ancient, aunchient (adj.) 1
long-established, long-standing
1H6 II.iv.93 [Somerset to Richard] standest not thou attainted, / Corrupted, and exempt from ancient gentry? [i.e. hereditary line]
Cor II.i.220 [Sicinius to Brutus, of the commoners' attitude to Coriolanus] they / Upon their ancient malice will forget / With the least cause these his new honours
Cor IV.i.3 [Coriolanus to Volumnia] Where is your ancient courage?
Cor IV.v.106 [Aufidius to Coriolanus] Each word thou hast spoke hath weeded from my heart / A root of ancient envy
H5 IV.i.67 [Fluellen to Gower] It is the greatest admiration in the universal world, when the true and aunchient prerogatifes and laws of the wars is not kept
R2 I.i.9 [King Richard to John of Gaunt, of Bolingbroke] hast thou sounded him / If he appeal the Duke on ancient malice
RJ I.i.104 [Montague to Benvolio] Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach?
RJ I.ii.81 [Benvolio to Romeo] At this same ancient feast of Capulet's / Sups the fair Rosaline
TS I.ii.46 [Hortensio to Petruchio, of Grumio] Your ancient, trusty, pleasant servant

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