Glossary

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pace
pacify
pack
packed
packhorse
packing
packthread, pack-thread
paction
paddle
paddock
pagan
page
pageant
pain
pained
painful
painfully
paint
painted
painting
pair of stairs
pair of, a
pair-taunt-like
pajock
palate
pale
paled
pale-visaged
palfrey
palisado
pall
palled
pallet
palliament
palm
palmer
palmy
palpable
palpable-gross
palsy
palter
paltering
paly
pamphlet
pander
panderly
pang
pantaloon
pantler
panyn
pap
paper
parable
paradox
paragon
paramour
paraquito
parcel
parcel-bawd
parcel-gilt
parcelled
parcelling
parch
parchment-bottom
pard
pardon
parfect
parish top
paritor
park
park-ward
parle
parling
parlous
parlously
parmacity
parricide
parrot
parrot-teacher
part
partake
partaker
part-created
parted
partial
partialize
partially
participate
participation
parti-coated
parti-coloured
particular
particularity
particularize
particularly
parti-eyed
parting
partisan
partition
partly
partner
party
party-verdict
pash
pashed
pass
passable
passado
passage
passant
passed
passenger
passing
passion
passionate
passport
passy-measures
past
paste
pastern
pastime
pastor
pastoral
past-proportion
pastry
past-saving
pasture
pasty
pat
patch
patched
patchery
pate
paten
patent
path
pathetical
patience
patient
patiently
patrician
patrimony
patron
patronage
pattern
pauca
paunch
pause
pauser
pausingly
paved
pavement
pavilion
pavilioned
pavin
pawn
pax
pay
pay a
peace
peaceful
peace-parted
peach
peak
peaking
peal
pearl
peasant
peascod
pease
peat
peck
peculiar
pedant
pedantical
pedascule
peeled
peep
peer
peevish
peevish-fond
peg
Peg-a-Ramsey
peise
peize
pelf
pelican
pelicocks
pellet
pelleted
pell-mell
pelt
pelting
pen
penalty
pencil
pencilled
pendant
pendent
pendulous
pene
penetrable
penetrate
penetrative
penitent
penned
penner
penning
pennon
penn'orth
penny
pennyworth
pensioner
pensive
pensived
pent
penthouse
penthouse-like
penurious
people
peppercorn
pepper-gingerbread
per se
per Stygia
peradventure
perceive
perch
perchance
perdition
perdu
perdurable
perdurably
perdy
peregrinate
peremptorily
peremptory
perfect
perfectness
perfidious
perforce
performance
perfume
perfumer
periapt
peril, at
period
perish
perishing
periwig
periwig-pated
perjure
perk up
pernicious
perniciously
peroration
perpend
perplexed
perplexity
persever
persisted
persistive
person
personage
personal
personate
personating
perspective
perspectively
persuade
persuasion
pert
pertain
pertly
perusal
peruse
perverse
pervert
pester
pestered
pestiferous
pestilence
petar
petitionary
petticoat
pettish
pettitoes
petty
pew-fellow
pewterer
phang
phantasime
phantasma
pheazar
pheeze
philosopher
philosopher's two stones
philosophy
phlegmatic
phoenix
phrase
phraseless
physic
physical
pia mater
pibble-pabble
pick
picked
picked-hatch
pickers and stealers
picking
picklock
pickpurse
pickthank
picture
pie
piece
pied
piedness
pierce
piercing
pight
pignut
pike
pilcher
pilgrimage
pill
pillage
pilled
pillicock
pin
pinch
pinched
pinching
pinch-spotted
pine
pined
pinfold
pining
pinion
pinioned
pink
pinked
pinnace
pioned
pioneer
pious
pip
pipe
pipe-wine
piping
pirate
pish
pismire
piss o'th' nettle
pissing while, a
pistol
pit
pitch
pitch-ball
pitched
pitchy
piteous
piteously
pitfall
pith
pithless
pitiful
pitifully
pittance
pittie-ward
pittikins
pity
pizzle
place
place a
placed
placket
plague
plaguy
plain
plaining
plainly
plainness
plainsong
plaint
plaintful
planched
planet
planetary
plank
plant
plantage
plantain
plantation
planting
plash
plate
plated
platform
plausibly
plausive
play
playfere
playing day
plea
pleached
plead
pleasance
pleasant
pleasantly
please
please-man
pleasure
pleat
pleated
plebeian
plebs
pledge
plenteous
pleurisy
pliant
plight
plighted
plot
pluck
pluck a
plucking
plum porridge
plum-broth
plume
plume-plucked
plummet
plumpy
plurisy
ply
pocket up
pocky
poesy
poinst
point
point-blank
point-device
pointed
pointing-stock
poise
poison, sweet
poke
poking-stick
Polack
Poland
pole
poleaxe
poleaxe, sledded
polecat
pole-clipt
policy
politic
politician
politicly
poll
pollax
polled
Polonian
poltroon
pomander
pomewater
pommel
pomp
Pompion
pompous
ponderous
poniard
pontifical
poop
poor-John
poorly
pop
poperin
popinjay
poppering
poppy
popular
popularity
populous
poring
porpentine
porridge
porringer
port
portable
portage
portal
portance
portcullis
portend
portentous
portion
portly
pose
