sport (n.) 1
recreation, amusement, entertainment
1H4 I.iii.296 [Hotspur to Northumberland and Worcester] let the hours be short, / Till fields, and blows, and groans applaud our sport!
1H4 II.i.71 [Gadshill to Chamberlain] there are other Troyans that thou dreamest not of, the which for sport sake are content to do the profession some grace
1H4 II.iv.383 [Hostess to all, of Hal and Falstaff playing roles] O Jesu, this is excellent sport, i'faith
1H6 II.ii.45 [Burgundy to Talbot] I see our wars / Will turn unto a peaceful comic sport
2H6 II.i.2 [Queen to all] I saw not better sport these seven years' day
2H6 III.ii.338 [Suffolk to Queen] Well could I curse away a winter's night, / Though standing naked on a mountain top ... / And think it but a minute spent in sport
3H6 I.iv.92 [Queen to York] Thou wouldst be fee'd, I see, to make me sport
AC I.i.47 [Antony to Cleopatra] What sport tonight?
AC I.iv.29 [Caesar to Lepidus, of Antony] to confound such time / That drums him from his sport
AC II.iii.35 [Antony alone, of Caesar] in our sports my better cunning faints / Under his chance
AW [Second Lord to Bertram, of Parolles] We'll make you some sport with the fox ere we case him
AW IV.v.63 [Countess to Lafew, of the Clown] My lord that's gone made himself much sport out of him
AW V.iii.320 [Lafew to Parolles] Wait on me home, I'll make sport with thee
AYL I.ii.23 [Rosalind to Celia] I will ... devise sports
AYL I.ii.94 [Le Beau to Celia] Fair princess, you have lost much good sport
AYL IV.iii.157 [Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena] the shepherd youth / That he in sport doth call his ‘Rosalind’
CE II.ii.30 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Syracuse] When the sun shines let foolish gnats make sport
CE III.ii.27 [Luciana to Antipholus of Syracuse] 'Tis holy sport to be a little vain / When the sweet breath of flattery conquers strife [also: sense 3]
CE IV.i.82 [Antipholus of Ephesus to Angelo] you shall buy this sport as dear / As all the metal in your shop will answer
CE V.i.77 [Abbess to Adriana, of Antipholus of Ephesus] Thou sayst his sports were hindered by thy brawls
CE V.i.83 [Abbess to Adriana] In food, in sport, and life-preserving rest / To be disturbed would mad or man or beast
Cor II.ii.103 [Cominius to all, of Martius] He stopped the fliers, / And by his rare example made the coward / Turn terror into sport
Cym IV.ii.31 [disguised Innogen to Guiderius and Arviragus] I wish ye sport
H5 I.i.56 [Canterbury to Ely, of King Henry] His hours filled up with riots, banquets, sports
H8 I.i.47 [Buckingham to Norfolk, of the meeting between the kings] who set the body and the limbs / Of this great sport together, as you guess?
Ham II.ii.511 [First Player to all, of Hecuba] When she saw Pyrrhus make malicious sport / In mincing with his sword her husband's limbs
Ham III.ii.227 [Second Player as Queen to her King] Sport and repose lock from me day and night
Ham III.iv.207 [Hamlet to Gertrude] For 'tis the sport to have the enginer / Hoist with his own petar
JC II.i.189 [Brutus to Cassius, of Antony] he is given / To sports, to wildness and much company
JC III.i.114 [Brutus to all] How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport
KJ V.ii.175 [Bastard to Lewis the Dauphin, of the Cardinal] Whom he hath used rather for sport than need
KL II.i.35 [Edmund alone, of wounding his arm] I have seen drunkards / Do more than this in sport
KL IV.i.37 [Gloucester to Old Man] As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; / They kill us for their sport
LC 242 [] Playing patient sports in unconstrained gyves
LLL I.i.177 [Longaville to all, of Armado] Costard the swain and he shall be our sport
LLL IV.i.100 [Boyet to Princess, of Armado] A phantasime, a Monarcho, and one that makes sport / To the prince and his book-mates
LLL IV.ii.1 [Nathaniel to Holofernes, of the deer-hunting] Very reverend sport
LLL V.i.149 [Holofernes to all] To our sport, away!
LLL V.ii.153 [Princess to Boyet] There's no such sport as sport by sport o'erthrown
LLL V.ii.473 [Berowne to Boyet] might not you / Forestall our sport, to make us thus untrue?
LLL V.ii.514 [Princess to King] That sport best pleases that doth least know how
LLL V.ii.865 [Berowne to King] These ladies' courtesy / Might well have made our sport a comedy
Luc 992 [of Tarquin] His time of folly and his time of sport
MA I.i.166 [Claudio to Benedick] Thou thinkest I am in sport
MA II.iii.157 [Claudio to Don Pedro and Leonato, of Benedick learning that Beatrice loves him] He would make but a sport of it and torment the poor lady worse
MA II.iii.212 [Don Pedro to Leonato, of Beatrice and Benedick] The sport will be, when they hold one an opinion of another's dotage, and no such matter
MA III.i.58 [Ursula to Hero, of Beatrice and Benedick] it were not good / She knew his love, lest she make sport at it
MND II.i.87 [Titania to Oberon] with thy brawls thou hast disturbed our sport
MND III.ii.119 [Puck to Oberon, of the lovers] Then will two at once woo one-- / That must needs be sport alone
MND III.ii.14 [Puck to Oberon, of the rustics] The shallowest thickskin of that barren sort, ... in their sport / Forsook his scene and entered in a brake
MND III.ii.161 [Helena to Hermia, Demetrius, and Lysander] None of noble sort / Would so offend a virgin, and extort / A poor soul's patience, all to make you sport
MND III.ii.194 [Helena to herself, of Hermia, Demetrius, and Lysander] I perceive they have conjoined all three / To fashion this false sport in spite of me
MND III.ii.240 [Helena to Hermia, Demetrius, and Lysander] This sport well carried shall be chronicled.
