moiety (n.) 1
share, portion, part
1H4 III.i.92 [Hotspur to all, of the division of land] Methinks my moiety ... / In quantity equals not one of yours
AW III.ii.66 [Countess to Helena] If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine / Thou robbest me of a moiety
Ham I.i.90 [Horatio to Marcellus and Barnardo, of King Hamlet's legal agreement with old Fortinbras] Against the which a moiety competent / Was gaged by our King
KL I.i.6 [Gloucester to Kent, of Albany and Cornwall] qualities are so weighed that curiosity in neither can make choice of either's moiety [i.e. even very careful weighing would not enable them to choose between the two shares]
MV IV.i.26 [Duke to Shylock] Forgive a moiety of the principal
Sonn 46.12 [] by their verdict is determined / The clear eye's moiety
TC II.ii.108 [Cassandra to all] Let us pay betimes / A moiety of that mass of moan to come
TNK I.i.214 [Theseus to Artesius] we shall find / The moiety of a number for a business / More bigger-looked [i.e. part of the army is already raised]
WT II.iii.8 [Leontes alone, of Hermione] say that she were gone ... a moiety of my rest / Might come to me again
WT IV.iv.806 [Autolycus to Shepherd, of the gold] Well, give me the moiety

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