posied
position
positive
possess
possessed
possession
posset
possibility
possitable
post
poster
posterior
posterity
postern
posthaste
post-horse
posting
post-post-haste
posture
posy
pot
potation
potato
potch
potency
potent
potential
potently
pothecary
pother
potion
potting
pottle
pottle-deep
pouch
poulter
pouncet-box
pound
pow waw
powder
powdered
powdering-tub
power
powers
powther
pox
prabbles
practic
practice
practisant
practise
practised
practiser
praeclarissimus
praemunire
praetor
praise
prank
prate
prater
prating
pray
pray in aid
preachment
preambulate
precedence
precedent
precept
preceptial
precinct
precious
precious-dear
preciously
precious-princely
precipitance
precipitate
precipitation
precise
preciseness
precisian
pre-contract
precurrer
precurse
predestinate
predicament
predict
predominance
predominant
predominate
prefer
preferment
prefixed
pre-formed
pregnancy
pregnant
prejudicate
prejudice
prejudicial
premeditation
premise
premised
prenominate
prentice
preordained
pre-ordinance
preparation
prepare
prepared
preposterous
preposterously
prerogative
prerogatived
presage
presager
presaging
prescience
prescribe
prescript
prescription
presence
present
presentation
presented
presently
presentment
preserve
preserved
press
press-money
pressure
prest
presume on
presuppose
presurmise
pretence
pretend
pretended
pretender
prettily
prettiness
pretty
prevail
prevailing
prevailment
prevent
prevention
prewarn
prey
preyful
pribbles and prabbles
price
prick
pricked
pricket
pricksong
pride
priest
prig
primal
prime
primero
primest
primitive
primogenitive
primy
prince
princess
principal
principality
princox
print
printless
prison
prisonment
prithee
private
privately
prived
privilege
privileged
privily
privity
privy
privy chamber
privy-kitchen
prize
prizer
probable
probal
probation
proceed
proceeder
proceeding
process
process-server
proclaim
proclaimed
proclamation
proconsul
procrastinate
procreant
procurator
procure
prodigal
prodigious
prodigiously
prodigy
proditor
produce
proface
profane
profess
professed
profession
professor
proffer
profit
profited
profound
progenitor
progeny
prognostication
progress
progression
proh
project
projection
prolixious
prolixity
prologue
prolong
promise
promised
promotion
prompt
prompted
prompture
prone
pronounce
proof
propagate
propagation
propend
propension
proper
properly
propertied
property
prophane
prophet
propinquity
proportion
proportionable
proportioned
propose
proposition
propound
propriety
propugnation
prorogue
proscription
prosecute
prosecution
prospect
prosper
prosperity
prosperous
protect
protest
protestation
protester
protract
protractive
proud
proudest
proudly
provand
prove
provender
proverb
provide
provided
providence
Provincial
provision
provocation
provoke
provost
provulgate
prune
pry
psaltery
public
publican
publish
published
publisher
pucelle
pudder
pudding
puddle
puddled
pudency
puffed
puffing
pugging
puisny
puissance
puissant
puke-stocking
puling
pull
pullet-sperm
pulpit
pulsidge
pumpion
pun
punish
punk
punto
punto reverso
puny
pupil
pur
purblind
purchase
purchased
pure
purgation
purge
purged
purger
purl
purlieu
purple
purpled
purple-hued
purple-in-grain
purport
purpose
purposed
purse
pursent
pursue
pursuivant
pursuivant-at-arms
pursy
purveyor
push
push-pin
pusillanimity
pussel
put
put a
putter-on
putter-out
putting down
putting on
putting-by
puttock
puzzel
puzzle
pyramid
pyramides
pyramis
power (n.) 1armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.) 2single force, one power
power (n.) 3authority, government
power (n.) 4force, strength, might
power (n.) 5exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.) 6(plural) physical faculties, bodily strength
power (n.) 7control, influence, sway
power (n.) 8faculty, function, ability
power (n.) 9(usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
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AC III.vii.57 [Antony to all, of Caesar's arrival in Toryne] Can he be there in person? 'Tis impossible; / Strange that his power should be
AC III.vii.76 [Soldier to Canidius, of Caesar] His power went out in such distractions as / Beguiled all spies
AYL V.iv.153 [Jaques de Boys to all, of Duke Frederick] Addressed a mighty power, which were on foot
Cor I.vi.8 [Cominius to all] both our powers, with smiling fronts encountering, / May give you thankful sacrifice!
