Glossary

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wafer-cake
waft
waftage
wafture
wag
wage
waggish
waggon
waggoner
wagtail
wail
wailful
wain-rope
wainscot
waist
wait
waiting-gentlewoman
wake
waked
waking
walk
wall
wallet
wall-eyed
wall-newt
wan
wand
wandering
waned
wanion, with a
wanny
want
wanting
wanton
wanton a
wantonly
wantonness
want-wit
wappened
war
ward
warden
warder
ware
warm
warn
warp
warped
war-proof
warrant
warranted
warrantise, warrantize
warranty
warren
warrener
wash
washing
waspish-headed
wassail
waste
wasted
wasteful
wasting
watch
watch-case
watcher
watchful
watching
water
water-gall
waterish
water-rug
water-standing
waterwork
watery
wave
wavering
wawl
wax
waxen
waxing
way
ways
wayward
waywarder
waywardness
weak
weak-built
weaken
weal
wealsman
wealth
wean
wear
wearing
weary
weasand, wezand
weather
weather-fend
weaved-up
web and the pin
wedding-dower
wedge
wee away
weed
weedy
week, in by the
ween
weepingly
weeping-ripe
weet
weigh
weighing
weight
weighty
welfare
welked
welkin
well
well met
well said
well to live
well-a-day
well-advised
well-a-near
well-apparelled
well-appointed
well-beseeming
well-breathed
well-compact
well-dealing
well-disposed
well-divided
well-entered
well-favoured
well-forwarning
well-found
well-graced
well-hallowed
well-knit
well-known
well-liking
well-lost
well-minded
well-respected
well-seeming
well-sinewed
well-spoken
well-warranted
well-weighing
well-willer
well-wished
wen
wench
wenching
wenchless
wench-like
wend
weraday
wert
westward
wet
wether
wharf
what
what though
wheak
wheel
wheeling
whe'er
Wheeson
whelk
whelm
whelp
when
whenas
whence
whencesoever
whensoever
where
whereabout
where-through
whet
whether
whetstone
whey-face
whiffler
while
while-ere
whiles
whilst, the
whinyard
whip
whipping-cheer
whipster
whipstock
whir
whirligig
whisper
whist
whistle
whistling
whit
white
whitebeard
white-haired
white-livered
whitely
whither
whiting-time
whitly
whitster
whittle
who
whole
wholesome
wholesome-profitable
whoo-bub
whoop
whooping
whore
whoremaster
whore-masterly
whoremonger
whoreson
wide
wide-chopped
wide-enlarged
wide-skirted
wide-stretched
widow-dolour
widowhood
wield
wife
wight
wild
wilderness
wildfire
wildly
wildness
wile
wilful
wilful-blame
wilful-negligent
wilful-opposite
will
willed
willing
willow
wilt
wimpled
win
winch
Winchester goose
wind
wind a
wind-changing
windgall
winding-sheet
windlass
window
windowed
windows' tops
windring
wind-swift
windy
wing
wing a
winged
wing-led
wink
winking
winter
wintered
winter-ground
winterly
wipe
wisdom
wise
wise woman
wish
wished
wishful
wishtly
wist
wistly
wit
wit a
witch
witching
with
withal
withdraw
wither out
withers
withhold
within
without
without-door
witless
witness
witness a
witnessed
wit-old
wit-snapper
wittily
wittingly
wittol
wittolly
witty
wiving
woe
woeful
wold
wolvish
wolvish-ravening
woman
womanhood
womanly
woman-post
woman-queller
woman-tired
womb
womby
wonder
wondered
wonderful
wondering
wonderingly
wonder-wounded
wondrous
wont
wonted
woo
wood
woodbine
woodcock
wooden
woodman
woof
wooingly
woollen
woolward
woosel
word
work
working
working-day
working-house
workman
workmanly
workyday
world
worldling
worldly
worm
wormwood
worn
worn-out
worried
worse
worship
worshipfully
worst
worsted
wort
worth
worthily
worthless
worthy
wot
would
wound
wounded
woundless
wrack
wrackful
wrack-threatening
wrangle
wrangler
wrangling
wrap
wrastle
wreak
wreakful
wreathe
wrench
wrest
wrested
wretchedness
wring
wringing
wrinkle
wrinkled
writ
write
writhled
written
wroath
wrong
wrong-incensed
wroth
wrought
wry
wry-necked
wits, also five wits  faculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
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1H6 V.iii.195 [Suffolk alone, as if to himself] when thou comest to kneel at Henry's feet, / Thou mayst bereave him of his wits with wonder
2H6 I.i.81 [Gloucester to all] did my brother Bedford toil his wits / To keep by policy what Henry got?
