preferment (n.)
advancement, promotion
2H6 I.i.179[Salisbury to York and Warwick, of Buckingham and Somerset] While these do labour for their own preferment, / Behoves it us to labour for the realm
Cym[Queen to Pisanio] I'll move the king / To any shape of thy preferment
Cym III.v.116[Cloten to Pisanio] thou shouldst neither want my means for thy relief, nor my voice for thy preferment
Cym III.v.155[Cloten to Pisanio] Be but duteous, and true preferment shall tender itself to thee
Cym V.iv.208[First Gaoler alone] my wish hath a preferment in't
H8 V.i.36[Lovell to Gardiner] Cromwell ... / Stands in the gap and trade of more preferments
KL IV.v.38[Regan to Oswald, of Gloucester] Preferment falls on him that cuts him off
MV II.ii.135[Bassanio to Launcelot] Shylock ... hath preferred thee, if it be preferment / To leave a rich Jew's service
R3 I.iii.94[Richard to Rivers, of Queen Elizabeth] She may help you to many fair preferments
TG I.iii.7[Panthino to Antonio] other men ... / Put forth their sons to seek preferment out
TS II.i.93[Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista, of Katherina] Nor is your firm resolve unknown to me / In the preferment of the eldest sister [i.e. her precedence in the matter of marriage]
WT V.ii.112[Autolycus alone] had I not the dash of my former life in me, would preferment drop on my head

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