gait (n.) Old form(s): gate
manner of walking, bearing, movement
2H4 II.iii.23[Lady Percy to Northumberland, of Percy] He had no legs that practised not his gait
AC III.iii.17[Cleopatra to Messenger, of Octavia] What majesty is in her gait?
AW II.i.54[Parolles to Bertram, of the Lords] they ... do muster true gait
H5 II.ii.122[King Henry to the traitors, of a demon] Should with his lion gait walk the whole world
H8 III.ii.116[Norfolk to King Henry, of Wolsey] Springs out into fast gait
JC I.iii.132[Cassius to Casca, of Cinna] I do know him by his gait
KL V.iii.173[Albany to Edgar] Methought thy very gait did prophesy / A royal nobleness
LLL IV.iii.183[Berowne to all] When shall you hear that I / Will praise ... / A gait, a state
LLL V.i.11[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of Armado] his gait [is] majestical
Luc.1508[of a painting of Sinon] the painter laboured ... [to] give the harmless show / An humble gait
MND V.i.358[Theseus to all] This palpable-gross play hath well beguiled / The heavy gait of night
MW I.iv.29[Mistress Quickly to Simple, of Slender] Does he not ... strut in his gait?
MW III.iii.59[Falstaff to Mistress Ford] the firm fixture of thy foot would give an excellent motion to thy gait in a semi-circled farthingale
Sonn.128.11[of an instrument's keys] O'er whom thy fingers walk with gentle gait
TC I.i.55[Troilus to Pandarus, of Cressida] her cheek, her gait, her voice
TC IV.v.14[Ulysses to Agamemnon, of Diomedes] I ken the manner of his gait
Tem IV.i.102[Ceres to Iris, of Juno] I know her by her gait
TN II.iii.150[Maria to Sir Toby, of Malvolio] by ... the manner of his gait
TNK I.ii.45[Palamon to Arcite] What need I / Affect another's gait
TS II.i.253[Petruchio to and of Katherina] with her princely gait
TS induction.1.130[Lord alone, of the Page] I know the boy will well usurp the grace, / Voice, gait, and action of a gentlewoman
TS IV.ii.65[Biondello to Tranio, of the man he has seen] In gait and countenance surely like a father
WT IV.iv.727[Autolycus to Shepherd] Hath not my gait in it the measure of the court?
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