stoop (v.) Old form(s): Stoop'd , stoope, stoopt , stoupe
kneel, submit, bow down
1H6 III.i.171[King to Richard] Stoop then and set your knee against my foot
2H4 induction.32[Rumour alone] the King before the Douglas' rage / Stooped his anointed head as low as death
2H4 V.ii.120[King Henry V to Lord Chief Justice] I will stoop and humble my intents
2H6 IV.viii.47[Clifford to rebels] Better ten thousand base-born Cades miscarry / Than you should stoop unto a Frenchman's mercy
3H6 I.i.108[King to York, of Henry V] Who made the Dauphin and the French to stoop
Luc.574[of Lucrece pleading with Tarquin] She conjures him ... [to] stoop to honour, not to foul desire
MM II.iv.182[Isabella alone, of Claudio] had he twenty heads ... he'd yield them up, / Before his sister should her body stoop / To such abhorred pollution
R2 III.i.19[Bolingbroke to Bushy and Green] Myself ... / Have stooped my neck under your injuries

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