grandsire (n.) Old form(s): Grandsier , Grand-sire
grandfather
MV I.i.84[Gratiano to Antonio] Why should a man whose blood is warm within / Sit, like his grandsire cut in alabaster
MW I.i.54[Shallow to Evans, of Anne] Did her grandsire leave her seven hundred pound?
RJ II.iv.31[Mercutio to Benvolio] is not this a lamentable thing, grandsire [ironic use]
TC I.iii.292[Nestor to Aeneas, of himself] one that was a man / When Hector's grandsire sucked
TC IV.v.196[Nestor to Hector] I knew thy grandsire, / And once fought with him
Tit III.ii.49[Marcus to Titus, of Young Lucius] the tender boy in passion moved / Doth weep to see his grandsire's heaviness
Tit IV.i.1[Young Lucius to Titus] Help, grandsire, help!
Tit V.iii.160[Lucius to Young Lucius] Thy grandsire loved thee well
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