Glossary

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naked
name
nameless
nap
napkin
napless
narrow
narrowly
narrow-prying
native
nativity
natural
natural fool
naturalize
nature
naught
naughtily
naughty
nave
navel
navigation
nay
nayward
nayword
ne
neaf
Neapolitan bone-ache
near
near-legged
nearly
nearness
neat
neat-herd
neb
necessaries
necessary
necessitied
necessity
neck
need
needful
needless
needly
needs
needy
neele
ne'er-offence
neeze
negation
negative
neglect
neglected
neglectingly
neglection
negligence
negligent
neighbour
neighbourhood
neither
nephew
nerve
nervy
nether
nether-stock
neuter
never-daunted
never-surfeited
new
new-added
new-apparelled
new-begot
new-conceived
new-dated
new-delivered
new-devised
new-enkindled
new-fallen
new-fangled
new-fire
new-fired
new-found
new-replenished
new-store
new-ta'en
new-trimmed
new-trothed
new-tuned
next
next morning
nice
nicely
niceness
nicety
nick
nickname
niece
niggard
niggarding
niggardly
nigh
night
night-bird
nighted
nightgown
nightly
night-oblations
night-rule
night-walking
nill
nimble
nimble-pinioned
nimble-set
nimbly
nine-fold
ninny
nip
nit
Nob
noble
nobleness
noblesse
nod
noddy
noise
noise a
noiseless
noisome
nole
nominate
nomination
non
nonage
nonce, for the
non-come
none
none of you, will
nonny
nonpareil
non-regardance
non-suit
nook-shotten
nor
north
northern star
Norweyan
nose
nose-herb
notable
notary
note
noted
notedly
not-fearing
nothing
nothing-gift
notice
notify
notion
notorious
not-pated
nourish
nourished
no-verb
novi
novice
novum
now
noyance
nullity
numb
number
numbered
numbering
nuncio
nuncle
nurse
nurser
nursery
nurture
nuthook
nuzzle up
nyas
nymph
nature (n.) 1natural feelings, natural affection
nature (n.) 2natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.) 3human nature
nature (n.) 4mortal life, natural life
nature (n.) 5personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.) 6natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.) 7function, capacity, role
nature (n.) 8 
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Cym III.iv.43 [Innogen to Pisanio[ If sleep charge Nature [i.e. if I manage to sleep]
Cym V.v.257 [Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the drug] in short time / All offices of nature should again / Do their due functions
KL II.iv.103 [Lear to Gloucester] we are not ourselves / When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind / To suffer with the body
KL IV.iv.12 [Doctor to Cordelia] Our foster-nurse of nature is repose
KL IV.vii.15 [Cordelia to the gods, of Lear] Cure this great breach in his abused nature
Mac I.iii.136 [Macbeth to himself, of his imaginings] make my seated heart knock at my ribs / Against the use of nature
Mac II.ii.7 [Lady Macbeth alone, of the King's attendants] I have drugged their possets / That death and nature do contend about them / Whether they live or die
Mac V.i.9 [Doctor to Gentlewoman, of Lady Macbeth's sleepwalking] A great perturbation in nature
Tim III.i.61 [Flaminius alone as if to the gods, of Lucullus] when he's sick to death, let not that part of nature / Which my lord paid for be of any power / To expel sickness
Tim IV.iii.177 [Timon alone] That nature, being sick of man's unkindness, / Should yet be hungry!
Tim IV.iii.229 [Apemantus to Timon, of wild animals] Whose naked natures live in all the spite / Of wreakful heaven
TNK I.iv.43 [Theseus to all, of different events] Hath set a mark which nature could not reach to
TNK III.ii.31 [Gaoler's Daughter alone] O state of nature, fail together in me [i.e. my existence]
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