minion (n.) Old form(s): minnion
darling, favourite, select one
1H4 I.i.82[King Henry to Westmorland, of Hotspur] Who is sweet Fortune's minion and her pride
1H4 I.ii.26[Falstaff to Prince Hal] Let us be ... minions of the moon
2H6 I.iii.82[Queen to Suffolk, of the Duchess of Gloucester] She vaunted 'mongst her minions t'other day [or: hussies]
3H6 II.ii.84[Queen to Edward] Go, rate thy minions, proud insulting boy!
CE II.i.87[Adriana to Luciana, of her husband] His company must do his minions grace
Cym II.iii.40[Cymbeline to Cloten, of Innogen] The exile of her minion is too new
KJ II.i.392[Bastard to King John and King Philip, of their conflict] fortune shall cull forth / Out of one side her happy minion
Mac I.ii.19[Captain to King, of Macbeth] Like valour's minion carved out his passage
Mac II.iv.15[Ross to Old Man, of Duncan's horses] Beauteous and swift, the minions of their race
Sonn.126.9[of Nature] Yet fear her O thou minion of her pleasure!
Tem IV.i.98[Iris to Ceres] Mars's hot minion is returned again
Tim IV.iii.81[Timandra to and of Timon] Is this th'Athenian minion whom the world / Voiced so regardfully?
TN V.i.123[Orsino to Olivia, of Viola as Cesario] this your minion, whom I know you love
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