state (n.)
estate, property, wealth, means
1H4 IV.i.46[Hotspur to all] Were it good / To set the exact wealth of all our states / All at one cast?
Luc.45[of Tarquin] his affairs, his friends, his state / Neglected all [or: position]
MV III.ii.259[Bassanio to Portia] I told you / My state was nothing
MW III.iv.5[Fenton to Anne] my state being galled with my expense
Tim I.i.154[Lucilius to Timon] Never may / That state or fortune fall into my keeping / Which is not owed to you
Tim I.i.70[Poet to Painter, of people at the foot of Fortune's hill] all kind of natures, / That labour on the bosom of this sphere / To propagate their states
Tim I.ii.196[Flavius to himself, of Timon] His promises fly so beyond his state / That what he speaks is all in debt
Tim I.ii.56[Apemantus to Timon] Those healths will make thee and thy state look ill
TNK IV.iii.66[Wooer to Doctor, of his match with the Gaoler's Daughter] I had a great penn'orth on't, to give half my state
TS I.ii.90[Hortensio to Petruchio, of Katherina] were my state far worser than it is, / I would not wed her
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