strangeness (n.) Old form(s): strangenes, strangenesse
estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
2H6 III.i.5[Queen to King, of Gloucester] will ye not observe / The strangeness of his altered countenance?
Oth III.iii.12[Desdemona to Cassio, of Othello] He shall in strangeness stand no farther off / Than in a politic distance
TC II.iii.125[Agamemnon to Patroclus, of Achilles] worthier than himself / Here tend the savage strangeness he puts on
TC III.iii.45[Ulysses to all, of Achilles] I have derision medicinable / To use between your strangeness and his pride
TN IV.i.14[Feste to Sebastian] ungird thy strangeness
Ven.310[of the jennet] She puts on outward strangeness, seems unkind
Ven.524[Adonis to Venus] Measure my strangeness with my unripe years
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