knave (n.) 1
scoundrel, rascal, rogue
1H4 II.i.98 [Gadshill to Chamberlain] Farewell, you muddy knave
1H4 III.iii.119 [Hostess to Falstaff, of his calling her a ‘thing’] thou art a knave to call me so
1H4 III.iii.122 [Hostess to Falstaff, of his calling her a ‘beast’] Say, what beast, thou knave, thou?
2H4 I.ii.35 [Falstaff to Page, of the tailor] A rascally yea-forsooth knave
2H4 II.i.36 [Hostess to Fang and Snare, of Falstaff's behaviour] There is no honesty in such dealing, unless a woman should be made an ass, and a beast, to bear every knave's wrong
2H4 II.i.38 [Hostess to Fang and Snare] that arrant malmsey-nose knave Bardolph
2H4 V.i.28 [Shallow to Davy, of Falstaff's men] they are arrant knaves, and will backbite
2H4 V.i.36 [Shallow to Davy] that Visor is an arrant knave, on my knowledge
2H4 V.i.43 [Davy to Shallow] if I cannot once or twice in a quarter bear out a knave against an honest man, I have little credit with your worship
2H4 V.iii.64 [Shallow to Bardolph, of Davy] The knave will stick by thee
2H4 V.iv.1 [Hostess to First Beadle] thou arrant knave!
2H6 I.ii.100 [Hume alone] They say ‘A crafty knave does need no broker’
2H6 I.iii.21 [Suffolk to Second Petitioner] How now, sir knave!
2H6 II.i.103 [Gloucester to all, of Simpcox] A subtle knave!
2H6 II.i.124 [Gloucester to Simpcox] sit there, the lyingest knave in Christendom
2H6 II.iii.86 [Horner to all, of Peter] I am come hither ... to prove him a knave and myself an honest man
2H6 II.iii.91 [York to all, of Horner] Dispatch; this knave's tongue begins to double
AC I.ii.74 [Iras as if to Isis, of Alexas] it is a deadly sorrow to behold a foul knave uncuckolded
AC I.iv.21 [Caesar to Lepidus, of Antony] Let's grant it is not / Amiss ... [to] stand the buffet / With knaves that smells of sweat
AC II.v.102 [Cleopatra to Messenger, of Antony] O, that his fault should make a knave of thee
AW I.iii.41 [Countess to Clown, of his acquiring friends through a wife] Such friends are thine enemies, knave
AW I.iii.43 [Clown to Countess] knaves come to do that for me which I am aweary of
AW I.iii.56 [Countess to Clown] Wilt thou ever be a foul-mouthed and calumnious knave?
AW I.iii.8 [Countess to Steward, of the Clown] What does this knave here?
AW I.iii.87 [Countess to Clown] You'll be gone, sir knave, and do as I command you!
AW II.ii.25 [Clown to Countess] as a scolding quean to a wrangling knave
AW II.iii.262 [Lafew to Parolles] You are not worth another word, else I'd call you knave
AW II.iv.27 [Parolles to Clown] Away! Th'art a knave
AW III.v.16 [Mariana to Widow, of Parolles] I know that knave, hang him!
AW III.v.81 [Diana to Helena, of Parolles and Bertram] Yond's that same knave / That leads him to these places
AW IV.iii.101 [Second Lord to Bertram, of Parolles] Has sat i'th'stocks all night, poor gallant knave
AW IV.v.16 [Lafew to Clown] They are not herbs, you knave, they are nose-herbs
AW IV.v.20 [Lafew to Clown] Whether dost thou profess thyself, a knave or a fool?
AW IV.v.61 [Lafew to Countess, of the Clown] A shrewd knave and an unhappy
AW V.ii.23 [Clown to Lafew, of Parolles] he looks like a poor, decayed, ingenious, foolish, rascally knave
AW V.ii.47 [Lafew to Parolles] Out upon thee, knave!
