Glossary

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quick (adj.) 1living, vital, full of life
quick (adj.) 2lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.) 3quick-witted, inventive, lively
quick (adj.) 4sharp, keen, alert
quick (adj.) 5vigorous, quick-acting, energetic
quick (adj.) 6alive to possibilities, lively, impatient
quick (adj.) 7fresh, invigorating, sharp
quick (adj.) 8running, flowing, gushing
quick (adj.) 9hasty, hurried
quick (adj.) 10pregnant, with child
quick (adv.)  alive
quick (n.) 1sensitive parts [of the body], tender flesh
quick (n.) 2living, those alive
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AC I.ii.111 [Antony to Messenger] we bring forth weeds / When our quick winds lie still [or: quick minds]
AW IV.ii.5 [Bertram to Diana] If the quick fire of youth light not your mind
H5 III.v.21 [Constable to all] shall our quick blood, spirited with wine, / Seem frosty?
JC I.ii.29 [Brutus to Cassius] I do lack some part / Of that quick spirit that is in Antony [also: racing]
JC I.ii.293 [Brutus to Cassius, of Casca] He was quick mettle when he went to school
LLL I.i.159 [Berowne to all, of their oaths] But is there no quick recreation granted?
R3 I.iii.5 [Grey to Queen Elizabeth, of King Edward] cheer his grace with quick and merry eyes
R3 III.i.155 [Richard to Buckingham, of York] 'tis a parlous boy, / Bold, quick
TC IV.v.54 [Nestor to Ulysses, of Cressida] A woman of quick sense
TG III.i.91 [Valentine to Duke] Dumb jewels often in their silent kind / More than quick words do move a woman's mind
TNK IV.ii.13 [Emilia alone, of Arcite] What an eye, / Of what a fiery sparkle and quick sweetness, / Has this young prince
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