stomach (n.) Old form(s): stomack , stomacke, stomackes
wish, inclination, desire
AC II.ii.54[Antony to Caesar, of Antony's brother] Did he not rather ... make the wars alike against my stomach,/ Having alike your cause?
AYL III.ii.20[Touchstone to Corin, of the shepherd's life] it goes much against my stomach
H5 IV.iii.35[King Henry to all] he which hath no stomach to this fight, / Let him depart
JC I.ii.298[Cassius to Brutus, of Casca] This rudeness is a sauce to his good wit, / Which gives men stomach to disgest his words
JC V.i.66[Octavius to Brutus and Cassius] If you dare fight today, come to the field; / If not, when you have stomachs
MV III.v.82[Jessica to Lorenzo] let me praise you while I have a stomach [also: appetite]
TC II.i.124[Achilles to Ajax, of Hector] [he will] Tomorrow morning call some knight to arms / That hath a stomach [i.e. for a fight]
TC III.iii.220[Patroclus to Achilles] my little stomach to the war
TC IV.v.264[Ajax to Achilles] You may have every day enough of Hector, / If you have stomach
TS I.i.38[Tranio to Lucentio, of mathematics and metaphysics] Fall to them as you find your stomach serves you
TS I.ii.192[Gremio to Petruchio, of wooing Katherina] if you have a stomach, to't
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