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gross (adj.) Old form(s): grose , grosse
vile, abhorrent, wicked
KL I.iii.5[Gonerill to Oswald, of Lear] He flashes into one gross crime or other
Luc.1315[of Tarquin's rape of Lucrece] She dares not thereof make discovery, / Lest he [Collatine] should hold it her own gross abuse
Oth I.i.135[Roderigo to Brabantio] Your daughter ... hath made a gross revolt
Oth V.ii.309.3[Cassio to Othello, of Iago's plots] Most heathenish and most gross!
RJ II.iv.163[Nurse to Romeo, of Juliet] if ye should lead her in a fool's paradise ... it were a very gross kind of behaviour
Sonn.151.6[] I do betray / My nobler part to my gross body's treason
TNK III.i.46[Arcite to Palamon] Not finding in / The circuit of my breast any gross stuff
WT I.ii.301[Leontes to Camillo] I ... / Pronounce thee a gross lout
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