reckoning (n.) Old form(s): reckning
counting up, enumeration, calculation
H5 IV.i.284[King Henry alone, praying for his army] take from them now / The sense of reckoning
LLL I.ii.40[Armado to Mote] I am ill at reckoning
LLL V.ii.496[Costard to Berowne] it were pity you should get your living by reck'ning
LLL V.ii.793[Princess to King, of his going to a hermitage] There stay until the twelve celestial signs / Have brought about the annual reckoning
RJ I.ii.33[Capulet to Paris, of Juliet] mine, being one, / May stand in number, though in reckoning none [i.e. one does not make a company]
TC III.iii.253[Thersites to Achilles, of Ajax] he ... ruminates like an hostess that hath no arithmetic but her brain to set down her reckoning
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