Glossary

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rabbit-sucker
rabble
rabblement
race
rack
racker
racking
raddock
rag
rage
ragged
raging
rail
railer
railing
raiment
raise
raising
raisins of the sun
rake up
ram
ramp
rampallian
ramping
rampired
rancour
random, at
range
ranged
ranger
rank
ranked
rankle
rankly
rankness
rank-scented
ransack-constraining
ransacked
ransom
ranting
rap
rape
rapier
rapine
rapt
rapture
rare
rarely
rareness
rariety
rarity
rascal
rase
rased
rash
rash-levied
rate
rated
ratify
rational
Ratolorum
ratsbane
raught
ravel
ravelled
raven
ravenous
ravin
ravined
ravish
ravished
raw
rawly
rawness
ray
raze
razed
razorable
razure
reach
reaching
read
ready
reaped
rear
rearward
reason
reasonable
reave
rebate
rebato
rebel
rebellion
rebellious
rebound
rebuke
rebuse
recall
recanter
recanting
receipt
receive
received
receiving
receptacle
recheat
reck
reckless
reckon
reckoning
reclaim
reclusive
recognizance
recoil
recollect
recollected
recomforture
recommend
recompense
recompt
reconciled
reconcilement
record
recordation
recountment
recourse
recover
recovery
recreant
recreate
recreation
rectifier
rector
rectorship
recure
rede
redeem
redeliver
redemption
redime
red-lattice
redoubted
redound
redress
reduce
reechy
reed
re-edify
reek
reeking
reeky
reel
refel
refer
reference
refigure
refined
reflect
reflection
reflex
reform
reformation
refractory
refrain
reft
refuge
refuse
regard
regardfully
regenerate
regent
regiment
region
register
regreet
regress
reguerdon
regular
rehearsal
rehearse
reign
rein
reinforce
reinforcement
rejoice
rejoicer
rejoicingly
rejoindure
rejourn
relapse
relation
relative
release
relent
relenting
relic
relief
relier
relieve
religion
religious
religiously
relinquish (v.)
reliques
relish
reliver
relume
remain
remainder
remand
remarkable
remediate
remedy
remember
remembrance
remembrancer
remiss
remission
remissness
remit
remonstrance
remorse
remorseful
remotion
remove
removed
removedness
rend
render
rendezvous
renegado
renege
renew
renouncement
renown
rent
repair
repairing
repast
repasture
repeal
repealing
repeat
repeated
repetition
repine
repining
replenished
repletion
replication
report
reportingly
reposal
repose
reprehend
reprisal
reproach
reprobance
reproof
reprovable
reprove
repugn
repugnancy
repugnant
repulse
reputation
repute
reputed
request
requicken
require
requiring
requital
requite
reremouse
re-salute
rescue
resemblance
reservation
reserve
reserved
residence
resist
resolute
resolution
resolve
resolved
resolvedly
resort
resorter
resound
respect
respected
respecting
respective
respectively
respice
respite
responsive
rest
re-stem
restful
resting
restitution
restorative
restore
restrain
restrained
restraint
resty
resty-stiff
resume
retail
retain
retention
retentive
retire
retired
retirement
retort
retreat
retrograde
return
revel
revengement
revengingly
revenue
reverb
reverberate
reverence
reverend
reverent
reverently
reverse
reversion
revert
reverted
review
revive
revokement
revolt
revolted
revolting
revolution
revolve
reword
rhapsody
Rhenish
rhetoric
rheum
rheumatic
rheumy
rhymer
rib
ribald
riband
ribaudred
rich
rich-left
richly
rid
riddle-like
riddling
ride
ridge
ridiculous
riding
riding-rod
rifle
rift
rig
riggish
right
right-drawn
righteously
rigol
rigorously
rigour
rim
ring
ring-carrier
ringlet
riot
riotous
ripe
ripely
riping
rise
rivage
rival
rivality
rive
rivelled
rivet
rivo
road
roadway
roan
roarer
roast, rule the
robustious
rod
rogue
roguing
roguish
roisting
rolled
rolling
romage
Roman
Romish
rondure
ronyon
rood
rook
rooky
room
root
rootedly
rope
ropery
rope-trick
roping
rose over
rosed
rote
rotten
rough
rough-hew
round
roundel
roundly
roundure
rouse
rout
rover
row
rowel
rowel-head
royal
royal merchant
royalize
royalty
roynish
rub
rubbing
rubbish
rubies
rubious
ruddock
rude
rude-growing
rudely
rudeness
rudesby
rudiment
rue
ruff
ruffian
ruffle
ruffling
rugged
rug-headed
ruin
ruinate
ruinous
rule
rumour
run
runagate
runaway
running
running banquet
rush
rush-candle
rushling
russel
russet
russet-pated
rustically
rustle
ruth
ruthful
ruthless
rut-time
rutting
ruttish
rye-straw
rail (v.)  rant, rave, be abusive [about]
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AC I.ii.108 [Antony to Messenger] Rail thou in Fulvia's phase
AC IV.xv.43 [Cleopatra to Antony] let me rail so high / That the false housewife Fortune break her wheel
AYL I.i.58 [Orlando to Oliver] thou hast railed on thyself
AYL II.v.57 [Jaques to Amiens] I'll rail against all the first-born of Egypt
AYL II.vii.16 [Jaques to Duke Senior, of Touchstone] I met a fool, / Who ... railed on Lady Fortune in good terms
AYL III.ii.270 [Jaques to Orlando] we two will rail against our mistress the world
AYL IV.iii.43 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Silvius, of Phebe's letter to Ganymede] Can a woman rail thus?