Cor I.ii.9 [Aufidius to First Senator, of the Romans] They have pressed a power
Cor I.ii.32 [Aufidius to all, of the Romans] Some parcels of their power are forth already
Cor I.iii.99 [Valeria to Volumnia and Virgilia] Cominius the general is gone with one part of our Roman power
Cor I.ix.11 [stage direction] Enter Titus Lartius, with his power, from the pursuit
Cor IV.v.122 [Aufidius to Martius] We have a power on foot
Cor IV.vi.39 [Aedile to all] the Volsces with two several powers / Are entered in the Roman territories
Cor IV.vi.67 [Messenger to all] Martius, / Joined with Aufidius, leads a power 'gainst Rome
Cym III.v.24 [Cymbeline to all, of Lucius] The powers that he already hath in Gallia / Will soon be drawn to head
Cym IV.iii.31 [First Lord to CyYmbeline] The want is but to put those powers in motion / That long to move
E3 III.i.33 [King John to Lorraine] Some friends have we beside domestic power
E3 III.iii.40 [Prince Edward to King Edward, of King John] I feared he would have cropped our smaller power
E3.IV.iv.41 [Prince Edward to Audley] Thy parcelling this power hath made it more / Than all the world, and call it but a power [first instance]
Ham IV.iv.9 [Hamlet to Captain] whose powers are these?
1H4 I.i.22 [King Henry to Westmorland] Forthwith a power of English shall we levy
1H4 I.iii.258 [Worcester to Hotspur] make the Douglas' son your only mean / For powers in Scotland
1H4 I.iii.274 [Hotspur to Worcester and Northumberland] And then the power of Scotland, and of York, / To join with Mortimer
1H4 I.iii.290 [Worcester to Hotspur] I'll steal to Glendower, and Lord Mortimer, / Where you, and Douglas, and our powers at once ... shall happily meet
1H4 III.i.60 [Glendower to Hotspur] Three times hath Henry Bolingbroke made head / Against my power
1H4 III.i.81 [Mortimer to Hotspur] my good Lord of Worcester will set forth / To meet your father and the Scottish power
1H4 IV.i.18 [Hotspur to Messenger, of Northumberland] Who leads his power?
1H4 IV.i.126 [Vernon to all, of Glendower] He cannot draw his power this fourteen days
1H4 IV.i.132 [Hotspur to all] My father and Glendower being both away, / The powers of us may serve so great a day
1H4 IV.ii.53 [Westmorland to Falstaff, of Shrewsbury] my powers are there already
1H4 IV.iv.12 [Archbishop to Sir Michael] The King with mighty and quick-raised power / Meets with Lord Harry
1H4 IV.iv.15 [Archbishop to Sir Michael, of Northumberland] Whose power was in the first proportion
1H4 IV.iv.19 [Archbishop to Sir Michael] I fear the power of Percy is too weak
1H4 IV.iv.37 [Archbishop to Sir Michael] ere the King / Dismiss his power he means to visit us
1H4 V.iii.1 [stage direction] The King enters with his power
1H4 V.v.34 [King Henry to all] Then this remains, that we divide our power
2H4 I.i.133 [Morton to Northumberland] the King hath won, and hath sent out / A speedy power to encounter you
2H4 I.i.190 [Morton to Northumberland] The gentle Archbishop of York is up / With well-appointed powers
2H4 I.iii.29 [Lord Bardolph to Archbishop, of Hotspur] Flattering himself in project of a power / Much smaller than the smallest of his thoughts
2H4 I.iii.32 [Lord Bardolph to Archbishop, of Hotspur] led his powers to death
2H4 II.iii.14 [Lady Percy to Northumberland] your own Percy ... / Threw many a northward look to see his father / Bring up his powers
2H4 III.i.96 [Warwick to King Henry IV] The powers that you already have sent forth / Shall bring this prize in very easily
2H4 IV.i.10 [Archbishop to Mowbray] Here doth he wish his person, with such powers / As might hold sortance with his quality
2H4 IV.i.175 [Archbishop to Westmorland] We come within our awful banks again / And knit our powers to the arm of peace
2H4 IV.ii.61 [Prince John to Archbishop] Discharge your powers unto their several counties
2H4 IV.iii.25 [Prince John to Westmorland] Call in the powers
2H4 IV.iv.5 [King Henry IV to all] Our navy is addressed, our power collected
