sense (n.) Old form(s): sence
perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
2H4 IV.ii.33[Archbishop to Prince John] The time misordered doth, in common sense, / Crowd us and crush us to this monstrous form [i.e. as all can see]
AW I.iii.167[Countess to Helena] Now to all sense 'tis gross
AW III.iv.39[Countess to Steward, of Bertram and Helena] Which of them both / Is dearest to me I have no skill in sense / To make distinction
Ham IV.iii.61[Claudius alone, as if to the King of England] As my great power thereof may give thee sense [of my love]
LLL I.i.57[Berowne to King, of their study] Things hid and barred, you mean, from common sense?
LLL V.ii.259[Boyet to himself, of ladies' conversations] Above the sense of sense, so sensible / Seemeth their conference [first instance]
Oth I.ii.64[Brabantio to Othello] I'll refer me to all things of sense
Oth I.ii.72[Brabantio to Othello, of Desdemona] if 'tis not gross in sense / That thou hast practised on her with foul charms
Oth I.iii.69[Duke to Brabantio] the bloody book of law / You shall yourself read ... / After your own sense [F: unclear meaning; Q its]
Oth III.iii.335[Othello to Iago, of Desdemona] What sense had I of her stolen hours of lust?
TNK II.i.37[Gaoler's Daughter to Gaoler, of Palamon and Arcite] they have no more sense of their captivity than I of ruling Athens
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