MND IV.ii.17 [Snug to all] If our sport had gone forward, we had all been made men
MND V.i.42 [Philostrate to Theseus] There is a brief how many sports are ripe
MND V.i.79 [Philostrate to Theseus, of the rustics] Unless you can find sport in their intents
MND V.i.90 [Theseus to Hippolyta] Our sport shall be to take what they mistake
MV I.iii.142 [Shylock to Antonio] in a merry sport ... let the forfeit / Be nominated for an equal pound / Of your fair flesh
MW I.i.270 [Slender to Anne, of bear-baiting] I love the sport well
MW II.i.184 [Shallow to Page] We have sport in hand
MW II.i.194 [Shallow to Page] I will tell you what our sport shall be
MW III.ii.73 [Ford to all, of coming to dinner] Besides your cheer, you shall have sport
MW III.iii.142 [Ford to all] If I suspect without cause, why then make sport at me
MW III.iii.159 [Ford to all] Up, gentlemen, you shall see sport anon
MW IV.ii.152 [Ford to all] Let me for ever be your table sport
MW IV.ii.31 [Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Ford and Page] he ... hath drawn him and the rest of their company from their sport, to make another experiment of his suspicion
MW IV.iv.13 [Page to Ford] Let our wives / Yet once again, to make us public sport, / Appoint a meeting with this old fat fellow
MW [Fenton to Host, of Caius and Anne at the gathering] he shall ... shuffle her away, / While other sports are tasking of their minds
MW V.ii.12 [Page to all] Heaven prosper our sport!
MW V.v.234 [Mistress Page to all] let us every one go home, / And laugh this sport o'er by a country fire
Oth I.iii.364 [Iago to Roderigo] If thou canst cuckold him, thou dost thyself a pleasure, me a sport
Oth I.iii.380 [Iago to himself] my sport and profit
Oth II.ii.6 [Herald to all] each man to what sport and revels his addiction leads him
PassP XVII.31 [] All our evening sport from us is fled
Per V.iii.41 [Pericles to the gods] your present kindness / Makes my past miseries sports
R2 II.i.85 [John of Gaunt to King Richard] misery makes sport to mock itself
R2 III.iv.1 [Queen Isabel to Ladies] What sport shall we devise here in this garden / To drive away the heavy thought of care?
R2 IV.i.289 [Richard to Bolinbroke, of having broken a mirror] Mark ... the moral of this sport
RJ I.v.119 [Benvolio to Romeo] Away, be gone;. The sport is at the best
RJ I.v.30 [Capulet to Cousin Capulet] this unlooked-for sport comes well
Sonn 96.2 [] Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport
TC I.i.115 [Aeneas to Troilus, of an alarum] Hark what good sport is out of town today!
TC I.iii.176 [Ulysses to all, of Achilles' and Patroclus' behaviour] at this sport / Sir Valour dies
TC II.iii.107 [Patroclus to Agamemnon, of Achilles] he is much sorry / If anything more than your sport and pleasure / Did move your greatness
TG II.vii.32 [Juliet to Lucetta, of a current] by many winding nooks he strays, / With willing sport, to the wild ocean
Tim II.ii.51 [Caphis to Servants, of Apemantus and the Fool] Let's ha' some sport with 'em
Tit II.ii.19 [Saturninus to all] horse and chariots let us have, / And to our sport
Tit II.iii.197 [Martius to Quintus] Well could I leave our sport to sleep awhile
Tit III.i.237 [Messenger to Titus, of Saturninus and others] Thy grief their sports
Tit IV.iii.70 [Marcus to Titus, of their archery] This was the sport, my lord!
Tit V.i.118 [Aaron to Lucius, of seeing some of Titus' torments] when I told the Empress of this sport, / She sounded almost at my pleasing tale
Tit V.i.96 [Aaron to Lucius, of the attack on Lavinia] 'twas / Trim sport for them which had the doing of it
TN II.i.43 [Antonio alone, as if to Sebastian] I do adore thee so / That danger shall seem sport, and I will go!
TN II.iii.165 [Maria to Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, of tricking Malbolio] Sport royal, I warrant you
TN II.v.173 [Fabian to Sir Toby and Sir Andrew] ] I will not give my part of this sport for a pension of thousands to be paid from the Sophy
TN II.v.190 [Maria to Sir Toby and Sir Andrew, of Malvolio] If you will then see the fruits of the sport, mark his first approach before my lady
TN II.v.3 [Fabian to Sir Toby] If I lose a scruple of this sport, / let me be boiled to death with melancholy
TN IV.ii.69 [Sir Toby to Maria] I cannot pursue with any safety this sport the upshot
TNK II.ii.55 [Third Countryman to all] We'll see the sports, then every man to's tackle
TNK III.v.120 [Schoolmaster to all] The body of our sport, of no small study
TNK III.v.152 [Theseus to all] Now to our sports again
TNK IV.iii.52 [Gaoler's Daughter to all, of her imagining] I were a beast an I'd call it good sport!
TNK.III.v.96 [Pirithous to Theseus] Some country sport, upon my life
TNK.IV.i.55 [Wooer to all] As patiently I was attending sport, / I heard a voice
TS Induction.1.90 [Lord to Players] I have some sport in hand / Wherein your cunning can assist me much
Ven 844 [of lovers' songs] If pleased themselves, others, they think, delight / In such-like circumstance, with such-like sport
WT II.i.58 [Hermione to Leontes, of what he has said] What is this? Sport?
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