passing (adv.)
very, exceedingly, extremely
2H4 IV.ii.85[Archbishop to Westmorland] I am passing light in spirit
AYL III.v.138[Phebe to Silvius, of her letter to Rosalind as Ganymede] I will be bitter with him and passing short
Cor I.i.201[Menenius to Martius, of the Citizens] Yet are they passing cowardly
H5 IV.ii.40[Grandpr?š to all, of the English army's banners] our air shakes them passing scornfully
Ham II.ii.407[Hamlet to Polonius, quoting from a ballad] he loved passing well
MA II.i.72[Leonato to Beatrice] you apprehend passing shrewdly
MND II.i.20[Puck to Fairy] Oberon is passing fell and wrath
RJ I.i.234[Romeo to Benvolio] Show me a mistress that is passing fair
TG IV.iv.145[Silvia to disguised Julia, of Julia] Is she not passing fair?
TS II.i.112[Baptista to all] You are passing welcome
TS II.i.236[Petruchio to Katherina] I find you passing gentle
TS III.ii.24[Tranio as Lucentio to Katherina and Baptista, of Petruchio] I know him passing wise
TS induction.1.65[Lord to Huntsmen, of transforming Sly] It will be pastime passing excellent
TS IV.i.176[Petruchio alone, of Katherina] My falcon now is sharp and passing empty
TS IV.iii.18[Katherina to Grumio, of a neat's foot] 'Tis passing good
Ven.297[of Adonis' horse] High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong
WT IV.iv.286[Autolycus to Mopsa, of ballads] this is a passing merry one
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