AW V.ii.52 [Lafew to Parolles] Though you are a fool and a knave you shall eat
AW V.iii.249 [King to Parolles, responding to his equivocation ‘He loved her, sir, and loved her not’] As thou art a knave and no knave
AYL I.ii.70 [Touchstone to Rosalind and Celia] swear by your beards that I am a knave
AYL III.ii.288 [Rosalind as Ganymede to Celia as Aliena, of Orlando] I will speak to him like a saucy lackey, and under that habit play the knave with him
AYL III.iii.97 [Sir Oliver alone] ne'er a fantastical knave of them all shall flout me out of my calling
CE I.ii.72 [Antipholus of Syracuse to Dromio of Ephesus] Come on, sir knave, have done your foolishness
CE III.i.64 [Adriana to Antipholus of Ephesus] Your wife, sir knave? Go get you from the door
CE III.i.74 [Dromio of Syracuse to Dromio of Ephesus] I'll break your knave's pate
Cor II.i.74 [Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius, of the people they represent] All the peace you make in their cause is calling both the parties knaves
Cor III.ii.115 [Coriolanus to all] The smiles of knaves / Tent in my cheeks
Cor III.iii.33 [Coriolanus to all] an ostler, that for th'poorest piece / Will bear the knave by th'volume [i.e. for a small tip will put up with being called a rogue any number of times]
Cym I.vi.75 [Queen alone, of Pisanio] A sly and constant knave
H5 III.ii.119 [Macmillan to all, of his nation] Ish a villain, and a bastard, and a knave, and a rascal
H5 IV.viii.35 [Fluellen to King Henry, of Williams] what an arrant, rascally, beggarly, lousy knave it is
H5 V.i.17 [Fluellen to Pistol] You scurvy, lousy knave, God pless you!
H5 V.i.29 [Fluellen to Pistol, of the leek] Will you be so good, scauld knave, as eat it?
H5 V.i.6 [Fluellen to Gower] the rascally, scauld, beggarly, lousy, pragging knave, Pistol
H5 V.i.66 [Gower to Pistol] Go, go, you are a counterfeit cowardly knave
H8 V.i.132 [King Henry to all] At what ease / Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt / To swear against you?
H8 V.iv.69 [Lord Chamberlain] Where are these porters, / These lazy knaves?
Ham I.v.124 [Hamlet to Horatio] There's never a villain dwelling in all Denmark-- / But he's an arrant knave
JC I.i.15 [Flavius to Cobbler] What trade, thou knave? Thou naughty knave, what trade?
KJ I.i.243 [Lady Faulconbridge to Bastard] What means this scorn, thou most untoward knave?
KL I.ii.122 [Edmund alone] we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves
KL I.iv.311 [Gonerill to Fool] You, sir, more knave than fool, after your master!
KL I.iv.79 [Lear to Oswald, of what he has said] ‘My lady's father’, my lord's knave!
KL II.ii.124 [Cornwall to Kent] You stubborn ancient knave
KL II.ii.13 [disguised Kent, to and of Oswald] A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats
KL II.ii.67 [Cornwall to disguised Kent] You beastly knave, know you no reverence?
KL II.ii.86 [Kent to Cornwall, of Oswald] No contraries hold more antipathy / Than I and such a knave
KL II.ii.99 [Cornwall to all, of disguised Kent] These kind of knaves I know, which in this plainness / Harbour more craft
KL II.iv.73 [Fool to disguised Kent, of a fool's counsel] I would ha' none but knaves use it
MA III.iii.30 [Dogberry to Second Watchman] thank God you are rid of a knave
MA III.v.30 [Verges to Leonato] our watch tonight ... ha' ta'en a couple of as arrant knaves as any in Messina
MA IV.ii.21 [Dogberry to Conrade and Borachio] you are little better than false knaves
MA IV.ii.28 [Dogberry to Conrade and Borachio] I say to you, it is thought you are false knaves
MA V.i.209 [Dogberry to Don Pedro, of Conrade and Borachio] they are lying knaves
MA V.i.307 [Dogberry to Leonato] I leave an arrant knave with your worship
MM II.i.224 [Pompey to Escalus] If your worship will take order for the drabs and the knaves, you need not to fear the bawds
MM V.i.350 [Lucio to disguised Duke] Show your knave's visage, with a pox to you
MM V.i.353 [Duke to Lucio] Thou art the first knave that e'er mad'st a duke
MV II.iii.12 [Launcelot to Jessica] If a Christian did not play the knave and get thee, I am much deceived
MW I.i.170 [Slender to all] If I be drunk, I'll be drunk with those that have the fear of God, and not with drunken knaves
MW I.iv.53 [Caius to Mistress Quickly] Vere is dat knave Rugby? [or: sense 2]
MW II.i.158 [Ford to Page, of Pistol] You heard what this knave told me, did you not?
MW II.ii.253 [Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of Ford] the jealous rascally knave
MW II.ii.257 [Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of Ford] Hang him, poor cuckoldy knave!
