spite (n.) Old form(s): spight
malice, ill-will, hatred
3H6 IV.vi.19[King to Warwick] I may conquer Fortune's spite / By living low
Ham I.v.188[Hamlet to himself] The time is out of joint. O, cursed spite, / That ever I was born to set it right!
RJ I.i.78[Capulet to all] Old Montague ... flourishes his blade in spite of me
RJ I.v.62[Tybalt to Capulet, of Romeo] A villain, that is hither come in spite / To scorn at our solemnity
RJ IV.i.31[Juliet to Paris, of her tears' damage to her face] it was bad enough before their spite
Sonn.37.3[] I, made lame by Fortune's dearest spite
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