stroke (n.) Old form(s): stroakes
blow, attack, assault
Cor III.iii.79[Sicinius to all, of Coriolanus] Opposing laws with strokes
Cor III.iii.97[Sicinius to all, of Coriolanus] he has ... / Given hostile strokes
Cor IV.i.26[Coriolanus to Menenius] 'Tis fond to wail inevitable strokes, / As 'tis to laugh at 'em
Mac V.iv.20[Seyward to Macduff] certain issue strokes must arbitrate
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