gentle (n.)
(plural) ladies and gentlemen, gentlefolk
H5 I.chorus.8[Chorus] pardon, gentles all
H5 II.chorus.35[Chorus] the scene / Is now transported, gentles, to Southampton
LLL II.i.211[Princess to all] Good wits will be jangling; but, gentles, agree
MND V.i.126[Quince to all] Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show
MND V.i.419[Puck to audience] Gentles, do not reprehend
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