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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Cor I.iii.37 [Volumnia to Virgilia, of Coriolanus] forth he goes, / Like to a harvest-man that's tasked to mow / Or all or lose his hire
Cor IV.i.30 [Coriolanus to Volumnia] I go alone, / Like to a lonely dragon
Cor V.ii.20 [Menenius to First Watch] Like to a bowl upon a subtle ground
E3 I.i.42 [King Edward to Artois] This counsel, Artois, like to fruitful showers, / Hath added growth unto my dignity
E3 II.i.116 [King Edward to Lodowick, of the Countess] Her hair ... / Like to a flattering glass
E3 III.i.69 [Mariner to King John] Like to a meadow full of sundry flowers
E3 III.ii.50 [Third Frenchman to all] ransack-constraining war / Sits like to ravens upon your houses' tops
E3 V.i.139 [Salisbury to all] in the midst, like to a slender point / Within the compass of the horizon
2H4 II.iv.244 [Falstaff to Doll, of Poins] [he] wears his boots very smooth like unto the sign of the leg
2H4 IV.i.216 [Hastings to all, of King Henry IV] his power, like to a fangless lion, / May offer, but not hold
H5 III.iii.4 [King Henry to all] Or, like to men proud of destruction
H5 III.iii.16 [King Henry to all] impious war, / Arrayed in flames, like to the prince of fiends
H5 IV.iii.106 [King Henry to Montjoy, of the English] being dead, like to the bullet's crasing, / Break out into a second course of mischief
H5 V.chorus.26 [Chorus] Like to the senators of th'antique Rome
1H6 I.v.26 [Talbot alone] Now, like to whelps, we crying run away
1H6 II.ii.30 [Burgundy to all, of the Dauphin and Pucelle] Like to a pair of loving turtle-doves
1H6 II.v.11 [Mortimer to Gaoler] pithless arms, like to a withered vine
1H6 IV.i.23 [Talbot to all, of Falstaff] Like to a trusty squire did run away
2H6 II.i.191 [Gloucester to all, of the Duchess] if she have ... conversed with such / As, like to pitch, defile nobility
2H6 II.iv.98 [Stanley to Duchess] Like to a duchess and Duke Humphrey's lady, / According to that state you shall be used
2H6 III.i.353 [York alone] the golden circuit on my head, / Like to the glorious sun's transparent beams
2H6 III.ii.176 [Warwick to all, of dead Gloucester] His well-proportioned beard made rough and rugged, / Like to the summer's corn by tempest lodged
2H6 IV.ix.32 [King to all, of his position] Like to a ship that, having 'scaped a tempest, / Is straightway calmed and boarded with a pirate
2H6 V.i.100 [York to King] That gold must round engirt these brows of mine, / Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear, / Is able with the change to kill and cure
3H6 II.i.128 [Warwick to all, of his soldiers] Their weapons like to lightning came and went
3H6 II.iii.18 [Richard to Warwick, of Warwick's brother] he cried, / Like to a dismal clangour heard from far, / ‘Warwick, revenge!’
3H6 II.v.1 [King alone] This battle fares like to the morning's war
3H6 III.ii.161 [Richard alone, describing his body] Like to a chaos
3H6 IV.viii.20 [Warwick to all, of the King] Like to his island girt in with the ocean ... / Shall rest in London till we come to him
3H6 V.vii.3 [Edward to all] What valiant foemen, like to autumn's corn, / Have we mowed down
H8 II.iv.159 [King Henry to Cardinal, of the latter's enemies] like to village curs, / Bark when their fellows do
JC.I.iii.81 [Cassius to Casca] Romans now / Have thews and limbs like to their ancestors
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