2H4 IV.iv.98 [Harcourt to King Henry IV] The Earl Northumberland and the Lord Bardolph, / With a great power of English and of Scots / Are by the shrieve of Yorkshire overthrown
H5 I.ii.107 [Canterbury to King Henry, of Edward III] Making defeat on the full power of France
H5 I.ii.218 [Canterbury to King Henry, of taking a quarter of his army into France] with thrice such powers left at home
H5 .II.ii.15 [King henry to Cambridge, Scroop, and Grey] Think you not that the powers we bear with us / Will cut their passage through the force of France
H5 III.iii.46 [Governor to King Henry] The Dauphin ... / Returns us that his powers are yet not ready
H5 III.v.53 [French King to all, of King Henry] Go down upon him, you have power enough
1H6 I.iv.103 [Messenger to Talbot, of Pucelle] Is come with a great power to raise the siege
1H6 III.iii.30 [Pucelle to all, of the English] Their powers are marching unto Paris-ward
1H6 III.iii.83 [Burgundy to all] My forces and my power of men are yours
1H6 III.iii.90 [Charles to all] Now let us on, my lords, and join our powers
1H6 IV.ii.8 [Talbot to general] I'll withdraw me and my bloody power
1H6 IV.iii.4 [Messenger to Richard, of the Dauphin] he is marched to Bordeaux with his power / To fight with Talbot
1H6 V.ii.5 [Alen??on to Charles] keep not back your powers in dalliance
2H6 IV.iv.40 [Buckingham to King, of the enemy] retire to Killingworth, / Until a power be raised to put them down
2H6 IV.ix.10 [Clifford to King, of Cade] He is fled, my lord, and all his powers do yield
2H6 IV.ix.25 [Messenger to King] The Duke of York is newly come from Ireland, / And with a puissant and a mighty power ... / Is marching hitherward in proud array
2H6 V.i.21 [Buckingham to York, of the King] why thou ... / Should raise so great a power without his leave
2H6 V.i.44 [York to Buckingham] I do dismiss my powers
3H6 II.i.1 [stage direction] Enter Edward, Richard, and their power
3H6 II.i.176 [Warwick to all, of the enemy] Their power, I think, is thirty thousand strong
3H6 IV.i.148 [Edward to all] let us hence, and lose no hour / Till we meet Warwick with his foreign power
3H6 IV.viii.35 [King to Exeter] Methinks the power that Edward hath in field / Should not be able to encounter mine
3H6 V.ii.31 [Somerset to Warwick] The Queen from France hath brought a puissant power
3H6 V.iii.7 [Edward to all] those powers that the Queen / Hath raised in Gallia have arrived our coast
JC IV.i.42 [Antony to Octavius] Brutus and Cassius / Are levying powers
JC IV.ii.30 [stage direction] Enter Cassius and his powers
JC IV.iii.167 [Brutus to Messala] young Octavius and Mark Antony / Come down upon us with a mighty power
JC IV.iii.303 [Brutus to Varro and Claudius, of Cassius] Bid him set on his powers betimes before
JC V.iii.52 [Messala to Titinius] Octavius / Is overthrown by noble Brutus' power
KJ II.i.221 [King John to Hubert, of a French attack] wide havoc made / For bloody power to rush upon your peace
KJ II.i.398 [King John to King Philip] shall we knit our powers / And lay this Angiers even with the ground
KJ III.i.193 [Cardinal Pandulph to King Philip, of King John] raise the power of France upon his head
KJ III.iii.70 [King John to Queen Eleanor] I'll send those powers o'er to your majesty
KJ IV.ii.110 [Messenger to King John, of France] never such a power / For any foreign preparation / Was levied in the body of a land
KJ IV.ii.129 [King John to Messenger] Under whose conduct came those powers of France
KJ IV.iii.151 [Bastard to Hubert] Now powers from home and discontents at home / Meet in one line
KJ V.i.32 [Bastard to King John] London hath received, / Like a kind host, the Dauphin and his powers
KJ V.i.64 [King John to Bastard, of Cardinal Pandulph] he hath promised to dismiss the powers / Led by the Dauphin
KJ V.vi.39 [Bastard to Hubert] half my power this night ... are taken by the tide
KJ V.vii.61 [Bastard to King John, of his army] the best part of my power ... / Were in the Washes all unwarily / Devoured
KJ V.vii.75 [Bastard to Lords] Where be your powers?
