham II.ii.417 [Hamlet to Polonius] It came to pass, as most like it was
1H4 I.ii.173 [Prince Hal to Poins, of their companions] 'tis like that they will know us by our horses
1H4 II.iv.354 [Prince Hal to Falstaff] it is like if there come a hot June, and this civil buffeting hold, we shall buy maidenheads as they buy hob-nails, by the hundreds
1H4 IV.iv.7 [Archbishop to Sir Michael, of Michael guessing the drift of his letters] Like enough you do
1H4 V.iv.39 [Prince Hal to Douglas] Hold up thy head, vile Scot, or thou art like / Never to hold it up again!
2H4 I.i.179 [Morton to Northumberland] what hath this bold enterprise brought forth, / More than that being which was like to be?
2H4 I.iii.81 [Lord Bardolph to Hastings, of King Henry IV] Who is it like should lead his forces hither?
2H4 II.i.76 [Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] I think I am as like to ride the mare if I have any vantage of ground to get up
2H4 III.ii.123 [Falstaff to Shallow, of Shadow] He's like to be a cold soldier
2H4 III.ii.128 [Falstaff to Shadow] Thy mother's son! Like enough
H5 III.vi.98 [Fluellen to King Henry, of Bardolph] the Duke hath lost never a man, but one that is like to be executed for robbing a church
1H6 III.ii.106 [Falstaff to Captain] We are like to have the overthrow again
2H6 II.i.176 [Cardinal aside to Gloucester] 'Tis like, my lord, you will not keep your hour
2H6 III.i.379 [York alone, of Cade] Say that he thrive, as 'tis great like he will
2H6 III.ii.184 [Warwick to Cardinal, of dead Gloucester] 'Tis like you would not feast him like a friend
2H6 III.ii.271 [Suffolk to Salisbury, of what the Commons are supposed to have said] 'Tis like the commons, rude unpolished hinds, / Could send such message to their sovereign
2H6 IV.vii.14 [Holland aside to his companions, of Cade saying his mouth would be the parliament of England] Then we are like to have biting statutes, / unless his teeth be pulled out
3H6 IV.vi.100 [Oxford to Somerset] if Edward repossess the crown, / 'Tis like that Richmond with the rest shall down
H8 I.ii.182 [Surveyor to all, of the danger arising from a plot] which, being believed, / It was much like to do
H8 V.iv.63 [Porter to all, of some youths put in prison] there they are like to dance these three days
H8 epilogue.8 [Epilogue] All the expected good we're like to hear
JC I.ii.174 [Brutus to Cassius] these hard conditions as this time / Is like to lay upon us
JC I.ii.252 [Brutus to Casca, of Caesar falling down] 'Tis very like; he hath the falling sickness
KJ III.iv.49 [Constance to Cardinal Pandulph] 'tis like I should forget myself!
KL I.i.299 [Regan to Gonerill, of Lear] Such unconstant starts are we like to have from him
KL IV.vii.94 [Gentleman to disguised Kent] The arbitrament is like to be bloody
LLL V.ii.530 [King to all] Here is like to be a good presence of Worthies
MA II.ii.36 [Borachio to Don John, of Claudio] who is thus like to be cozened
MA II.iii.105 [Claudio to Don Pedro, of Beatrice pretending to love Benedick] Faith, like enough
MA III.iii.171 [Borachio to Conrade] We are like to prove a goodly commodity
MA V.iv.108 [Benedick to Claudio] thou art like to be my kinsman
Mac II.iv.29 [Ross to Macduff] 'tis most like / The sovereignty will fall upon Macbeth?
MM V.i.104 [Isabella to Duke, responding to his ‘This is most likely!’] O, that it were as like as it is true
MND V.i.117 [Quince as Prologue to all] You shall know all that you are like to know
MV I.iii.127 [Antonio to Shylock, of calling him a dog] I am as like to call thee so again
MV II.vii.49 [Morocco to himself, of the casket] Is't like that lead contains her?
MW IV.v.107 [Falstaff to Mistress Quickly] I was like to be apprehended for the witch of Brainford
Oth III.iv.186 [Cassio to Bianca, of the handkerchief] Ere it be demanded - / As like enough it will
Oth V.ii.93 [Othello to himself, of Emilia] 'Tis like she comes to speak of Cassio's death
Per III.i.17 [Lychorida to Pericles, of the baby] if it had conceit would die as I / Am like to do
Per IV.ii.71 [Marina to Bawd, of Leonine] The more my fault / To 'scape his hands where I was like to die
Per V.i.185 [Pericles to Helicanus] Tell me, if thou canst, / What this maid is, or what is like to be
R2 V.ii.90 [Duchess of York to York] Have we more sons? Or are we like to have?
R3 III.ii.120 [Hastings to Buckingham, of returning before him] like enough
R3 IV.ii.56 [King Richard to Catesby] give out / That Anne, my Queen, is sick and like to die
RJ I.v.135 [Juliet to Nurse, of Romeo] If he be married, / My grave is like to be my wedding bed
RJ IV.iii.36 [Juliet alone] is it not very like ... shall I not be distraught
Sonn 87.2 [] like enough thou know'st thy estimate
TC III.iii.42 [Ulysses to all, of Achilles] 'tis like he'll question me
Tem IV.i.237 [Stephano to a jerkin on a line] you are like to lose your hair and prove a bald jerkin
Tem V.i.265 [Antonio to Sebastian, agreeing] Very like
TN I.iv.2 [Valentine to Viola as Cesario] If the Duke continue these favours towards you, Cesario, you are like to be much advanced
TN I.v.188 [Olivia to Viola as Cesario, of a poetical speech] It is the more like to be feigned
TN II.v.144 [Malvolio reading the letter supposedly from Olivia] to inure thyself to what thou art like to be
TN III.i.130 [Olivia to Viola as Cesario] Your wife is like to reap a proper man
TN III.iv.259 [Fabian to Viola as Cesario, of Sir Andrew] to read him by his form, as you are like to find him in the proof of his valour
TNK II.i.283 [Palamon alone, of Arciter] like enough the Duke hath taken notice / Both of his blood and body
TNK V.iii.37 [Hippolyta to Emilia] I am like to know your husband 'fore yourself
TS III.ii.50 [Biondello to all, of Petruchio's horse] possessed with the glanders and like to mose in the chine
TS III.ii.212 [Katherina to Petruchio] 'Tis like you'll prove a jolly surly groom
TS IV.iii.93 [Hortensio to himself, of Katherina] I see she's like to have neither cap nor gown
TS IV.iv.61 [Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista] You are like to have a thin and slender pittance
TS IV.iv.70 [Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista] One mess is like to be your cheer
WT II.ii.27 [Emilia to Paulina] a goodly babe, / Lusty, and like to live
WT III.iii.10 [Mariner to Antigonus] 'tis like to be loud weather
WT IV.iv.722 [Clown to Autolycus, of a lie] Your worship had like to have given us one
WT V.i.49 [Paulina to Leontes, of an heir] Great Alexander / Left his to th'worthiest; so his successor / Was like to be the best
WT V.i.204 [Florizel to Leontes, of being married] We are not, sir, nor are we like to be
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