KL I.iv.165 [Fool singing] wise men are grown foppish / And know not how their wits to wear
KL III.ii.67 [Lear to Fool] My wits begin to turn
KL III.iv.55 [Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear] Bless thy five wits!
KL III.iv.155 [disguised Kent to Gloucester] His wits begin t'unsettle
KL III.iv.163 [Gloucester to disguised Kent] The grief hath crazed my wits
KL III.vi.4 [disguised Kent to Gloucester, of lear] All the power of his wits have given way to his impatience
KL III.vi.56 [Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear] Bless thy five wits!
KL III.vi.85 [disguised Kent to Gloucester, of Lear] trouble him not; his wits are gone
KL IV.i.56 [Edgar as Poor Tom to Gloucester, of himself] Tom hath been scared out of his good wits
KL IV.vii.41 [Cordelia to sleeping Lear] 'Tis wonder that thy life and wits at once / Had not concluded all
LC 161 [] For when we rage, advice is often seen / By blunting us to make our wits more keen
LLL I.i.27 [Dumaine to all] dainty bits / Make rich the ribs but bankrupt quite the wits
LLL II.i.54 [Princess to all, of Longaville] Such short-lived wits do wither as they grow [or: wit, sense 6]
LLL V.ii.64 [Rosaline to Princess, of Berowne] I would make him ... spend his prodigal wits in bootless rhymes
LLL V.ii.85 [Boyet to ladies] Muster your wits
LLL V.ii.264 [King to ladies] Farewell, mad wenches. You have simple wits
LLL V.ii.268 [Rosaline to all, of the lords] Well-liking wits they have; gross, gross; fat, fat
Luc 290 [of Lucrece and Tarquin] That eye which looks on her confounds his wits
Luc 859 [of an old man] useless barns the harvest of his wits
Luc 1816 [of Brutus] armed his long-hid wits advisedly
MA I.i.61 [Beatrice to Leonato, of Benedick] four of his five wits went halting off, and now is the whole man governed with one
MA III.v.10 [Dogberry to Leonato, of Verges] his wits are not so blunt as ... I would desire they were
MM V.i.33 [Angelo to Duke, of Isabella] her wits, I fear me, are not firm
Oth I.i.93 [Brabantio to Roderigo] What, have you lost your wits?
Oth I.iii.352 [Iago to Roderigo] not too hard for my wits
Oth IV.i.271 [Lodovico to Iago, of Othello] Are his wits safe?
R3 I.ii.115 [Richard to Anne] leave this keen encounter of our wits
RJ I.iv.47 [Mercutio to Romeo] Take our good meaning, for our judgement sits / Five times in that ere once in our five wits
RJ II.iv.66 [Mercutio to Benvolio]My wits faint.
RJ II.iv.72 [Mercutio to Romeo] thou hast more of the wild goose in one of thy wits than ... I have in my whole five
RJ IV.i.47 [Friar Laurence to Juliet, of her grief] It strains me past the compass of my wits
Sonn 141.9 [] But my five wits, not my five senses can / Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee
TG I.i.44 [Proteus to Valentine] eating love / Inhabits in the finest wits of all
Tim IV.iii.89 [Alcibiades to Timandra, of Timon] Pardon him, sweet Timandra, for his wits / Are drowned and lost in his calamities
Tit IV.iv.10 [Saturninus to all, of Titus] what and if / His sorrows have so overwhelmed his wits?
TN III.iv.13 [Maria to Olivia, of Malvolio] the man is tainted in's wits
TN IV.ii.58 [Feste as Sir Topas to Malvolio] Thou shalt hold the opinion of Pythagoras ere I will allow of thy wits
TN IV.ii.86 [Feste to Malvolio] how fell you besides your five wits?
TN IV.ii.88 [Malvolio to Feste] abused. I am as well in my wits, fool, as thou art
TN IV.ii.90 [Feste to Malvolio] you are mad indeed, if you be no better in your wits than a fool
TN IV.ii.93 [Malvolio to Feste] They ... do all they can to face me out of my wits
TN V.i.294 [Olivia to feste, of not reading a letter as a madman] Prithee, read i'thy right wits
TNK I.i.118 [Third Queen to Emilia] Extremity that sharpens sundry wits / Makes me a fool
TS I.i.176 [Tranio to Lucentio] If you love the maid, / Bend thoughts and wits to achieve her
Ven 249 [] Being mad before, how doth she now for wits?
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