prate (v.) Old form(s): prat'st
prattle, chatter, blather
2H4 III.ii.294[Falstaff alone, of Shallow] This same starved justice hath done nothing but prate to me of the wildness of his youth
CE II.ii.202[Luciana to Dromio of Syracuse] Why pratest thou to thyself, and answerest not?
Cor III.iii.83.2[Coriolanus to Brutus] What do you prate of service?
Cor V.iii.159[Volumnia to and of Coriolanus] he lets me prate / Like one i'th' stocks
E3 III.iii.137[Philip to King John] Father, range your battles, prate no more
Ham V.i.276[Hamlet to Laertes] if thou prate of mountains
Mac II.i.58[Macbeth alone] Thy very stones prate of my whereabout
MW I.iv.118[Mistress Quickly to Caius] We must give folks leave to prate
MW III.iii.44[Falstaff to Mistress Ford] I cannot cog, I cannot prate,
Oth I.ii.6.2[Iago to Othello, of Roderigo] he prated / And spoke such scurvy and provoking terms / Against your honour
Oth II.i.218[Iago to Roderigo, of Desdemona and Othello] will she love him still for prating?
Oth II.iii.145[Cassio to Roderigo] Dost thou prate, rogue?
R3 I.iii.349[First Murderer to Richard] We will not stand to prate; / Talkers are no good doers
Tem II.i.268[Antonio to Sebastian] lords that can prate / As amply and unnecessarily / As this Gonzalo
TNK V.i.119[Palamon to Venus] I am / To those that prate and have done, no companion
WT III.ii.40[Hermione to all, of herself] here standing / To prate and talk for life and honour
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