KL III.i.31 [disguised Kent to Gentleman] from France there comes a power / Into this scattered kingdom
KL III.iii.12 [Gloucester to Edmund] There is part of a power already footed
KL IV.ii.16 [Gonerill to Edmund, of Cornwall] Hasten his musters and conduct his powers
KL IV.iii.48 [disguised Kent to Gentleman] Of Albany's and Cornwall's powers you heard not?
KL IV.iv.21 [Messenger to Cordelia] The British powers are marching hitherward
KL IV.v.1 [Regan to Oswald] But are my brother's powers set forth?
KL IV.vii.93 [disguised Kent to Gentleman] The powers of the kingdom approach apace
KL V.i.51 [Edmund to Albany] The enemy's in view; draw up your powers
KL V.iii.64 [Regan to Albany, of Edmund] He led our powers
Luc 1368 [of Troy] Before the which is drawn the power of Greece
Mac IV.iii.235 [Malcolm to all] Come, go we to the King; our power is ready
Mac V.ii.1 [Menteth to all] The English power is near, led on by Malcolm
Mac V.vi.7 [Seyward to Malcolm] Do we but find the tyrant's power tonight
R2 II.ii.46 [Green to Queen Isabel, of King Richard] he, our hope, might have retired his power
R2 II.ii.123 [Bushy to Green and Bagot] For us to levy power / Proportionable to the enemy / Is all unpossible
R2 II.iii.34 [Percy to Northumberland] to discover / What power the Duke of York had levied
R2 II.iii.153 [York to Bolingbroke] my power is weak and all ill-left
R2 III.ii.63 [King Richard to Salisbury] How far off lies your power?
R2 III.ii.90 [King Richard to all] I know my uncle York / Hath power enough to serve our turn
R2 III.ii.143 [Aumerle to King Richard] Where is the Duke, my father, with his power?
R2 III.ii.192 [King Richard to Scroop] where lies our uncle with his power?
R2 III.iii.39 [Bolingbroke to King Richard, of his intentions] Even at his feet to lay my arms and power
R2 V.iii.139 [King Henry to York] help to order several powers / To Oxford
R3 IV.iii.48 [Ratcliffe to King Richard] Buckingham ... / Is in the field, and still his power increaseth
R3 IV.iv.450 [King Richard to Catesby, of Norfolk] bid him levy straight / The greatest strength and power that he can make
R3 IV.iv.479 [King Richard to Derby, of Richmond] Where is thy power then to beat him back?
R3 IV.iv.505 [Second Messenger to King Richard] every hour more competitors / Flock to the rebels and their power grows strong
R3 IV.iv.533 [Catesby to King Richard] the Earl of Richmond / Is with a mighty power landed at Milford
R3 IV.v.17 [Urwick to Derby, of several lords and soldiers] towards London do they bend their power
R3 V.iii.26 [Richmond to all] Limit each leader to his several charge, / And part in just proportion our small power
R3 V.iii.38 [Blunt to Richmond, of Stanley] His regiment lies half a mile at least / South from the mighty power of the King
R3 V.iii.60 [King Richard to Catesby, of Stanley] bid him bring his power / Before sunrising
R3 V.iii.291 [King Richard to Norfolk] Call up Lord Stanley, bid him bring his power
R3 V.iii.343 [King Richard to Messenger] What says Lord Stanley? Will he bring his power?
Sonn 146.2 [] My sinful earth these rebel powers that thee array
TC II.iii.259 [Ulysses to all] We must with all our main of power stand fast
Tim V.iv.1 [stage direction] Enter Alcibiades with his Powers
Tim V.iv.52 [Second Senator to Alcibiades] all thy powers / Shall make their harbour in our town
Tit III.i.298 [Lucius alone] Now will I to the Goths and raise a power / To be revenged on Rome and Saturnine
Tit IV.iv.63 [Aemilius to Saturninus] The Goths have gathered head, and with a power / Of high-resolved men, bent to the spoil, / They hither march amain
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