MW II.ii.270 [Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of Ford] Ford's a knave, and I will aggravate his style
MW III.i.14 [Evans alone, of Caius] I will knog his urinals about his knave's costard when I have good opportunities
MW III.i.62 [Evans to Page, of Caius] he is a knave besides, a cowardly knave as you would desires to be acquainted withal
MW III.i.80 [Evans to Caius] I will knog your urinals about your knave's cogscombs for missing your meetings and appointments
MW III.iii.188 [Ford to all, of Falstaff] Maybe the knave bragged of that he could not compass
MW III.iii.225 [Evans to Caius] remembrance tomorrow on the lousy knave, mine host
MW III.v.92 [Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of the servants] They took me on their shoulders, met the jealous knave their master in the door
MW IV.v.110 [Falstaff to Mistress Quickly] the knave constable had set me i'th' stocks [or: adjective use]
MW V.i.16 [Falstaff to Ford as Brook] That same knave Ford ... hath the finest mad devil of jealousy in him
MW V.v.110 [Ford to Falstaff] Falstaff's a knave, a cuckoldy knave
Oth II.i.231 [Iago to Roderigo, of Cassio] a knave very voluble
Oth II.i.238 [Iago to Roderigo, of Cassio] a devilish knave! Besides, the knave is handsome
Oth II.i.240 [Iago to Roderigo, of Cassio] A pestilent complete knave
Oth II.iii.142 [Cassio to Roderigo] A knave teach me my duty? I'll beat the knave into a twiggen bottle
Oth III.iii.120 [Othello to Iago] a false disloyal knave
Oth IV.i.25 [Iago to Othello, of certain men] as knaves be such abroad
Oth IV.ii.138 [Emilia to Desdemona and Iago] The Moor's abused by some most villainous knave
Per II.i.57 [Second Fisherman to Pericles] What a drunken knave was the sea to cast thee in our way!
RJ II.iv.150 [Nurse to Romeo, of Mercutio] Scurvy knave!
RJ II.iv.152 [Nurse to Peter] thou must stand by too, and suffer every knave to use me at his pleasure!
RJ IV.v.142 [First Musician to Second Musician, of Peter] What a pestilent knave is this same!
TC V.i.85 [Thersites alone] Diomed's a false-hearted rogue, a most unjust knave
TC V.iv.28 [Thersites to Hector] I am a rascal, a scurvy railing knave, a very filthy rogue
Tem II.i.171 [Antonio aside to Sebastian, of the subjects in Gonzalo's kingdom] all idle: whores and knaves
Tem V.i.268 [Prospero to all, of Caliban] This misshapen knave
TG III.i.262 [Launce alone] I have the wit to think my master is a kind of a knave; but that's all one if he be but one knave
Tim I.i.184 [Apemantus to Timon, of the Athenians] When ... these knaves [are] honest
Tim I.i.253 [Apemantus to himself, of the Athenians] That there should be small love amongst these sweet knaves, / And all this courtesy!
Tim I.i.265 [Apemantus to Second Lord, of dining at Timon's] to see meat fill knaves and wine heat fools
Tim II.ii.108 [Apemantus to Varro's Servant] we may account thee a whoremaster and a knave
Tim III.iv.118 [Timon to Flavius] let in the tide / Of knaves once more
Tim III.iv.60 [Flavius to Servants] you serve knaves
Tim IV.iii.217 [Apemantus to Timon] Thou gavest thine ears, like tapsters that bade welcome, / To knaves and all approachers
Tim IV.iii.239 [Timon to and of Apemantus] What, a knave too?
Tim IV.iii.277 [Timon to Apemantus] If thou hadst not been born the worst of men, / Thou hadst been a knave and flatterer
Tim IV.iii.481 [Timon to Flavius] All I kept were knaves, to serve in meat to villains [or: sense 2]
Tim V.i.91 [Timon to Poet and Painter] There's never a one of you but trusts a knave / That mightily deceives you
TN II.iii.62 [Sir Andrew to Feste and Sir Toby] Let our catch be ‘Thou knave’
TN II.iii.64 [Feste to Sir Andrew] I shall be constrained in't to call thee knave, knight
TN V.i.204 [Sir Toby to and of Sir Andrew] An asshead, and a coxcomb, and a knave--a thin-faced knave, a gull!
TN V.i.392 [Feste singing] 'Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gate
TS I.ii.109 [Grumio to Hortensio, of Katherina and Petruchio] She may perhaps call him half a score knaves or so
TS I.ii.12 [Petruchio to Grumio] rap me well, or I'll knock your knave's pate
TS III.i.45 [Hortensio as Licio to Lucentio as Cambio] The bass is right, 'tis the base knave that jars
TS IV.i.143 [Petruchio to Katherina, of the Servant] A whoreson, beetle-headed, flap-eared knave!
TS V.i.83 [Tranio as Lucentio to an Officer, of Vincentio] Carry this mad knave to the gaol
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