CE IV.iv.72 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Dromio of Ephesus, of Adriana] Did not her kitchen-maid rail, taunt, and scorn me?
Cym IV.ii.56 [Arviragus to Belarius and Guiderius, of disguised Innogen's sigh] it would fly ... to commix / With winds that sailors rail at
H5 II.ii.41 [King Henry to Exeter] Enlarge the man committed yesterday / That railed against our person
3H6 II.vi.81 [Richard to all, of dead Clifford] I in all despite might rail at him
H8 V.iv.47 [Man to Porter, of a haberdasher's wife] that railed upon me till her pinked porringer fell off her head
KJ II.i.587 [Bastard alone] And why rail I on this commodity?
KJ II.i.592 [Bastard alone] Like a poor beggar raileth on the rich
KL II.ii.24 [Oswald to disguised Kent] to rail on one that is neither known of thee nor knows thee
KL II.ii.117 [Oswald to Cornwall, of disguised Kent] he ... insulted, railed
KL IV.vi.153 [Lear to Gloucester] See how yon justice rails upon yon simple thief
Luc 1023 [Lucrece] In vain I rail at Opportunity
Luc 1467 [Lucrece, of Priam] I'll ... / And rail on Pyrrhus that hath done him wrong
MA II.iii.143 [Leonato to Claudio, of Beatrice] she ... railed at herself
MA II.iii.230 [Benedick alone] I have railed so long against marriage
MND III.ii.362 [Oberon to Puck] sometime rail thou like Demetrius
MV I.iii.45 [Shylock to himself, of Antonio] he rails ... / On me, my bargains, and my well-won thrift
MV IV.i.139 [Shylock to Gratiano] Till thou canst rail the seal from off my bond
MW IV.ii.21 [Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Ford] He ... so rails against all married mankind
Oth IV.i.162 [Cassio to Iago, of Bianca] I must [follow her]: she'll rail in the street else
R2 V.v.90 [Richard to Groom] Forgiveness, horse! Why do I rail on thee
R3 IV.iv.151 [King Richard to all, of the Duchess of York and Queen Elizabeth] Let not the heavens hear these tell-tale women / Rail on the Lord's anointed
RJ III.iii.119 [Friar to Romeo] Why railest thou on thy birth, the heaven, and earth?
TC I.iii.191 [Nestor to all, of Achilles] Makes factious feasts, rails on our state of war / Bold as an oracle
TC II.i.16 [Thersites to Ajax] I shall sooner rail thee into wit and holiness
TC II.i.30 [Thersites to Ajax] Thou grumblest and railest every hour on Achilles
TC II.i.90 [Ajax to Achilles, of Thersites] I bade the vile owl go learn me the tenor of the proclamation, and he rails upon me
TC II.iii.3 [Thersites alone, of Ajax] He beats me, and I rail at him
TC II.iii.23 [Patroclus to Thersites] come in and rail
TG III.ii.4 [Thurio to Duke, of Silvia] she hath ... railed at me
Tim I.ii.244 [Apemantus to Timon] if I should be bribed too, there would be none left to rail upon thee
Tim I.ii.248 [Timon to Apemantus] an you begin to rail on society once, I am sworn not to give regard to you
Tim III.iv.65 [Second Varro's Servant to all] Who can speak broader than he that has no house to put his head in? Such may rail against great buildings
Tit II.iv.35 [Marcus to Lavinia] O that I knew thy heart, and knew the beast, / That I might rail at him to ease my mind!
TN I.v.89 [Olivia to Malvolio] There is no slander in an allowed fool, though he do nothing but rail
TS Induction.ii.85 [First Servingman to Sly, of his supposed delusion] And rail upon the hostess of the house
TS I.ii.110 [Grumio to Hortensio, of Petruchio] he'll rail in his rope-tricks.
TS II.i.170 [Petruchio alone, of Katherina] Say that she rail, why then I'll tell her plain / She sings as sweetly as a nightingale
TS IV.i.170 [Curtis to Grumio, of Petruchio and Katherina] Making a sermon of continency to her, / And rails, and swears, and rates
TS IV.i.192 [Petruchio alone, of Katherina] And if she chance to nod I'll rail and brawl
Ven 1002 [Venus as if to death] I railed on thee, fearing my love's decease
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