gentleness (n.) Old form(s): gentlenesse
nobility, good breeding, courtesy
AYL II.vii.103[Duke Senior to Orlando] Your gentleness shall force, More than your force move us to gentleness
AYL II.vii.119[Orlando to Duke Senior] Let gentleness my strong enforcement be
JC I.ii.33[Cassius to Brutus] I have not from your eyes that gentleness / And show of love as I was wont to have
LLL V.ii.730[Princess to King, of their behaviour] Your gentleness / Was guilty of it [i.e. your courtesy encouraged us]
MND II.ii.138[Helena to Lysander] I thought you lord of more true gentleness
TC I.ii.254[Pandarus to Cressida, of a man's qualities] manhood, learning, gentleness, virtue
TC IV.i.21[Aeneas to Diomedes] In humane gentleness, / Welcome to Troy!
Tit I.i.240[Saturninus to Titus] I ... will with deeds requite thy gentleness
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