orb (n.) Old form(s): Orbe, Orbes
sphere, orbit, circle
1H4 V.i.17[King Henry to Worcester] Will you ... move in that obedient orb again
AC III.xiii.146[Antony to Thidias] my good stars ... / Have empty left their orbs
Cym V.v.372[Cymbeline to Arviragus and Guiderius] after this strange starting from your orbs, / You may reign in them now [also: likened to stars, sense 1]
Per I.ii.122[Pericles to Helicanus] in our orbs we'll live so round and safe
RJ II.ii.110[Juliet to Romeo, of the moon] That monthly changes in her circled orb
Tim IV.iii.2[Timon alone, as if to the sun] Below thy sister's orb / Infect the air [i.e. beneath the passage of the moon]
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